Expert insight into the world of offshore transactions

Welcome to the sixth edition of Appleby’s Offshore-i, which we produce on a quarterly basis to provide insights into the mergers and acquisitions activity going on in the major offshore markets, where we do the majority of our business.

In this report we analyse the transactions that took place in the second quarter of 2013 across all of the key offshore jurisdictions around the globe. Never before has it been as clear to us that the international financial centres in which we operate play a crucial role as links in the global supply chain, supporting trade and investment flows worldwide.

When it comes to the value of deals completed in the second three months of the year, at $31.6bn (£20.2) the offshore region ranks sixth globally. During Q2 2013, businesses incorporated within offshore borders were the subject of transactions worth more than those into Oceania and Africa combined…

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