Foreign direct investment into China reached a new high in 2015. Yet, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represented a relatively small proportion of total foreign direct investment activity.
A number of factors—such as restrictions on foreign participation in some sectors, lack of suitable investment targets, and challenges in deal process—contributed to a perception that many foreign investors are cool to the prospect of new M&A activity in China. Signals from leadership and policy initiatives have had implications on practical investment matters.
Read a March 2016 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in China
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