Asia-Pacific M&A volumes buck 2009 trend

05 Jan 2010

M&A in the region rose 9% during 2009 to total US$493.1 billion, according to Dealogic data. China overtook Australia as the region's most targeted nation, while Goldman Sachs topped the M&A advisory league tables.

M&A volume in Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) bucked the trend last year, rising 9% even as global volumes reached their lowest level in five years.

Acquisitions in the region totalled US$493.1 billion in 2009, up from US$453.8 billion during the previous year, according to data provider Dealogic.

Yet global M&A volume ...

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