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Mergers and Acquisitions Q&A 2011: Another record year for Asian M&A?

May 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Loo & Partners.

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ALB: As the spectre of the financial crisis is lifted from the region, M&A levels took off around Asia. What do you feel are the prospects for another record-breaking year in 2011?

Loo Choon Chiaw: The Asia Pacific region has indeed experienced strong growth in M&A activities. Bloomberg has reported that Asia Pacific eclipsed Europe in 2010 as the second most active region, following North America. Thomson Reuters predicted that global M&A activity will increase by 36% in 2011 to USD3.04 trillion as opposed to the 12% growth in 2010.



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