Stabilising the vital signs – the offshore market is experiencing a comeback

Any analysis of M&A activity during the second quarter of 2013 makes it difficult to ignore the increasing significance of offshore jurisdictions in international capital flows. With $31.6n (£19.7bn) of deals involving offshore targets during the three months to June, the region ranks sixth globally by cumulative deal value, with offshore-incorporated businesses the subject of transactions worth more than those in Africa, the Middle East or Oceania.

Offshore deal and IPO activity is looking more robust after a volatile period, with the region ranking above Africa, the Middle East and Oceania on transaction value in the second quarter. Cameron Adderley and Frances Woo predict a gradual but sustainable recovery in regional M&A

Any analysis of M&A activity during the second quarter of 2013 makes it difficult to ignore the increasing significance of offshore jurisdictions in international capital flows.

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