The Energy Imperative: Australia-China opportunities – Preliminary brief

The Energy Imperative: Australia-China opportunities

China's largest energy companies have rapidly increased their stakes in Australia's energy sectors in recent years, motivated by the same factors that have underpinned their acquisitions in the resources sector.


Partner in Charge, Asia & International Markets and Deal Advisory Partner

KPMG Australia


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This preliminary paper looks at what the future will hold for Chinese energy and energy infrastructure investors in Australia.

Key insights

  • In the past 6 years, Chinese companies completed 24 deals in Australia's energy sector with a total value of USD12.8 billion.
  • Chinese energy interests in Australia are dominated by investments in the coal and gas industries.
  • Chinese companies remain very interested in making long-term energy and infrastructure investments in Australia.

Demystifying Chinese investment in Australia

Demystifying Chinese investment in Australia

Research on Chinese investment in Australia written collaboratively with the University of Sydney China Studies Centre.

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