China moves to become top acquirer of foreign companies

China moves to become top acquirer of foreign companies

David Pandt | Communications | Horizons China

“The Chinese aren’t coming, they’re already here.”

So reports Forbes.com sounding off on China’s ever-growing outbound M&A investment in the west. For those of us operating on the ground in China, Chinese cross-border M&A expansion is not exactly ‘new’ news, but something Horizons has progressed hand-in-hand with for a number of years now.

We’ve been serving both inbound and outbound M&A since 2005 and have witnessed up-close the steady increase in Chinese money heading outbound. As a Group, Horizons has successfully executed M&As in a number of industries and sectors, including Consumer Products, Aerospace, Military Spare-parts, Business Services, Energy & Mining, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Industrials, Packaging, Leisure & Retail and Information Technology.

Throughout both 2015 and much of this year, a great deal of interest has been generated by eager investors, including a number of first-time investors looking for potential deals.

Citing a recent report by the Mergermarket Group, Forbes.com states that as of the end of August, China had already surpassed its yearly record for outbound M&A investment, acquiring key American and European companies at an unprecedented rate. Full story.

David Pandt is Horizons China marketing communications manager. If you would like to talk with a specialist about China M&A or other corporate challenges, email us and we’ll have a Horizons professional contact you. 

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