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Asian M&A: opportunity in crisis

CLSA's head of mergers and acquisitions discusses the outlook for Asian M&A into 2009 and beyond.
CLSA's head of MA, Chris Brooks, remains optimistic about outbound MA from Asia, but isn't predicting a tidal wave of activity.

What has been the impact of the financial crisis on Asian MA deals
2008 was clearly a traumatic year for the markets and those in it. In that context, it was near impossible for CEOs and their teams to price an MA deal and to fully factor in the risks. But many management teams see opportunity in crisis and crisis doesn't make a strategic deal less strategic. So I would say that some of the deals that might have been done have instead been deferred and are likely...
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