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Overview of Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific

  • May 2015
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 39 pages

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The study analyzes the investment scenario in Asia-Pacific with a focus on private equity, venture capital transactions, and merger and acquisition trends. It identifies key sectors of interest to the investing community and the key geographies that have attracted investments in recent years. The study presents an outlook for important countries in the region and highlights promising sectors in the years to come.

Executive Summary
Foreign Direct Investment: A Key Driver for Transactions in Asia-Pacific
- Asia-Pacific (APAC) FDI inflows accounted for one-third of global FDI inflows, showing that the region is a potential hotspot for foreign investments.
- China was the world’s second-largest destination and source of FDI in 2014.
- The share of APAC in global mergers and acquisitions (M&As) was pegged at about %, a significant improvement from less than % in 2000, signalling positive investor sentiments in the region.
The following Trends Defined the APAC Scenario:
- There was a steady reduction in deals greater than $ billion.
- Initial public offering (IPO) markets slowed down in the wake of global uncertainties, leading to a lull in companies going public.
- Dry powder available with private equity investors (PEs) was at a never-before high, resulting in reduced off-take of fresh funds and cautious investor sentiment.
- Most investors adopted a wait-and-watch approach to see how their investment yielded returns, especially those that invested with a -year horizon before the recession.
- China and India emerged as key markets, characterized by both M&As and better IPO than their APAC peers.

Table Of Contents

Overview of Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific
Executive Summary
Executive Summary

Research Scope
Scope of the Study
Glossary of Terms Used

Introduction to the APAC and Global Investment Scenarios
Analysis by Deal Volume and Value—Global vs. APAC
Analysis by Sector Deal Volume and Value—Global vs. APAC
Merger and Acquisition Analysis by Deal Volume—Global vs. APAC

Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments—Sources of Funds
Sources OF Funds for VC and PE

Venture Capital Investments
Venture Capital Funding—Deal Volume, Value, and Stages
Venture Capital Funding—Sectors of Investment
Venture Capital Funding—Deal Flow between Geographies

Private Equity Investments
Private Equity Funding—Deal Volume and Deal Value
Private Equity Funding—Sectors of Investment
Private Equity Funding—Geographic Analysis

Private Equity and Venture Capital Exits
PE/VC Exits

Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions—A Snapshot
Mergers and Acquisitions—Deals and Sectors

Outlook
Outlook—Key Sectors
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