Emerging opportunities: Financial Services M&A in Asia survey and report 2011

Asia FS M&A survey 2011

Globally, financial services are undergoing unprecedented change. At the same time, the eastward shift of economic power gives Asian financial services markets stronger growth potential than that of any other region. As a result, M&A is becoming an ever more important strategic tool for finanical institutions in Asia.

Last year's survey revealed increasing interest in M&A, with 54% of respondents expecting to evaluate or execute transactions and 56% of that group planning to use M&A to expand in new markets.

This year the report findings reveal the following:

  • Economic and demographic factors will drive strong growth in Asian financial services
  • Domestic M&A looks set to remain the key driver of Asian financial services transactions
  • Cross-border M&A in Asian financial services is expected to accelerate
  • Capital restrictions are seen as the leading obstacle to M&A in the region
  • Asian financial services M&A is predicted to grow through 2011 and into 2012

To review the report and survey results in more details click here.