Emerging Asia M&A Overview Report
An EMIS Insights M&A Report
EMIS is an ISI Emerging Markets Group Company Date: September 2019
Available in: English
M&A activity in Emerging Asia improved by a few percentage points in Q2 2019 but nevertheless it was still down when looking at the entire six-month period from the start of the year. H1 deals reached 1,823 in total (12.8% fewer y/y) and their aggregate value in particular suffered a hit, slumping 46% y/y to USD 164.2bn.
Few prominent transactions featured non-Asian buyers only. Most notable were the USD 1.9bn investment of Spanish pharma company Grifols in Chinese blood products maker Shanghai RAAS, and SoftBank’s purchase of a stake worth USD 1.6bn in Chinese major ride-hailer Didi.
With 81 transactions for USD 5.7bn during H1, the U.S. significantly outpaced others as the top foreign investor in the region. This was largely due to Blackstone’s deals for property developer Hong Kong International Construction (USD 895mn) and for Indian packaging maker Essel (USD 460mn), and AEW Capital Management’s USD 756mn purchase of office property Chevron House in Singapore.
This report provides an aggregated overview of the M&A deal activity in some 30 emerging countries in Emerging Asia, with individual focus on China, India and the Southeast Asia region. Our reports are presented in a consistent format from quarter to quarter, enabling users to analyse and compare data, and follow the latest developments in M&A.
What this report enables you to do:
- Follow overall mergers and acquisitions trends across emerging countries in Asia and in key geographies China, India and Southeast Asia
- See what major deals were announced and who was involved
- Identify the hottest industries and the top foreign investors
- Observe how valuations changed from quarter to quarter
- View Private Equity activity and the top entries and exits
- See which companies debuted on the stock market
- Find out who the best performing M&A advisors were
See below for a complete table of report contents: