China's Private Players Help Fuel Record US Investment

By Chelsea Naso (March 17, 2016, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. is still on the rise after hitting record heights in 2015, as Chinese policies motivate private equity funds and privately held companies to get creative with the art of cross-border deal-making, experts say.

Cross-border investment by Chinese buyers hit a record $15.3 billion in transactions on assets in the U.S., with a particular focus on the real estate, automotive, financial and businesses services, and information technology sectors, according to a recent study of closed transactions by Baker & McKenzie LLP.

And, with nearly $20 billion in Chinese foreign direct investment already pending in North...

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