Our APAC Market Practice Survey comprised transactions with private equity and other financial sponsor sellers as well as corporate sellers, and included both auction sales and proprietary deals.
All transactions were led out of our APAC offices but involved a range of cross-border targets across a variety of sectors.
A comparison of the results from this survey and previous surveys shows that the trends in the APAC M&A market continue to be seller-friendly against the backdrop of region-specific trends and market practice unique to the region. The results show that, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, it is still a relatively seller-friendly market in the APAC region. The APAC M&A market is influenced by European and US M&A practices, with the APAC trend sitting between these two market practices in a few areas. However there are still some features that are typical in this region, especially in the use of fixed price mechanism.