Offshore-i report on transactions for thesecond quarter of 2015
reveals that the number of offshore M&A deals and IPOs across
jurisdictions increased by 25% in Q2 when compared to the first
quarter of the year while average deal size remained robust.
The Asian markets continue to help drive offshore dealmaking,
with five of the 10 largest deals in Q2 2015 involving an Asian
company acquiring an offshore target. Hong Kong companies attracted
four of the top ten this quarter.
Key Asia themes this quarter:
Hong Kong announced 113 deals worth a
24 of the 40 offshore companies that
have either listed or announced plans to IPO have headed for the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Chinese businesses were involved in
54 deals with an offshore target, and were the subject of 109 deals
where an offshore business was the acquirer.
The largest China outbound deal saw
Zhongrun Resources Investment of China, a financial services
business, the subject of a capital increase by investors in China
and Cayman worth USD4.6bn.
In terms of international acquirers
buying offshore assets, the most active jurisdiction was Hong
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