Why Asia is yielding a crop of reit and trust deals

Investors do well from follow-on yield plays as a flattening US yield curve and overseas M&A drives an uptick in activity.

Why Asia is yielding a crop of reit and trust deals

Asian equity markets are witnessing a mini renaissance in secondary offerings from Reits and trusts as market participates debate whether 10-year US Treasury yields have peaked temporarily at least.

As table 1 below shows, one of the most striking aspects of May’s secondary market activity across Asia ex-China was the dominance of yield plays from Singapore and Thailand, which accounted for six of the top 10 deals by size.

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