The prolonged uncertainty felt in North American and European markets has given rise to a surge in M&A activity led by Asian countries, notably China, ranked as one of the world’s top outbound acquirers. The majority of China’s larger deals fall under the sector of energy and natural resources, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming years, given the country’s ever-growing demand and cash- rich corporations eager to explore new markets. What’s more, analysts have seen an increase in participation from private sector companies within the fields of manufacturing, consumer goods and TMT. Natural resources remain the target of China’s larger state-owned conglomerates.
There are, without a doubt, numerous opportunities available to Chinese firms looking to invest overseas. However, Chinese players have less experience compared to their U.S. and European counterparts. This second edition of the Outbound M&A Forum, presented by CE Capital Markets will bring together experts to share their expertise in executing transactions, from identifying potential targets to carrying out the integration process successfully.