CHINA ILLUSTRATES BUYOUT POTENTIAL

Asia's largest market heads the first quarter deal table amid overheating worries

PRIVATE EQUITY IN ASIA: INVESTMENT BREAKDOWN BY COUNTRY FROM JANUARY TO APRIL 2004

Investee country Amount invested (US$m) Number Number of
of deals disclosed deals
Australia $224.20 13 11
China $1,021.43 27 23
Hong Kong $0.10 1 1
India $318.49 13 12
Indonesia $42.75 1 1
Japan $746.93 27 12
Malaysia $458.30 3 3
New Zealand $1.90 1 1
Pakistan $389.00 1 1
Philippines $87.00 1 1
Singapore $41.87 6 5
South Korea $304.68 8 4
Sri Lanka $0.10 1 1
Taiwan $38.00 1 1
Thailand $171.62 4 3
Vietnam $0.63 1 1