Leveraged buyouts in Asia

Today’s issue of the Asian Wall Street Journal says that the game is already afoot. This refers to an expected spate of leveraged corporate takeovers in the Asian region which promises some action for the Warrior Lawyer. The deals are usually driven by private-equity firms seeking investment opportunities. However, companies wanting to expand through selective acquisitions will also be major players. Where will this lead to ? More work for the Warrior Lawyer and other talents in the legal arena, in the immediate term. Already the regional financial centers are buzzing in anticipation. But will this be good for the region in the long run ? The question remains as to what happens after such deals are closed. Typically, some buyers would be in it for short-term gains. We shall see how the cookie crumbles soon enough.

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