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M&A, investment and valuation

Collaborating along the Belt and Road

Opportunities and challenges

M&A

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI or the Initiative) presents a number of opportunities and challenges to consider for local BRI governments, inbound investors and business partners.

M&A, investment and valuation

In addition to greenfield projects, the BRI is expected to offer significant M&A investment and financing opportunities for Chinese and international players. These include SOE privatisation programmes, joint venture (JV) investment opportunities and the acquisition of assets already in Belt and Road countries.

Key M&A, investment and valuation themes

Local partnering

A key feature of Chinese investment in the BRI is expected to include partnering with groups that understand the local investment environment and challenges. Sectors such as infrastructure, energy and utilities, communication, technology, equipment manufacturing and finance are expected to attract high demand.

Technological know-how

International groups with specialist skills and technologies are expected to be attractive partners to mainland groups as they execute their M&A and investment strategies along the Belt and Road.

Hong Kong as an investment platform

Hong Kong, as the gateway into mainland China, is well-positioned as an investment platform, linking and facilitating business cooperation under the BRI. Hong Kong’s status as an open economy, international finance centre and RMB hub is expected to lead to high volumes of M&A activity being executed from the SAR.

The KPMG M&A, investment and valuation proposition

Local and global strategy network

Our Hong Kong and global strategy teams support our clients in developing robust Belt and Road market entry and M&A strategies to ensure they respond and adapt to changing trends and disruptive forces.

Comprehensive deal advisory services

We bring comprehensive experience across the deal cycle to assist with the full range of Belt and Road deal opportunities. This includes assisting with implementing acquisition and divestment strategies, securing financing and funding for investment, handling complex turnaround and business restructurings, carrying out asset valuation requirements and supporting the execution of JV transactions.

Global China Practice

Our specialists in Hong Kong leverage the expertise and network of the firm’s Global China Practice, which has dedicated teams in nearly 60 locations worldwide, including countries and regions along the Belt and Road. The Global China Practice supports Chinese companies with their outbound investments.

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