The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region saw a 3.9% month-on-month growth in deal activity (mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture financing deals) from 1,126 deals to 1,170 deals in February 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The COVID-19-hit 2020 remained a roller coaster ride for the global deal landscape and APAC was not an exception. The market conditions are expected to remain volatile as the fear of a second wave of COVID-19 in some of the key markets is likely to affect the investor sentiments.

“However, the growth witnessed in February, albeit bit slow, can be a positive sign for the revival of deal-making in the APAC region as investor cautiousness is likely to prevail for some more time.”

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData
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An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that the APAC markets such as India, Japan, Australia, South Korea and Singapore witnessed growth in deal volume by 22.8%, 47.3%, 59%, 31.8% and 12.8%, respectively, while China and Malaysia witnessed decline in deal volume by 25.3% and 31.3%, respectively.

M&A deals volume saw a growth of 19.8% in February 2021 compared to the previous month while private equity and venture financing deals volume declined by 9.7% and 7.5%, respectively.

Source : GlobalData

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