May 23, 2018

APAC League Table April 2018

Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

This month's report includes:

  • With two jumbo deals above US$10 billion recently announced, Asia Pacific & Japan deal-making activity in April 2018 reached a monthly all-time high with US$219 billion, up 130.5% in value compared to the monthly volume in March 2018.
  • Top deal of the month: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd of Japan agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Shire PLC, an Ireland-based manufacturer and wholesaler of pharmaceutical products, for an amended US$76.9 billion (including net debt).
  • Morgan Stanley leads the Asia Pacific & Japan-involvement announced M&A financial advisor ranking with 35.5% market share.

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