China’s M&A Market Slows In 2016 With Cross-Border Deals A Bright Spot

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China’s merger and acquisition market slows in 2016 following a record setting 2015, cooled by new policies on state-owned enterprises and tighter regulatory oversight on merger and acquisition deals. The exception to the trend was cross-border M&A, which look set to a record year in 2016.

There were 6,642 announced M&A deals in China with disclosed aggregate transaction value of US$540.6 billion in 2016, down 31% and 31.5% year-on-year respectively, according to data released by Chinese deal tracking firm ChinaVenture.

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