In this issue of “Our view” we delve into some of the issues regarding how Shanghai’s emerging ‘New 3rd Board’ has been affecting M&A. Points of note include:
- a fundamental shift in China’s OTC capital markets and how small and mid-sized firms are availing of the various opportunities
- how Shanghai’s New 3rd Board is emerging as an alternative listing option, creating new challenges for inbound M&A
- the relatively high index levels being used as a benchmark by some China firms in deal negotiations in respect to valuations.