In graphics: China's M&A surge

Chinese companies are flocking overseas to snap up high-profile assets. We illustrate the scale of the splurge.

Chinese companies have been on the search for overseas assets this year, leading to a huge jump in the volume of outbound mergers and acquisitions from the country.

The United States had benefited from around $34.85bn of outbound MA from China by September 5, almost 12 times the amount they had closed during the same period in 2015.

But the uncertainty of approvals from US regulators has held volumes back from being even higher. Europe’s more predictable approval regime has led to a boon, bankers said.

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