INSIGHT

Linklaters Insights: Getting over the line: clearing regulatory hurdles to outbound M&A

By Jeremy Low
Asia China Mergers & Acquisitions

In brief

While the pace of Chinese outbound deals has declined in 2017, China's long-term aspirations means that outbound investment and acquisitions from China will continue to be a significant force over the long term. 

It is estimated that Chinese outbound investment flows may come to $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. However, concern is rising over whether deals can get over the line due to increased regulatory scrutiny. In a report examining the current state of play, our global alliance partner Linklaters looks at potential regulatory barriers for Chinese outbound M&A across key jurisdictions and country-specific information to assist in considering the deliverability of such deals. We contributed the chapter on Australia.

The report is available on the Linklaters website.