Regional companies see stable M&A desire driven by new markets, tech and talent

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SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Companies in the region have relatively stable appetite for M&A activity, a recent EY survey has found.

This despite coming under pressure from higher input costs, thinning margins and an increasingly slowing economy.

Forty-one percent of executives in Southeast Asia say they are eyeing some acquisition deals over the next 12 months, according to the 21st edition of the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

Though the M&A desire is lower than the...(click on link for full story on