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Southeast Asia set for uptick in M&A

Maturing assets and rising domestic demand mean Southeast Asia is ripe for new market entrants and fresh capital Maturing assets and rising domestic demand mean Southeast Asia is ripe for new market entrants and fresh capital.
By Damon Evans 9 January 2019 0 33817
The Sabah oil and gas terminal in Malaysia. (Petronas)

The key issue: As NOCs in Southeast Asia become increasingly burdened by maturing assets and expanding domestic energy demand, there will be an increasing need for partners with the financial and technical capacity to help boost upstream output.  

Interfax analysis: Southeast Asia could see a resurgence in M&A activity this year – particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. 

New entrants are showing interest in filling the gaps left by some of the larger IOCs that either have left the region or are seeking to divest from...