Mergers and Acquisitions
In the early years of China’s ‘opening up’, foreign investors were restricted to entering into joint ventures with Chinese companies. Later, in certain sectors, they have become able to establish their own wholly foreign-owned enterprises and more recently, acquire Chinese companies.
Today, with the emergence of competitive local companies and brands, it is increasingly common for international companies to invest in China by way of acquisition.
We conduct financial advisory assignments to identify, select and negotiate mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. We also conduct divestitures, debt and equity financings and restructurings. Our experience includes the investment in, and acquisition of, both state-owned and private enterprises by both strategic and financial investors.
As part of this service we screen potential acquisition targets or joint venture partners, conducting preliminary and commercial due diligence, background research, financial modelling and providing structuring and
documentation advice. We seek to identify potential deal-breakers as early as possible and, throughout these assignments, we focus on providing you with an overall commercial view, to help you assess the likely risks and rewards of proceeding.
For M&A assignments we usually play a coordinating role, backstopping the work of other advisors such as law and accounting firms, who are brought in to conduct full legal and financial due diligence.
Our M&A services cover:
- Buyside Advisory
- Sellside Advisory
- Joint Ventures
- China Outbound Advisory
- Debt Funding