Merrill Corporation and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.
Asia Pacific and Japan M&A activity reached US$1.1 trillion in value, down 21.5% compared to last year’s record-breaking US$1.4 trillion but still elevated compared to historical levels as it continued to hit US$1-trillion levels in the last five years.
Mega deals, valued at US$5 billion or greater, fell to a six-year low and totaled US$151.3 billion, a 59.2% decline in value from a year ago.
M&A activity across the APAC region as a whole slipped in Q1, which was to be expected after a record-setting 2021. It’s a trend that can be observed across geographic markets an is best understood as a reversion to the mean rather than a
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