Summary of M&A in China

Getting Deals Done, Making Them Work

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M&A in China summary
With the right planning and counsel, multinationals can effectively close and manage M&A transactions in China.


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Despite an abundance of opportunities, many multinational companies have sidestepped China due to a belief that mergers and acquisitions there portend a long, rocky road fraught with obstacles. While the process may be difficult and particularly complicated for foreigners, smoothing the path to M&A success is possible. This concise introduction from Boston Consulting Group professionals offers real-world advice on handling the promise and pitfalls inherent in China’s business environment. getAbstract recommends it to executives considering M&A in China.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How multinationals view acquisitions in China,
  • What obstacles companies face during the acquisition and the “postmerger integration” process, and
  • What companies can do to address these issues.


In China, M&A volume totaled $287 billion in the first nine months of 2014, but just $75 billion of that came from overseas firms. The popular perception among potential foreign acquirers is that it is difficult to gain a majority stake in a Chinese business. Would-be corporate investors also believe...
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Veronique Yang et al. are Boston Consulting Group global professionals.

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