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Deal activity in Asia-Pacific down by 16.8 per cent in February 2022, says GlobalData

The ongoing global geopolitical issues and volatile market conditions continue to pose downside risk to the deal activity (mergers & acquisitions [M&A], private equity, and venture financing deals) for the second consecutive month across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

The ongoing global geopolitical issues and volatile market conditions continue to pose downside risk to the deal activity (mergers & acquisitions [M&A], private equity, and venture financing deals) for the second consecutive month across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

As a result, deal activity has taken a 16.8 per cent hit during February 2022, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that 1,259 deals were announced in APAC region during February 2022 compared to the 1,513 deals announced during the previous month.

Malaysia, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong and India witnessed month-on-month decline in deal volume by 40.6 per cent, 39.3 per cent, 35.3 per cent, 23 per cent, 20.6 per cent and 7.7 per cent, respectively, during the month. However, Japan, Australia and Singapore managed to register growth in deal activity.

The number of private equity, M&A and venture financing deals month-on-month decreased by 21.7 per cent, 17.3 per cent and 16.1 per cent, respectively.

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