2014 Greater China outbound M&A spotlight
More experienced buyers, higher return expectations
According to the 2014 edition of Deloitte's China outbound M&A report, the Chinese outbound M&A transactions are expected to grow by 30% next year. The reforms of easing regulations on outbound capital transfers and internationalization of Chinese currency may create a favorable environment for Chinese outbound investments. Chinese investors are broadening their interest in minority stakes and higher value deals in mature markets. With more years of experience in investing overseas, they are becoming more confident and assertive in outbound M&A, with also a higher expectation for investment returns. Against this background, the deal volume of larger deals may grow at a slower clip, reflecting more judicious investor profile.