Singapore recorded a total of 800 deals (M&A, PE/VC, and IPOs) worth US$88 billion for 2016, which compares with 685 deals (M&A, PE/VC, and IPOs) worth US$103.8 billion for 2015, according to the Transaction Trail report from Duff & Phelps. M&A comprised the bulk of the deal volume in Singapore, registering 684 deals valued at US$82.7 billion in 2016 compared to US$101.2 billion in 2015. The biannual report, which takes an in-depth look at transaction and capital markets activities in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, is summarized in the Duff & Phelps Valuation Insights First Quarter 2017. “Asia has emerged as a strong player in the M&A arena, overtaking Europe, driven by large outbound acquisitions by China, Singapore and other Asian countries in their ambition to increase their global footprint,” says Srividya Gopalakrishnan, managing director of Duff & Phelps’ Singapore office.
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