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GCA Altium opens new offices in Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City

Global investment bank GCA Altium has strengthened its presence in Asia with the launch of two new offices in Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City.

Open from May 2018, the new offices will give UK clients access to Asia’s burgeoning M&A and investment markets. The firm has identified Taiwan and Vietnam as rapidly emerging trade hotspots due to their close proximity to China.
Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and saw its strongest year for M&A last year, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing at 6.81 per cent, its highest growth rate in a decade. Activity is high across the real estate, consumer goods and industrial sectors.
Investment activity in Taiwan is also accelerating, with the value of M&A activity expected to rise to USD8.7 billion by 2019.
Phil Adams, CEO at GCA Altium, says: “Having an established global network gives us a real competitive edge, and we are delighted to have expanded our presence in Asia. Both are strategic locations, close in proximity to China and the world’s major shipping routes, and offer numerous opportunities for M&A. We look forward to working with our partners on the ground in these markets to identify new opportunities for clients looking to expand their global footprint to Asia.
“With over 400 professionals and offices across Europe, Asia and the US, GCA Altium provides M&A and capital markets advisory services to growth companies and market leaders. We also launched a new office in Nagoya earlier this year, so these new offices bring the total number to nine in Asia and 18 worldwide.”

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