Asia Pacific M&A Regional Snapshot: India flexes its muscles
6 September 2017
Asia-Pacific (APAC) merger and acquisition (M&A) pipelines are full, according to the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report: Early-stage M&A activity in Q2 2017 increased by 26% year-over-year (YOY). At the same time, according to data from Thomson Reuters and Intralinks’ analysis, the number of announced M&A deals in APAC in Q2 2017 rose by 8% YOY. Based on this data, our independently verified predictive model forecasts that the number of announced M&A deals in APAC for the full year 2017 (FY 2017) will increase by around 11% YOY.
Almost all regions within APAC, except for Japan, are contributing to the strong growth in M&A activity, with Southeast Asia, India and Australia leading the way. Japan recorded its second consecutive quarter of declining early-stage M&A activity in Q2 2017, with the number of early-stage deals falling by 12% YOY, following on from a 7% YOY decline in Q1 2017. Based on our insights into early-stage M&A activity, the real estate, healthcare and materials sectors are predicted to lead the growth in APAC M&A announcements in H2 2017.