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APAC sees lowest annual investment banking fees since 2019


The Asia-Pacific region has recorded a 17% drop in investment banking fees to USD28.6bn in 2022 – the lowest annual total since 2019, according to a Refinitiv report. Data showed that fees generated in the region accounted for 26% of total fees earned globally, surpassing Europe, which contributed 21%. Dealmaking activity in Asia also hit a low since 2019 at just USD980.3bn in 2022. This was 36.8% lower than the previous year’s record high. The data excluded Japan. A bulk of dealmaking activity came from the financial sector, which comprised 18.3% of the market share. Deals in the sector were worth USD178.9bn. The figure was 15.6% lower than the previous year. The high technology sector, which saw the most deals, contributed to 12.8% of the market share, with a total deal value of USD125.8bn.

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