A recent newsletter made an interesting point about mergers and acquisitions.  Not only have manufacturing jobs moved off shore to Asia Pacific but now acquisitions and mergers seem to be doing the same. Recent Ernst & Young data shows that technology mergers and acquisitions in 2011 for Asia-Pacific, including Japan, totaled 552 deals – a 19 percent increase over 2010. The deal value was USD$24 billion – representing a nearly 50 percent increase over the previous year. Most of the deals were attributed to social media, mobile technology or cloud computing. China accounted for 36 percent of the deals.