The trend of Asian companies making direct foreign investment in European markets is on the rise. Industry reports reveal investment in European companies has risen more than 10 percent overall in the past year, with Asian investment accounting for nearly 25 percent. Asian companies and sovereign wealth funds are looking to diversity portfolios and reduce exposure to the domestic market. Asian transactions in European markets can differ significantly in terms of regulatory due diligence and tax issues. Professional M&A underwriting expertise to guide successful completion of a favorable transaction demands knowledge of the European landscape, as well as knowledge of the Asian culture of “deal-doing”.