Asia Pacific

"Accounting for almost two thirds of worldwide trade, each country within the Asia Pacific (AP) business zone offers unique opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, investment and funding. With a diverse cultural demographic across the region, creating similarly diverse economies, investment in each country should only be undertaken after receiving specialist advice."

Asia Pacific Overview

The market in Asia Pacific has been extremely buoyant in recent years, with the zone featuring the three fastest emerging economies in the world. Each country within the zone has its own key strengths in certain markets. Australia and Japan have well-founded knowledge-based economies for example, while China and South Korea are technology and electronics power houses.

 

Asia Pacific in Q1 2014

Deal values throughout Asia Pacific in Q1 2014 totalled US$127bn, an increase from the US$82.7bn achieved in 1Q 2013. This shows:


  • Confidence is returning to the market

  • Increasing stability in the global economy is a major contributing factor

  • The easing of fiscal problems in the United States has created a renewed appetite for deals

  • Well-capitalised corporates and foreign private-equity investors are leading the charge

 


Q1 2014 Highlights in Asia Pacific

  • Total number of deals – 725

  • Total value - $127.2bn

  • Percentage of deals exceeding $500m - 38%


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Asia Pacific

"Accounting for almost two thirds of worldwide trade, each country within the Asia Pacific (AP) business zone offers unique opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, investment and funding. With a diverse cultural demographic across the region, creating similarly diverse economies, investment in each country should only be undertaken after receiving specialist advice."

Asia Pacific Overview

The market in Asia Pacific has been extremely buoyant in recent years, with the zone featuring the three fastest emerging economies in the world. Each country within the zone has its own key strengths in certain markets. Australia and Japan have well-founded knowledge-based economies for example, while China and South Korea are technology and electronics power houses.

 

Asia Pacific in Q1 2014

Deal values throughout Asia Pacific in Q1 2014 totalled US$127bn, an increase from the US$82.7bn achieved in 1Q 2013. This shows:


  • Confidence is returning to the market

  • Increasing stability in the global economy is a major contributing factor

  • The easing of fiscal problems in the United States has created a renewed appetite for deals

  • Well-capitalised corporates and foreign private-equity investors are leading the charge

 


Q1 2014 Highlights in Asia Pacific

  • Total number of deals – 725

  • Total value - $127.2bn

  • Percentage of deals exceeding $500m - 38%


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