Tag archives: China

Looking back at M&A activity in 2018

Looking back at global M&A activity during 2018, a report on global M&A by Mergermarket shows that while global M&A deal value rose over the last year, the number of deals fell for the first time since 2010. The value of deals rose to $3.53 trillion US dollars, an increase of 11.5% since 2018, making … Continue reading

Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction value was US$219M. Since then, Chinese private equity firms have drastically increased their offshore spending and recorded total transaction value … Continue reading

Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015. Since then, the Chinese government released its 13th Five-Year plan, which lowered the economic growth target … Continue reading

M&A in China amid economic uncertainty

To the casual observer, the economic outlook in the Asia Pacific region, and China in particular, has been rosy for a long time, with international attention focused on fast-paced economic growth and emerging wealth in the region. However, the beginning of 2016 has proven to be difficult for Chinese government officials as they contend with tumultuous … Continue reading

China’s outward foreign direct investment could soon surpass the United States

Recently, Spencer Lake, the Global Head of Capital Financing at HSBC, reported that China is positioned to overtake the United States in outward foreign direct investment (FDI) in the coming few years. The most widely-used rule of thumb for FDI is a 10% (or greater) investment in voting shares in a foreign-owned company, and thus, … Continue reading

International Financial Law Review Merger Control Survey 2015

The International Financial Law Review  (IFLR) merger control survey provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues and trends in global merger control in 21 jurisdictions. Norton Rose Fulbright was invited along with other local law firms across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific to answer a series of questions in relation to the notification … Continue reading

Webinar – China issues draft foreign investment law to further open up the PRC market to international investors

Join us on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on China’s draft legislation which may further open up the PRC market to international investors. Register now This draft legislation, once issued, will replace the current legal scheme regulating foreign investments in China and will have major implications for overseas investors … Continue reading

Webinar – M&A in 2014: Mergers and acquisitions in China

Despite headwinds facing its dynamic economy, China continues to be one of the world’s leading targets for foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions activity. With the Chinese economy now at a critical inflection point, there are both new opportunities and new risks for mergers and acquisitions in China. On November 6, 2014, Jeff Blount (Partner, … Continue reading

Webinar – Norton Rose Fulbright’s M&A in 2014: mergers and acquisitions in China

Join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014 for a webinar on M&A in China. Register now Despite headwinds facing its dynamic economy, China continues to be one of the world’s leading targets for foreign direct investment and mergers and acquistitions activity. With the Chinese economy now at a critical inflection point, there are both new opportunities and … Continue reading
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