First half 2015 China M&A volume saw a 41% increase YoY and over 39% YoY growth in mid-market activity. These numbers imply a 2015 run-rate of 6,000 deals.
Not to be outdone by their U.S. and European counterparts, Asia-focused hedge funds are having a bit of resurgence this year, with over $3 US billion of new capital being allocated in the second quarter, according to HFR.
Due to strong and sustained economic growth, Chinese firms have gained global attention with a series of high profile cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A). With the Chinese economy now second only to the USA, surpassing Japan in terms of nominal GDP, this type of deal activity is predicted to soar. Cash-rich Chinese corporates are now spreading their wings abroad and growing market share across the globe.