Another record-breaking year. Notwithstanding some concerns, there are great opportunities in industrial technology, consumer goods, and renewable energy. This material was brought to you in association with Mergermarket.


Look out for new opportunities in components and electric cars.

China was the only major economy to see economic growth in 2020 and GDP grew another 8.1% in 2021, though this was heavily concentrated in Q2.  Growth was minimal in H2 with the real estate crisis having a knock-on effect.

But investors stayed keen. There were record PE buyouts, and M&A transactions, driven by the domestic market, included 2021’s highest value deal worldwide – Sichuan Railway Investment Group’s $111.5 billion consolidation with the Sichuan Transportation Investment Group. 

Infrastructure and construction saw the highest value transactions but deals were more numerous in industrials and chemicals; technology, media, and telecoms; and energy, mining, and utilities.

There are concerns, and China’s seemingly unstoppable economic growth has clearly slowed, but the drivers for M&A success will stay strong into 2022 and beyond.  We expect great opportunities for foreign investors in areas such as industrial technology, consumer goods, and renewable energy. 

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