Considering last year’s epic performance and the inevitable mean reversion that has followed so far in 2022, APAC M&A has remained robust. Volume was in line with the same period last year, with 2,628 recorded deals (compared to 2,639 deals in H1 2021). Value fell by a less-than-anticipated 12.6%, slipping to US$514bn from US$597bn in H1 2021.
Given the circumstances, it was a sterling performance, with acquirers holding their nerve despite signs of decelerating growth in Southeast Asia combined with stubborn inflation in India.
In its April forecast, the IMF said it expects Asia’s economy to expand 4.9% this year, down 0.5 percentage points from its previous estimate. Despite the slight downgrade, that would still far outstrip North America and Europe and undergird confidence for dealmakers to transact.
Published in association with Datasite, Deal Drivers APAC provides an in-depth review of M&A activity in 2022, as well as an outlook for the year ahead.
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