In 2016, China has surpassed all other countries in cross-border M&A. Yet, this unprecedented level of investment is not without its challenges. Nearly one in ten attempted acquisitions by Chinese companies fail.
In Brunswick’s report, “Deals, Dreams & Doubts,” we go beyond the traditional deal volume and deal value data to understand the perceptions of those with a stake in Chinese outbound investment from Chinese business leaders to opinion elites. We surveyed 1,600 top decision makers in China and three of the top markets for Chinese outbound investment – the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany – to gain an insight into what drives the decision to invest and what impacts the decision to approve or reject investments by Chinese companies.