The Shift from East to West: Chinese Investment in North America

The Shift from East to West: Chinese Investment in North America

Amid the global economic slowdown, 2012 has shaped up to be a healthy year for Chinese investment abroad. According to a recent PwC report, China’s outbound deal values tripled in the first half of 2012.

Some of the biggest transactions to have transpired this year in North America include the impending $15.1 billion CNOOC – Nexen deal, and Dalian Wanda’s $2.6 billion acquisition of AMC Entertainment.

But not everyone is welcoming Chinese investment.

State-owned enterprises (SOE), national security, market access reciprocity, and regulatory transparency are all issues to have plagued Chinese deals in recent times. But given China’s investment interest in North America, relative to other countries, are these concerns justified?


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As a virtual data room provider used to facilitate large-scale financial transactions, Firmex takes a great interest in deals and trends in the M&A space. Our latest Infographic takes a closer look at China’s investment abroad, and where they really rank in the North American market. And you might be surprised by the findings…