Asian M&A Is Up, Securitization Is Up

Thomson Reuters’ weekly M&A scorecard is out. This week’s topics:

Asia Pacific M&A activity totals $367.5 billion for year-to-date 2009, an 11% decrease from 2008 levels. Consolidation in the financial, high technology and energy and power sectors accounts for 45% of announced deal volume this year.

The volume of new asset-backed and mortgage backed securities total $498.9 billion for year-to-date 2009, a 3% increase over 2008 levels. After a nearly 85% decline in 2008, the market for securitizations of residential mortgages, credit card receivables and auto receivables has slowly returned aided by US government guarantee programs.
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