PwC Capital Markets Flash

Volume 5 – Issue 1

In Focus – Considering M&A in China

Despite uncertainty in the media about the current state of affairs in China, there have been a number of high profile Canadian-led acquisitions there. The In-Focus section of our first Capital Markets Flash of this season considers this question: have Canadian dealmakers overreached in China? Our findings suggest they have not.

Facts highlighted in the report include:

  • Canadian entities have announced $1.42 billion worth of acquisitions in China over the last nine months, a 158% increase over annual 2010 dollars volumes.
  • By deal value, Canadian dealmakers continue to be outpaced by their US counterparts, who have announced $4.7 billion in China-bound acquisitions year-to-date. 
  • During the last decade, Chinese entities have been significantly more acquisitive in Canada than vice-versa. In fact, at the height of the global M&A boom in 2007, the value of Chinese acquisitions in Canada was nearly 28 times the value of Canadian acquisitions in China.

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