China remains the main focus for foreign M&A investors

China led the world rankings for M&A targeting last year and is set to maintain its attractions in 2013, according to law firm Freshfields.

China remains the main focus for foreign M&A investors
Pollution concerns aside, foreign investors remain interested in China

China maintained its magnetism for international companies last year, attracting almost $35 billion of new inward investment, according to analysis by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Despite political uncertainties caused by the leadership handover, a spate of accounting scandals and anxieties about economic growth, investment into China rose 3% compared to 2011, reaffirming the country’s position as “the prime investment hotspot among the world’s key growth markets” during 2012.

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