China inbound M&A on the rise: report

Updated: 2013-03-08 16:04

By Hu Yuanyuan (

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The value of China's inbound M&A reached $7.4 billion via 99 deals year-to-date, surpassing the country's outbound M&A value for the first time since the same period in 2010, according to a report by financial services provider Dealogic released on Friday.

China's outbound M&A value stands at $6.1 billion year-to-date, down 37 percent year-on-year, and the lowest volume since the $1.8 billion seen in the same period in 2010.

The value of inbound deals is up from the $2.2 billion recorded in the same period in 2012, the report said.

Hong Kong remains the top buyer in China for the third consecutive year-to-date period with deals worth $1.4 billion so far in 2013, up 37 percent from the $1 billion for the same period last year. Singapore and Sweden follow with $1.1 billion and $892 million, respectively.

Notable China inbound M&A deals year-to-date include the $892 million acquisition of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles by Volvo AB, the listed Swedish automaker announced in January, which was the second largest China inbound auto M&A deal on record.