China: Asia's M&A engine

China remains the engine for Asia's M&A market, though Southeast Asia has developed into an important component too.

Given how China nowadays dominates mergers and acquisitions activity in Asia, a bad year for China usually means a subdued year for the region as a whole But with China's leadership changes out of the way, 2014 saw an uptick in business

"China went through a leadership transition last year, which made it more difficult for companies to execute deals” Mayooran Elalingam, head of M&A for Asia at Deutsche Bank, said "But that has changed this year "

So it is no surprise that China is emerging once again as the top market for both inbound and outbound M&A

A whopping 72 1% of respondents in a poll by FinanceAsia said they now expect to see an...

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