China Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions

On April 4th, NBA hosted the event “China Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions," that delved into cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in China. Experts including Vice President, Ulrik H. Karlsen and Senior Associate, Isabella Zuo from NBA’s corporate member ARC Group offered their expertise on both inbound and outbound cross-border M&A trends.


The event provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current market in China, including an economic snapshot and M&A trends from a policy perspective. Attendees gained deep insights into the latest trends and developments in cross-border M&A in China.


One of the key takeaways from the event was the importance of understanding the regulatory environment for cross-border M&A in China. Experts from the ARC Group emphasized the need to carefully consider and navigate the various regulations and policies that can impact M&A transactions in China. The event also highlighted China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the opportunities involved with M&A. The BRI is a significant international infrastructure development project launched by China in 2013. The initiative aims to build a network of infrastructure and transportation links between China and the rest of the world, primarily Asia, Europe, and Africa.


The speaker also discussed the potential for M&A transactions in the BRI countries and highlighted the importance of understanding the local market dynamics, regulatory environment, and cultural differences. They also emphasized the need for proper due diligence in identifying and mitigating risks in cross-border M&A deals in BRI countries.


The event also highlighted the latest trends and developments in inbound and outbound cross-border M&A in China. Attendees were informed about the latest M&A deals, which industries are most active, and the key drivers and challenges of cross-border M&A transactions.


This event was sponsored by the ARC Group and moderated by NBA Vice-Chair in Shanghai Heidi Berg. The breakfast event attracted over 20 participants and ended by a highly interactive Q&A sessesion after the presentations.


The ARC Group is a Shanghai based investment bank with a profound investor network in a variety of industries, with a strong focus on cross-border M&A transactions. Established in 2015, ARC Group is a full-service financial institution deeply rooted in Asia with global reach.