Voice from China – 2nd edition 2019

QUARTERLY UPDATE ON THE M&A MARKET IN CHINA:

Oaklins’ specialist Angela Chen examines the factors influencing the decline in cross-border M&A transactions during Q1 and anticipates a reversal in Q2 as the country’s capital markets ramp up. She explains why news of a possible US-China trade deal, the relaxation of China’s monetary and lending policies, and the new Foreign Investment Law look set to create an increasingly attractive business climate for foreign investors.
 
In addition to charting recent M&A transactions, we focus in on the lightweight auto parts industry. The objectives driving Chinese parts makers to acquire foreign companies in this sector are illustrated in our featured case study, the acquisition of SAM Automotive Production GmbH by Fuyao Glass Industry Group.