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M&A 2016 mid-year review & outlook

Aug 2016

China M&A activity hit a new record in the first half of 2016 - growing to US$412.5 bn. This is up 13% by volume and 8% by value compared to the second half of 2015, itself a record at that time. PwC's M&A 2016 mid-year review & outlook finds that outbound M&A was the main driver of this growth. It increased more in six months than the previous two years combined, surging almost fourfold to US$134 billion. Read our latest report to get the full picture.



M&A 2015 review & 2016 outlook

Jan 2016

Last year saw record levels of activity for China M&A, as economic transformation drove domestic strategic M&A. PE and Outbound M&A activity also grew strongly: overall deal volume was up 37% and values rose 84% to reach US$734 billion. There were 114 deals worth over US$1 billion - a new record. (+)


Bridging the gap: Aligning the responsible investment interests of LPs and GPs

Aug 2015

PwC's analysis of investor attitudes to responsible investment in the PE industry explores Limited Partners (LPs) and their attitudes to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment issues. The dialogue reveals growing interest in ESG investment, and finds a need to not only bridge the gap in understanding between investors and managers, but also to demonstrate the value. (+)


M&A 2015 mid-year review and outlook

Aug 2015

Our Transaction Services Leader David Brown reviews the overall trends for deal activity for the first half of 2015 and shares his insights and forecasts for the M&A market. He will also highlight the trends and challenges facing PE funds in China.




M&A 2014 review & 2015 outlook

Jan 2015

China merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity reached record highs in 2014, both in terms of the number of deals (6,899) and their total value (US$407 billion). Technology, consumer-related and financial services were important sectors, partly reflecting the development of the broader economy. But real estate remained the biggest single sector by value, as developers sought new sources of capital. Private equity (PE) and financial buyers also saw their largest ever amount of capital deployed on new investments at US$73 billion, up 101% on 2013. (+)



Financial services development council proposals for PE Hong Kong

Jan 2014

The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) released a research paper regarding tax exemptions for offshore private equity funds in Hong Kong on 18 November 2013. (+)



The latest development of the tax issues on PE fund investors

Jun 2013

China’s Circular 698 was issued by the China State Administration of Tax (SAT) in 2009 with the aim of cracking down on tax avoidance by foreign investors on exiting at the offshore holding company level. What is the overview on the enforcement practice to date? (+)



Private Equity in China: Reflections on 2012 and Outlook

Dec 2012

With turmoil in the global economy and with China’s economy experiencing a marked slowdown in 2012, a perfect storm has emerged for domestic and foreign private equity players in China to increasingly and on a larger-scale transform corporations and entire industries into pillars of future economic growth. (+)