Despite a lacklustre 2020, SE Asia's PE market remains attractive: Bain

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Southeast Asia remains an attractive market for private equity even as deal value in the region declined 16% in 2020 over the previous five-year average due to COVID-19 related restrictions, according to global advisory firm Bain & Co.

During the SEA PE&VC Trends presentation Friday, Alessandro Cannarsi, partner and leader at Bain SEA Equity practice, said the macro trends in Southeast Asia are still present despite COVID 19. These include a strong regional demographic, rising consumer class, the rapid shift to digital, among others.

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