We are pleased to present this Cayman Asia M&A Market Report which recaps merger and acquisition activity involving Cayman public companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”) in the second half of 2017.
Conyers currently leads the Asian market in advising on Merger & Acquisition activity. The last half of 2017 saw 85 equity acquisitions among SEHK listed companies, with an aggregate deal value of HK$33.3 billion (US$4.26 billion).
The “going-private” merger of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd for an estimated amount of US$362.1 million (approximately HK$2.83 billion) and the HK$3 billion (approximately US$383.7 million) privatisation of Bloomage BioTechnology highlighted a growing trend in privatisations for H2 2017.
Growth in Asian M&A activity remains slow, with both deal volume and value declining. The same is true globally, where strategic M&A transactions have decreased. This is not surprising given geo-political uncertainties. However, consortium bids led by private equity continued to offset the decline, as reported in the final six months of 2017.
This report provides details of transactions and statistical information about the size and growth of the Cayman public companies market in Asia, which we hope will be of interest to our clients and Cayman market followers.
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Cayman Asia M&A Report H2 2017