A spotlight on mergers and acquisitions trends (January - May 2020)
In partnership with Mergermarket
At first glance, the M&A data for Hong Kong between January and May looks surprisingly solid considering how early the territory was hit by COVID-19.
However, a closer look reveals that half the deals in Q1 2020 were announced in January, while only 8 and 7 were logged in February and March, respectively.
Early Q2 2020 data reflects a further downturn, but there are still a number of reasons to be optimistic about Hong Kong due to its burgeoning biotech hub and the consumer sector contributing to Q1's second biggest transaction overall, worth almost US$2 billion.
Highlights from the report include:
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