China's growing share of outbound M&A

Volume of outbound acquisitions by Chinese companies boosted by US pork deal.

 

Chinese buyers have spent $35.1 billion on overseas mergers and acquisitions so far this year, representing a record 9% share of global cross-border MA, according to Dealogic.

Overall deal volume has fallen 12% compared to 2012, but is still the third-highest figure on record, behind $40.8 billion at his point in 2008 and $40 billion in 2012. However, inbound MA continues  to be much lower than the record years in 2010 and 2011 see chart below.

China is the world’s second-biggest outbound acquirer after the US, which has spent $97 billion so far this year for a huge...

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