Barker is banking on more sponsor-driven deals

The head of M&A at UBS in Asia, Angus Barker, discusses why he is bullish on sponsor-driven deals.

What has been the trend in Asian MA volumes during the course of 2006
Outbound transactions from China have continued especially in raw materials for example the Sinopec-ONGC Colombian oil fields transaction which was announced very recently. The wash of distressed assets in Korea has also continued although compared to a few years ago, private equity buyers in Korea have taken a back seat. In Taiwan, banking consolidation is inching forward. In India, the corporate sector has been doing...

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