POLL: what’s driving Chinese M&A?

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 4 Nov 2016
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China outbound M&A has been growing in recent years, but 2016 has been a record-breaking one for Chinese-led acquisitions of foreign assets.  A remarkable $17 billion was spent during the first five months alone.

But while a host of regulatory and financial challenges facing PRC buyers have led to increased scrutiny over proposed Chinese-led takeovers,  the numbers are promising, with Chinese companies gaining a strong foothold in key markets such as the US.

With this in mind, IFLR’s poll this month asks what has been the key factor driving China’s outbound M&A:

  • Depreciation of the renminbi
  • Technology transfer
  • Boosting equity trading on domestic bourse
  • Chinese government support and initiatives
  • Other

Vote now on the 'Quick Poll’ menu on the right hand side of IFLR’s homepage. All votes and comments are anonymous. To arrange an off-the-record interview to elaborate on your response, email brian.yap@iflrasia.com

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