MARKETS & INVESTING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Singapore's capital market transactions soared to US$34b

Deal pipeline to remain robust next year.

Independent valuation and advisory consulting firm, American Appraisal, today released the key findings of its annual “Transaction Trail 2013” report.

The report takes an in-depth look at transaction and capital markets activities, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and initial public offerings in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia over the course of 2013.

In 2013, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia recorded a total deal activity valued at US$59.4 billion spread across 670 deals. Globally, about 10,400 deals valued at over US$1.4 trillion were registered for the first three quarters of 2013.

Singapore recorded 365 deals (M&A, PE/VC and IPOs) worth US$34.0 billion for the year compared to 338 deals valued at US$28.0 billion for 2012. On M&A alone, Singapore registered a total deal volume of 286 deals valued at US$28.1 billion in 2013.

Cross-border deals accounted for US$24.5 billion spread across 204 deals, with inbound deals contributing to 61% of the total cross-border deal volume in 2013. Domestic deals amounted to 82 deals valued at US$3.69 billion. 

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