POLL: China outbound M&A drivers

Author: Brian Yap | Published: 15 Dec 2016

Private equity-backed Chinese enterprises have been on a global shopping spree this year. But the situation is not without its challenges

What has been the key factor driving China’s outbound M&A?

According to data published by the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom), in the nine months to September 2016, PRC investors carried out a total of 521 M&A transactions totalling $67.44 billion in 67 countries and 18 sectors, a 20% rise in value year-on-year. The US was the most targeted jurisdiction, followed by the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. Among the sectors targeted by PRC buyers, manufacturing was top, closely tailed by IT. This, together with a flurry of Chinese outbound transactions, has spawned a series of regulatory issues, arising from excessive capital outflow and perceived national security threats.

With this in mind, IFLR polled its readers on their views about the drivers fueling PRC...



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