Gordon Orr: Chinese companies are getting smarter about overseas deals

The new wave of investment will involve more active management as Chinese investors seek to avoid the low-growth acquisitions of the past.

May 25, 2017

‘Despite headlines about capital controls and restrictions on overseas investment, don’t expect Chinese companies to give up international acquisitions any time soon. Even now, the dealmaking is continuing apace.

Many potential acquirers have extensive reserves of capital outside China that they can deploy. In priority sectors, such as those identified in the government’s “Made in China 2025” plan, companies will still be able to move funds out. In fact, we are already seeing the government rolling back some of its restrictions on taking capital out of China.’

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