In this weekly edition of Dealreporter Asia Pacific’s podcast, Anette Jönsson and Ed Vinales discuss key deals and developments relevant to Asia event-driven investors, including AGL Energy’s [ASX:AGL] new indicative offer for Australian telecom company Vocus [ASX:VOC], private equity interest in Australian healthcare provider Healius [ASX:ALS] and corporate governance-related investing in Japan. In connection with the latter we highlight the upcoming AGM for Kyushu Railway Co [TYO:9142] that will feature a number of proposals from an activist investor.
We also touch on the possible implications for the Chinese ADR delist/relist trend of US Senator Marco Rubio’s recent move to introduce a bill that proposes to delist US-listed Chinese companies that don’t open their audit books to US regulators, and discuss why the bill may have legs and could become legislation.
In this weekly edition of Dealreporter Asia Pacific’s podcast, Stephanie Hanna and Anette Jönsson discuss key developments on several Asian situations, including comments by Malaysia’s prime minister indicating Australian rare earth producer Lynas [ASX:LYC] will be allowed to continue operating in the Southeast Asian country; and the potential implications of casino tycoon James Packer selling part of his stake in Crown Resorts [ASX:CWN] to Melco Resorts & Entertainment [NASDAQ:MLCO] less than two months after his talks with Wynn Resorts [NASDAQ:WYNN] were terminated following a leak. At the end of the podcast we reveal an unexpected judicial setback for the dissenting shareholders of Qunar’s take-private that could have implications for ongoing and future Section 238 fair value processes in Cayman.
• Game, home shopping companies look for global buys • Cable consolidation to happen eventually; CJ Hello, Tbroad seen attractive targets • Friendly policy, Pangyo’s 2nd complex positive for more deals
We interviewed Liana Logiurato, Global Head of M&A at Syngenta International AG, at the 2016 Swiss M&A and Private Equity Forum where we discussed what would be driving Swiss M&A in the future and how Asian investors were targeting outbound acquisitions.
Uncover the outlook for deal activity in the CEE region from the 2016 CEE M&A and Private Equity Forum, with the dealmakers panel highlighting the level of increased interest from European and Asian investors and the main risks associated with doing deals in one of the fastest growing areas of Europe.
A panel of M&A specialists lead a discussion around the key features of the Nordic M&A market, including the risks of rising asset prices for Nordic acquirers, the influence of US and Asian bidders as well as cross-border trends. #NordicMnA