Private equity moves onshore in China

As round-trip investments become harder to put in place, private equity firms may consider onshore transactions, according to a Dechert report.

While there are still opportunities for private equity transactions in China, the structure of deals is changing, says international law firm Dechert in a recent report. As offshore transactions require more and more approvals, onshore deals are providing a more flexible option.

It is the so-called round-trip investments that have been getting harder to do. This is when an investor puts money into an offshore holding company to gain an indirect stake in a company operating in China. The advantage...

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