Belt & Road or bust for Chinese outbound M&A

Ambitious Chinese companies need to be smart and stick to sectors and countries in which Beijing encourages M&A.

Chinese outbound MA will continue to grow although buyers need to pick their battles carefully, according to bankers and private equity professionals based in Asia.

Growth in the world’s second-largest economy will continue to fuel Chinese acquisitions of technology and brands around the world, even as some fail, they said.

“Outbound Chinese capital flow will become the most important financial flow compared to anything in a few more years,” said Kevin Lu, chairman of Asia at Swiss-based private markets investor, Partners Group, at the Milken Institute 2017 Asia Summit.

Many companies around the world are eager to partner with Chinese buyers, not only...

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