How Chinese buyers can clear M&A hurdles in Europe

Chinese investors looking to make acquisitions in Europe face challenges. But a careful approach can bear fruit

China’s footprint as a global investor is expanding at a rapid pace and Europe has emerged as one of the top destinations for Chinese outbound direct investments, which soared in 2016.

While there were many success stories of Chinese investments in the continent last year. most notably the UK’s approval of CGN and EDF to build a new 18 billion nuclear reactor in the UK and Midea’s successful acquisition of the German industrial robot manufacturer, Kuka, some cautionary tales are also emerging. Based on the experiences of Chinese investors in Europe, here are some illustrations of hurdles and how one can overcome or mitigate them to ensure the...

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