Chinese M&A

China hungrier than ever for global assets

China's outbound M&A activity reached a new record in the first half, putting it on track for a strong year, says PwC.
David Brown, PwC
David Brown, PwC

Chinese companies have been buying assets around the globe for a few years now, and their hunger shows no sign of slowing. Despite market volatility and an uncertain global economic outlook, outbound merger and acquisition activity by China’s cash-rich buyers reached a new record in the first half of this year.

Indeed, MA activity increased 14% in the first six months of 2011, compared to the same period last year. There were 107 outbound transactions in the first half of the year, and if this strong level of activity carries through for the remainder of the year, 2011 will be a record year for Chinese MA activity abroad,...

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