China Outbound Q2 M&A Rises Despite Regulatory Woes

Law360, New York (August 2, 2017, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Chinese outbound M&A rose in the second quarter of 2017 as companies and investors acclimated to new capital regulations to stand out as the second-most acquisitive nation in the three-month stretch by closed deals, but regulatory hurdles still pose a challenge to new deals over the latter half of the year.

Companies and investors from China may be recovering from strict outbound capital controls, with cross-border M&A activity in the second quarter climbing by both deal value and volume compared to outbound dealmaking in the first three months of the year, according to Baker McKenzie's and Mergermarket's quarterly cross-border M&A index...

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