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Mergers and Acquisitions

Did Temasek overpay for its stake in AS Watson?

Li Ka-shing's latest move to quickly close a HK$44 billion private deal with Singapore's Temasek for 25 per cent of AS Watson may be convenient for him, but the future could reveal that the sovereign wealth fund overpaid for Asia's richest man's own perceived brand and prowess.

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014, 1:01am 2 comments

Firms bolder about M&A as number of big deals rises

A string of large transactions drove the value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity up by 54 per cent in the first quarter compared with the same period last year, reflecting greater deal-making confidence among chief executives.

29 Mar 2014 - 12:39am

Syndicated loan prices to stabilise this year, industry group says

Last year’s drop in the prices of syndicated loans is unlikely to be repeated in 2014, the head of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) said.

14 Feb 2014 - 5:14pm

Taiwan tells Mega Financial to weigh merger with Chang Hwa Bank

Taiwan’s finance ministry has asked state-run Mega Financial to evaluate the possibility of merging with rival Chang Hwa Bank in what could be the biggest merger in the banking sector in more than a decade, local newspapers reported on Monday.

25 Nov 2013 - 2:57pm

More firms keen on mergers and acquisitions, poll finds

Growing optimism about the global economy is likely to lead to a marked pick-up in the number of mergers and acquisitions over the coming months, a survey of executives found Monday.

28 Oct 2013 - 2:14pm

M&As in China expected to stay buoyant

Mergers and acquisitions in the mainland's cultural industry will maintain momentum and continue an upward trend, Deloitte research shows.

Market analysis by the firm shows there were 156 mergers worth US$9.6 billion in the mainland cultural market last year, a rise of 246 per cent from 2011.

13 Apr 2013 - 4:51am

Verizon denies intention to merge with or buy Vodafone

Verizon Communications said it does not “currently have any intention” to merge with or buy its partner Vodafone Group, either alone or in conjunction with others, in response to press reports.

3 Apr 2013 - 12:18pm

Mainland firms to increase investment in Europe

Of 74 companies that have invested in the 27-nation bloc, 97 per cent plan to make additional investments in the near future, according to a report released yesterday by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, KPMG and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

1 Feb 2013 - 5:22am

Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China M&A

China's merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to rebound this year, driven mainly by the overseas expansion ambitions of privately owned companies in the retail and consumer goods sector, global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said yesterday.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Li Ka-shing firm buys NZ waste manager

Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI), controlled by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing, has bought a loss-making New Zealand waste management firm for NZ$490 million (HK$3.18 billion).

16 Jan 2013 - 4:25am