Dealmakers APAC panellists were confident the ASEAN region will continue to trend upward for M&A activity following an extended flat period. Increasingly sophisticated processes, the efficiency gains created by new technology and opportunity creation in emerging ASEAN markets were all identified as helping to support a more bullish outlook.
The outlook for M&A across ASEAN: Activity Picks Up
Panellists were generally bullish about continued market conditions for APAC M&A activity. Mark Stride, Head of Asia, Group Corporate Development for Standard Chartered Bank, agreed there has been a pick-up in activity.