SOURCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Value of M&A deals abroad by Chinese buyers soars to a record high
While Chinese enterprises are actively looking for outbound investment opportunities, PwC points out that tax planning and post-deal integration are critical issues that require high-level attention and early planning to ensure a successful M&A deal.
Between 2008 and 2012, HGM companies invested US$161 billion into mature market companies, outstripping the opposite flow of US$151 billion, says PwC in a recent report titled Resetting the Compass: Navigating success in deal-making for mature market sellers and high growth market buyers.
The report also shows among five high growth markets, China has been the leader since 2009, accounting for nearly 70% of HGM investment into mature markets in terms of deal value in 2012.