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Shankar and Stevens gaze into the M&A crystal ball

Two of Standard Chartered's finance heads talk about the growth of M&A, leveraged finance and private equity in the region.
V Shankar, group head of corporate finance at Standard Chartered, and Joe Stevens, the bank's global head of principal finance, say there is plenty of growth to come in the leveraged finance and private equity businesses.

What is driving the growth of Asian MA
V Shankar Global consolidation is driving MA. Asian companies are getting the scale, scope and importantly, the confidence to pursue cross-border deals. Let me illustrate with one of our clients. We worked with Tata Steel on the acquisition of NatSteel, then Millenium Steel. Both these deals were medium sized but increased their confidence to pursue û and ultimately win û Corus.

I see this as an inevitable phase...
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