Webinar: ASEAN connections: Cross-border M&A


Rich with investment opportunities and positive demographics — a young and dynamic population with growing disposable income and upward mobility — the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to attract international acquirers.

In 2016, the region recorded 534 M&A transactions valued at US$57.9bn, and Q1 2017 sustained the momentum with 118 deals worth US$14.7bn. This was a year-on-year increase of 8% in value and 7% in volume over the same period in 2016. For foreign inbound M&A, the ASEAN saw 223 deals worth US$23.7bn in 2016, a 10% rise in volume but a 16% drop in value from US$28.1bn (202 deals) in 2015. In 2017, volumes have remained relatively steady while values have shot up, with the first quarter registering as much as 45% of 2016’s annual total.

Join Kroll's Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia Richard Dailly as he shares insights on the ways to spot and mitigate risks before entering into cross-border M&A transactions in the ASEAN.

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Richard Dailly leads the Investigations and Disputes team and focuses on complex business intelligence and other complex multijurisdictional cases across Southeast Asia and Australia. Richard usually leads projects in Thailand and on projects relating to social compliance and ethical supply chains. Richard has been at the forefront of Kroll’s growth in Southeast Asia and Australia, developing clients in the region and expanding Kroll’s network and client base across the region.

60 Minutes