Asia M&A punches below its weight

M&A has slowed this year due to the leadership changes in China and the cyclical slowdown in the mining sector, while fees remain well below the average in the US.
According to Dealogic, the total value of completed deals from Asia ex-Japan this year is $284 billion, which is 16% lower than the whole of 2012.
According to Dealogic, the total value of completed deals from Asia ex-Japan this year is $284 billion, which is 16% lower than the whole of 2012.

This year has turned out to be a patchy one for MA deal flow out of Asia, due to a slowdown in China and a cyclical downturn in the mining sector, where most of the large deals are struck.

According to Dealogic, the total value of completed deals from Asia ex-Japan this year is $284 billion, which is 16% lower than the whole of 2012.

“MA volumes are down this year. One of the primary reasons has been elections in a number of countries, and the leadership change in China, which impacts state-owned enterprise outbound activity,” said Mayooran Elalingam, head of MA, Asia at...

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