Virtual briefing in partnership with Mergermarket, an Acuris company
DATE: 6 August 2020
TIME: 11:00 Beijing/Hong Kong
As the earliest regions impacted and who have made some steps toward recovery from COVID-19, China and Hong Kong SAR are being closely watched for M&A recovery momentum in the second half of the year.
The silver lining for Greater China M&A lies in the government’s continuous efforts to attract foreign investment and push for domestic industry restructuring.
- Inbound transactions' value rose by 110.3% y-o-y in H1 2020 (US$15.8bn; 69 deals)
- Private equity funds’ resumed buyout activities generated US$24.4bn across 64 deals in H1 2020, increasing 71.5% in value compared to 2019
Hong Kong’s real estate sector - a historical M&A hot spot - remained active in H1 2020, but notably financial service and consumer sectors were emerging to the forefront. Primarily driven by sliding valuations, HKEX’s privatization activities still lead the top deal list.
In this live panel discussion with CITIC Capital, China International Capital Corporation, UBS and Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong, we took stock of M&A activity in Greater China and considered the areas where financial stress is of greatest concern, as well as opportunities to be sought after.
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