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Survey: companies optimistic about M&A in Asia

Respondents to an M&A survey predict a higher level of activity in the next 18 months with China, India and Southeast Asia ranking high on both perceived opportunity and attendant risks.
M&A activity in the region is expected to grow, according to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit with Marsh, Mercer and Kroll, but concerns remain about investments in China, India and Southeast Asia

Confirming that the Asia-Pacific region is expected to best weather the global recessionary fears, 82% of respondents expect to put money to work in the region with 57% specifically targeting China, India and Southeast Asia Cross-border deals are expected in energy, mining, financial services and power and utilities Deals are expected to be concentrated in the mid-market segment, though this segment was not explicitly defined in terms of size in the survey

Of the respondents, only 35% derived more than...
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