Staff Reporters
Jul 25, 2018

Holding companies drive APAC M&A activity: R3

Acquisitions in the region are up 15% year over year, and in sharp contrast to global trends, holding groups are leading the way, according to R3.

While unconventional buyers and martech firms led a massive 88% global increase in MA activity in the first half of 2018, the value of deals in APAC increased by a more modest 15%, with traditional holding companies leading the spending, according to R3's latest MA League Report. 

The total deal value in APAC increased from $791 million in the first half of 2017 to $908 million this year, and in China from...

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