First half 2015 China M&A volume saw a 41% increase YoY and over 39% YoY growth in mid-market activity. These numbers imply a 2015 run-rate of 6,000 deals.
The early part of 2013 showed some settling down in the Asia Pacific M&A market after a stellar fourth quarter in 2012.
Not to be outdone by their U.S. and European counterparts, Asia-focused hedge funds are having a bit of resurgence this year, with over $3 US billion of new capital being allocated in the second quarter, according to HFR.
I recently returned from Mexico where I presented at an event that was co-sponsored and co-hosted by Intralinks and Mergermarket. The purpose of the event was to discuss the importance of Mexico as an emerging participant in the global economy and the maturing M&A and corporate finance activity with more than 100 bankers, lawyers, corporate development professionals, and executives.