Overseas M&A brightens dull 2016 for SE Asia loans

By Shruti Chaturvedi
10 Nov 2016

Southeast Asian companies have provided plenty of M&A financing opportunities to banks this year, partly making up for the disappointing corporate loan volumes from the region. Large firms in the region are still flush with cash, giving loans bankers hope that event-driven activity will continue next year, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

There has been a six-fold increase in volumes in acquisition-related syndicated loans to $14bn year-to-date, up from the $2.1bn in the same period a year earlier, according to Dealogic. With 2015 especially lacklustre, the numbers from this year are closer to the $14.5bn booked in 2014, both in ...

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