The nature of M&A in Asia is continuing to evolve as investors in China and across the region amass large pools of capital to fund dealmaking. A new video gallery from Latham & Watkins provides insights for investors, corporates, and dealmakers on a number of market forces, regulatory developments, and legal issues impacting inbound, regional, and outbound M&A in Asia. The video gallery features Latham lawyers from Asia and Europe who participated in the recent conference, “Effective M&A: Trends & Tools,” which was held in Hong Kong for a diverse group of market participants.
Hong Kong mergers and acquisitions partner Frank Sun was among the featured speakers. He noted, “We have seen very sophisticated China-based private equity firms joining the force in recent years. Chinese corporates are also becoming very sophisticated. And in some cases they are joining forces, forming consortiums, with strategic angles, with financial angles, so all these suggest the deal dynamics will be different from before.”
“Chinese investors remain very attractive to European businesses who are looking to realize their full China potential,” added Paris corporate partner Olivier du Mottay.
Simon Cooke, a partner in the Hong Kong office and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, described the event as “giving the audience a real flavor, not just of legal trends and technical aspects but of some market trends and how our clients are really looking at M&A in the world today.”