February 2016

Welcome to the February issue of APAC Insider.
As we enter an exciting New Year, we invite Wilson Fung from House of Wealth to provide us
with a unique insight into the firm’s work and the exciting expansions it has planned for 2016.
Many firms are contemplating exciting expansions this year, and we profile the latest alliance
between COAMI, COS-Capital and KKR and its exciting plans to move into China. Technology
firm Magpie is also keen to strengthen its position in the country, which it has begun by
announcing a new deal with two of China’s top four banks.
These announcements are backed by new data from Intralinks which shows strong early stage
M&A figures in China, despite the recent market crisis.
China is not the only country in the region experiencing new developments, as HKNet
announces that it is expanding its technological capabilities into Korea, offering interesting new
developments for the industry in the region.
Although for many years Asia has been the focus of intense European interest the tables are
now turning as the APAC region turns its gaze towards Europe, with China’s National Chemical
Corporation recently announcing its expansion into Germany by acquiring KraussMaffei.
We hope you enjoy this issue.