ACQUISITION OF WESTERN COMPANIES
BY CHINESE ENTREPRENEURS
Are you looking to sell your company or increase its capital ?
We have networks that are able to put you in touch with potential Chinese buyers or investors. We accompany the potential buyers throughout the buyout or investment process, whilst paying particular attention to your interests.
Chinese investment often takes on forms with strategic aims :
1 - To increase Chinese economic and cultural influence: the Chinese "Belt and Road Initiative" aims to open up developing countries between China and Europe (1,700 billion dollars budgeted for the initiative). This "opening up" process is to the advantage of the countries concerned as it offers the construction of new roads, railways, airports and other infrastructures. Under the so-called "soft power" strategy, these projects benefit China first and foremost, by providing it with numerous economic opportunities. This proactive, visionary attitude is enabling it to develop its economy and its influence over the long term..
2 - To develop markets by buying up foreign companies, in particular to gain access to the European market. An example of this is the buyout of Nocibé by As Watson in 2005.
3 - To gain rapid access to know-how: in 2010 Geely, a Chinese car manufacturer founded in 1986 bought Swedish firm Volvo Cars from the Ford Motor Company. The first operation that followed this buyout was the transfer of the R&D centre to Shanghai. Today the brand has gained considerable momentum.
4 - Other objective such as investing in promising businesses, but also, for some very rich Chinese, a desire to shelter their capital.