Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: ASEAN and Beyond

Zhaoqi Zhang, Director of Investigations and Disputes, Kroll, shares insights into M&As in Asia.  

Evolving economies and positive demographics – a large, aspiring, and young population with rising income, maturing consumer sophistication, and increasing upward mobility – are fuelling the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a promising new magnet for corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities.

Investment opportunities are often a combination of risk and return, and these two parameters can be amplified in cross-border transactions when local context no longer applies singularly. While the ASEAN continues to attract the attention of M&A capital, a number of trends have emerged over the past few years in the context of M&A that warrant closer attention from corporate stakeholders from both an execution and strategic standpoint.

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