LONDON (1 August 2019) – Aon, the leading professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, and Mergermarket, today jointly released the Asia-Pacific M&A and Transaction Solutions Risk in Review 2019 report. Findings from the report show that after years of steady growth in transaction volume and cross-border deals, the deal environment in Asia-Pacific is becoming more fully integrated with Western markets.
In 2018, Asia M&A activity slightly increased to 3,905 deals worth $678 billion, up from 3,836 deals worth $675 billion in 2017. In Australia and New Zealand in 2018, M&A activity increased to 754 deals worth $96 billion, up from 731 deals worth $88 billion in 2017.
“We’ve seen the demand for warranty & indemnity (also referred to as representations & warranties), tax, and litigation insurances, and other contingent insurance solutions rise as truly global tools that bring buyers and sellers together to successfully close deals,” said Brian Cochrane, Executive Chairman of Aon’s global M&A and Transaction Solutions practice. “As uptake increases, so has competition among W&I providers, which has benefitted clients as premium pricing is down and insurers are growing more comfortable in providing coverage.”
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About the Risk in Review 2019: Asia-Pacific report
This report – which forms part of a four-part series covering M&A risk and insurance trends in North America, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, as well as a comparative global round-up at the end of 2019 – takes an in-depth look at the uptake and use of transaction insurance products in Asia and Australasia. The study includes analysis of data on how M&A insurance is being used, as well as a survey of corporates, private equity firms and M&A advisors that explores their insights into the risks and opportunities presented by the deal market in Asia-Pacific.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Mergermarket is a business development and market intelligence tool designed specifically for the M&A sector and provides proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy across the world. With around 200 M&A journalists talking directly to senior executives, dealmakers and other key players in over 60 locations globally, Mergermarket reports on the whole deal life cycle, from mapping out companies’ early stage strategic intentions to tracking deals before they develop and providing real-time news on live events, thereby creating a large window of opportunity. Subscribers can also mine for trends, patterns and deal ideas using Mergermarket’s comprehensive deals database and regular data-driven editorial analysis and commentary. Visit www.mergermarket.com to learn more.
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