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Asia Pacific PE investments drop by 34.5%

Private equity and venture capital investments in the Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, experienced a 34.5% decrease to USD6bn in Q2, down from USD9.2bn the previous year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Deal numbers also declined by 23.3% to 46 from 60 year-on-year. Overall transaction value and volume in H1 2023 also fell, with a 40.3% drop to USD14.4bn from USD24.1bn, and volumes decreasing to 93 from 121 transactions. Private equity deals made up 6% of Q2's total M&A transactions (USD98.1bn), up from 5% in the previous year. The largest private equity-backed deal in H1 2023 was Bain Capital's USD2.3bn bid for a 57.83% stake in Chindata Group, followed by MBK Partners and Unison Capital Korea's USD1.8bn offer for a 65.1% stake in Osstem Implant.

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