China’s IPO drought spurring interest in M&A

With slim hope of exiting through a lucrative public listing, Chinese entrepreneurs and their investors are considering sales.

China’s IPO drought spurring interest in M&A

China’s huge backlog of initial public offerings is creating an exit crisis for maturing private equity funds and an opportunity for international investors interested in buying something other than a bit of a state-owned enterprise.

For China’s entrepreneurs, the dream of earning a rich valuation through an IPO is over, but the result could be a healthy increase in acquisitions as owners slowly come round to reality that selling to a foreign buyer is probably...

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