Welcome to the September issue of International M&A’s newsletter. As the summer vacation season has come to a close, we are in back to business mode with an eye on a strong year-end.

In this issue, we are sharing with a few insights about international capital markets and what we see happening in the market.

We welcome your comments and look forward to sharing more in the coming months.

Business Update:   We heard you, M&A services now offered to the global real estate industry

Over the past several years, many of you in the real estate industry have requested global real estate industry services, especially services to assist Asian investors. After many thoughtful internal discussions, we are pleased to offer focused international M&A services for international real estate development projects. Services include project finance, buy, sell, and strategic consulting, including projects seeking Asian investors. Currently, we are partnering with real estate industry veterans.

FAQ: You seem to be in everything. What is your focus?

Our core background is energy and pharmaceutical. However, we have received various requests for services in a variety of sectors from the international community around the world. Requests have come from many sectors including those with a focus on commodities, mining, real estate, manufacturing, professional services, maritime, technology, automotive, fashion, sports, entertainment, and transportation.

In the international capital markets, the key to the business is trust and respect. In short, can you keep your word and get the job done? As a result, our practice is to focus on reputable partners, namely those from our global referral network, and provide a full complement of services to help clients grow their business globally, and FAST. If we find the need to fill any industry or operational experience, we leverage our global network.  Together, we ensure consistency in quality, speed, and industry expertise.

International Market Update: Things that caught my eye

Each day we work with people in all parts of the world. Our goal is to be aware of the global movement, to assist our clients in seeking the right opportunities, and to get them to a new foreign market with peace in mind.

Capital Markets:

London Stock Exchange Group OLC rejects a $36.6B bid from rival Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX).

Energy:

LyondellBasell forms a joint venture to build petrochemical and plastics complex in China. The JV’s complex will leverage the inexpensive shale gas to bring chemicals and plastics to the growing Asian populations, including China.

Nutraceutical:

Swiss-based Nestle Health Science advances its personalized nutrition business with the acquisition of US-based Persona. The personalized nutrition and wellness retail market, which includes dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods, is rapidly expanding with estimates of reaching $50 billion by 2025.

Tech:

Jack Ma retired in style as 60K employees packed a stadium in China to celebrate Alibaba’s 20th birthday.

FinTech:

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, reported being preparing to launch the renminbi, a digital version of its sovereign currency, to replace physical cash for consumer payments.

Commodity:

Swiss gold exports are at its highest since 2016 due to growing UK demand. Growth worries, coupled with the enduring risk of a no-deal Brexit, fueled the demand for exchange-traded funds backed by gold.

Global Sports and Entertainment and Media:

NBA Board of Governors approves the sale of Nets to Joe Tsai.

Real Estate:

While WeWork’s delayed initial public offering poses big questions for its largest outside shareholder Softbank, Airbnb announces plans to go public next year.

 International Community Highlights

AAAIM’s 2019 annual conference in NYC – Evolution to Revolution

The national platform for Asian American investment managers brought together a broad range of investment professionals from private equity, hedge funds, public equities, fixed income, and real assets with interests in public pension funds, institutional limited partners, emerging managers to conduct business and learn from insightful leaders.

 GasTech 2019 in Houston

GasTech has united the global gas, LNG and energy industries for over 45 years through an emphasis on the industry’s future. With the industry’s support, GasTech is the heart of the global gas, LNG and energy conversation – where more than 400 speakers ranging from global ministers and CEO’s to engineers and analysts, communications and HR shared valuable insights and cutting-edge content on the natural gas and associated industries.

 Howdy Modi in Houston

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome by members of the Indian community on September 21st at the mega ‘Howdy Modi!’ event in Houston. U.S. President Donald Trump joined the Prime Minister in addressing over 50,000 Indian Americans. Both leaders spoke about the close relationship between both countries and the strides India has made socially and economically.

Congratulations to Charif Souki, Chairman of Tellurian and Meg Gentle, CEO of Tellurian on signing $2.5 billion natural gas deal with India’s Petronet LNG.

 Stay tuned – Upcoming events and speaking engagements

Horasis China Meeting 2019

More than 400 participants from business and government will convene in Las Vegas on October 29th to participate in an intense two-day program designed to cover opportunities and challenges that Chinese firms need to identify and address successfully as they engage globally.

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