Singapore among worst countries as proportion of failed acquisitions hits record high in 2016

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SINGAPORE (Nov 2): More than 7% of announced merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worldwide in 2016 failed to materialise – marking an eight-year high since the start of the Global Financial Crisis, according to research published Thursday by Intralinks and Cass Business School.

Regionally, Asia-Pacific recorded the highest proportion of abandoned acquisitions in 2016, with around one in eight deals falling through.

Based on an analysis of 78,565 M&A transactions announced between 1992 and 2016, the Abandoned Acquisitions study found that Singapore, China and Australia were among the countries with the highest proportion of failed deals over the past 25 years... (Click here to read the full story.)