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The growing sophistication of Asian M&A

In the first in a series of interviews with M&A bankers, Citigroup's head of regional M&A, Gordon Paterson, says domestic companies now compete head-to-head with foreign buyers for Asian assets.
What have been some of the key trends in Asian MA during the course of 2006

To my mind, 2006 was a continuation on the right path. I've been in the region for seven years and have seen MA activity developing in, what I believe, is the right way. Some notable trends include the emergence of domestic champions in-country and in-region consolidation has continued to create companies with critical mass and higher credibility. Secondly, cross-border outbound MA has been on the rise as opposed to the cross-border inbound which had prevailed for a number of years. Finally, financial sponsors are playing an ever more important role in the region's MA. Funds...
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