By David Lamb, Richard Hall, Flora Wong, Anna W.T. Chong, Teresa Tsai, Richard D. Fear, Christopher W.H. Bickley, Kevin C. Butler

This Cayman Asia M&A Market Report recaps merger and acquisition activity involving Cayman public companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”) for the first half of 2018.

Volume of Acquisitions Decreases, Value Increases

Conyers is particularly active in this space and leads the Asian market in advising on Mergers & Acquisitions. Following a slow 2017, the first half of 2018 displayed signs of a similar pattern, with 43 Cayman company acquisitions reported in H1 2018, compared with 73 from the previous year. However, the aggregate deal value reached HK$47.3 billion (US$6.028 billion) for this period, more than double the value when compared with the first half of last year.