Morgan Stanley talks M&A

M&A: Keep your eye on China and Japan

We ask Samuel S Kim, Morgan Stanley’s head of Asia-Pacific M&A, for his outlook for the year. China will play a key role in fuelling the sector's strength, as will Japan's need to diversify beyond its borders.
Morgan Stanley's Sam Kim
Morgan Stanley's Sam Kim

Samuel S Kim, a 14-year veteran of Morgan Stanley in the US and Asia, has led the MA group in the region since 2010. We talk to him about his outlook for the market.

He of course noted that in the first month of the new year Morgan Stanley has announced a number of important cross-border deals. In India, the firm announced Nippon Life’s acquisition of a 26% stake in Reliance Capital Asset Management the first cross-border transaction of the year and also the largest MA transaction in the asset management space in India. Morgan Stanley also handled NTT Communications Corp’s acquisition of India’s NetMagic Solutions...

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