Top 6 outbound M&A deals by Chinese companies in H1 2015

Updated: 2015-06-26 06:47

By Sun Chengdong(

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Deal making activity in China continued to gain momentum as the value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) involving Chinese companies reached $176.6 billion during the second quarter of 2015, a 37.2 percent sequential increase compared to the first quarter of 2015 and up 44.9 percent from the second quarter of 2014, according to data from Thomson Reuters. This brings overall Chinese M&A so far this year to $305.3 billion, a 61.6 percent increase from the first half of 2014, and witnessed the best semi-annual period on record for China M&A.

Outbound acquisitions by Chinese companies grew 65.0 percent from the same period last year, with $44.7 billion worth of in transactions, the highest first half period since 2008 ($60.2 billion). The Industrials sector accounted for 30.3 percent of China's outbound acquisitions in terms of deal value, with $13.5 billion, up 477.4 percent from the first half of 2014. The Financials and Real Estate sector represented 22.7 percent and 15.4 percent of China's overseas acquisitions, respectively.

China's overseas acquisitions in Europe witnessed a record high, with 125.3 percent growth in deal value to $18.7 billion compared to the first half of 2014 ($8.3 billion).

Here are the top 6 outbound M&A deals made by Chinese companies

No 6 Dalian Wanda Group Corp agreed to acquire Infront Sports & Media AG

Dalian Wanda Group Corp Ltd of China signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Infront Sports & Media AG, a Switzerland-based provider of marketing services, from Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd (Bridgepoint), for an estimated $1.189 billion.

Transaction value: $1.189 billion

Top 6 outbound M&A deals by Chinese companies in H1 2015

China's Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin (L) shakes hands with Philippe Blatter, Infront's President and CEO during an agreement ceremony in Beijing, China, 10 February 2015. [Photo/IC]

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