M&A: Countries with the highest share of cross-border deals APAC 2019-2021

This statistic illustrates a forecast of the most cross-border focused countries for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Asia and Asia Pacific (APAC) from 2019 to 2021. Indonesia has been forecasted to concentrate more heavily on cross-border deals between 2019 and 2021, with an estimated 78 percent of all deals being done cross-border.

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions usually face a number of difficulties including differing tax rules and deal regulations, cultural and language hurdles, labor and employment issues as well as political differences.

Countries with the highest share of cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Asia Pacific (APAC) forecast from 2019 to 2021**

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Release date

January 2019


Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, APAC

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.
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** Figures are not based on the total value of deals in APAC but the share of deals for individual countries that have been forecast to be domestic.
Countries included have been estimated to have 50 percent or more of deals domestic for two or more years included.

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