Voice from China – 1st edition 2019

QUARTERLY UPDATE ON THE M&A MARKET IN CHINA:

The Chinese Year of the Pig is considered to be a period of good fortune. Will this be the case for inbound acquisitions? Our local Oaklins specialist Angela Chen provides the answer. We also give the lowdown on the key factors that shaped outbound investment activity in 2018 and those likely to drive outbound M&A this year.

This edition spotlights China’s booming furnishing market. The next three years will prove critical in this dynamic industry as players jostle for pole position. We reflect on the three main drivers behind the recent acceleration in outbound M&A deals in this sector and what this bodes for the months ahead. To provide a case in point we look at Kuka Home’s acquisition of “Made in Germany” brand, Rolf Benz.