M&A Trends Survey

Asian M&A: Still going strong

Despite the uncertain global economic environment, interest in M&A remains upbeat, according to our sixth annual survey.

This is the year of the Asian corporation. Asia’s CEOs have access to finance, or are sitting on a reasonable cash stash, and they have an appetite for deals within Asia and opportunities outside the region. That sets them apart from their European counterparts, who are distracted by issues closer to home and it distinguishes them from their US colleagues because funding a commercially viable deal in Asia isn’t a huge hurdle.

That is not to say that a crazy fire sale is underway, with Asian CEOs leading the charge to swoop up all in sight. Rather, a sensible, buttoned-down approach, grown up, if you will seems to...

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