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Foreign direct investment: How to successfully expand your global footprint
The search for new growth markets has shined a spotlight on foreign direct investment policies around the world. How companies and their CFOs navigate these policies will determine the success of their cross-border merger and acquisition activity.
Around the world, emerging economies have recovered from the global financial crisis far quicker than more advanced economies. It should come as no surprise then that companies in the developed world are increasingly looking for opportunities to expand their footprint overseas. This search for new growth markets has shined a spotlight on foreign direct investment policies around the world.
As companies look overseas for new opportunities, chief financial officers need to take a leadership role in examining the benefits and risks of cross-border merger and acquisition activity. By understanding how these investments have turned out in the past, CFOs can better predict how new deals will play out in the future.