M&A survey results

Failed M&A deals set to rise as trade war dents sentiment

Trade tensions and failed deals are preying on the minds of FinanceAsia’s readers as they ponder the M&A landscape for the year ahead.
Infographics by Evelyn Ng
Infographics by Evelyn Ng

The US-China trade war looms large over the results of FinanceAsia's annual MA Survey after readers were asked for their thoughts on the deal landscape for the next 12 months. 

In this year’s survey, conducted from March 22 to May 24, almost two-thirds of respondents signalled their belief that the number of failed deals will likely to increase over the next 12 months.

A total of 341 deals were either terminated or withdrawn in the 12 months prior to the survey, according to Bloomberg data  including an offer by a private equity consortium for Yum China. ...

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