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LBOs in Asia: too much optimism?

Paul Hastings partner, Brett King, provides a legal perspective on why growth of LBOs in the region will be consistent but not exponential.
As a lawyer, Brett King has worked on leveraged buy-outs LBOs throughout his career in Hong Kong, first at Milbank, Tweed and now at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky Walker.

How would you term the growth in AsiaÆs LBO market
The number and volume of LBOs in Asia are steadily growing but bear in mind that this is from a very small base. Asia witnessed its first US-style LBO in 1999, which was the buy-out of ASAT Holdings, a Hong Kong manufacturer. This was followed by the LBO of Korean auto parts manufacturer, Mando Corporation, which was KoreaÆs first leveraged buy-out, so the LBO market in Asia is still very strong.

The ASAT transaction...
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