2016 Asian Trailblazers Study: Masters Of Multitasking And Transformation

Figure 1. Asian Trailblazers are fine-tuning their strategy along several areas

by Willis Towers Watson
In 2012, an event occurred that went largely unnoticed. For the first time, the percentage of Asia Pacific-headquartered companies in the Fortune Global 500 outnumbered those headquartered in Europe and North America. That year, 36% of companies in the Fortune Global 500 were headquartered in Asia Pacific. Of these 181 organisations, 69 were headquartered in Mainland China and 68 in Japan. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Korea 2016

Figure 1 Korea–Withholding tax rates 2015

by KPMG
Opportunities for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Republic of Korea (Korea) have increased in recent years. A growing number of companies are turning their attention to M&A to compete in the global economy, expand operations and gain various synergistic benefits. As the number of M&A deals in Korea grows, the Korean government continues to provide tax and other benefits to encourage them. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Korea 2014

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Korea 2014

by KPMG
Tax is only one part of transaction structuring. The Korean Commercial Law governs the legal form of a transaction, and accounting issues are also highly relevant when selecting the optimal structure. When investors are planning cross-border M&As, they should consider these other matters. […] Read more

M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities And Risks

Figure 1 Attractiveness of regions as M&A destinations

by Marsh, Mercer, Kroll
Emerging market corporations are now more confident in their pursuit of M&A. Chinese, Indian and Russian companies have been prolific in venturing outside their domestic markets to do deals, demonstrating that they are well-managed, efficient and globally competitive. Many of them have recently had initial public offerings on stock exchanges – not so much to raise capital as to demonstrate greater transparency, dispel perceptions of reputational issues and effectively pave the way for future M&A deals. […] Read more

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