Riding the dragon: Will Asian mid-market M&A prosper?
Asia-Pacific mid-market M&A roundup – 2012 edition
The Asia-Pacific region arguably encompasses the world's most diverse group of economies, ranging from the sophisticated and mature markets of Australia and Japan to the Asian tigers of South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan; the centrally-planned yet high-growth nations of China and Vietnam; and finally, the colorful but questionably the most dynamic economies of all – India, Indonesia and even former pariah states like Myanmar, all of which harbor huge amounts of untapped potential.
With such a variety of economic paradigms, it is perhaps unsurprising that more mid-market M&A deals took place in the Asia-Pacific region than in any other territory worldwide over 2011, with 2,066 transactions coming to market, compared to Europe's 1,960 deals, and North America's 1,834 acquisitions. And with cash-rich corporates the world over increasingly looking to deploy ever-expanding M&A war chests over 2012 as they seek out the growth markets of the 2010s, Asia is likely to hold onto its top spot, at least in terms of M&A volumes, over the foreseeable future.
Deloitte is pleased to produce the fourth annual Asia-Pacific mid-market M&A report, which aims to provide proprietary insights from Deloitte rainmakers across the region into what is likely to drive this particular market over the foreseeable future.
To request a copy of this report, please contact Douglas Robinson.