November 13, 2019

M&A Market Briefing: Greater China

Mergermarket is pleased to present M&A Market Briefing: China and Hong Kong, published in association with Merrill DatasiteOne.

Dealmaking in mainland China and Hong Kong plunged to record lows in 2019 as the escalating US-China trade war takes its toll. Inbound investment for Q1-Q3 2019 took the deepest dive, declining 62% in value and 18% in volume since 2018. On the outbound front, Chinese cross-border deals were down 35% in value and 38% in volume as Chinese government capital controls try to curb adventuresome M&A forays.

However, outbound buying has maintained some of its strength as slowed economic growth drives the need for Chinese firms to search abroad for growth and access to advanced technology, brands and key natural resources.

This special infographic newsletter looks at the following trends and considerations as 2019 unfolds:

  • Inbound, domestic and outbound M&A totals for Q1-Q3 2019
  • Cross-border investment trends and the international buyer groups driving dealmaking today
  • PE/VC activity as foreign and local firms put money to work