Consumer Currents – Food For Thought: Do Grocers Need To Reinvent Their Business Model?

Consumer Currents - Food For Thought: Do Grocers Need To Reinvent Their Business Model?

by KPMG
As Albert Einstein shrewdly remarked: “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” In the consumer marketplace in the 21st century we live in an age where innovation and reinvention is the key to growth. That is the challenge – and opportunity. […] Read more

The Deloitte M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

by Deloitte
We are expecting 2015 to end with over $4 trillion worth of deals making it the highest for deal values since 2007. However, on a last-twelve-months (LTM) basis, there was a slowdown in the volume of transactions in the second half of 2015. Cross-border deals are a major feature of this M&A wave. More than $1 trillion worth of cross-border deals have been announced so far this year, of which a third were in the vibrant deal corridor between North America and Europe. […] Read more

Going Out – Chinas Strategie Vor Neuen Herausforderungen

by Unternehmeredition
Der Indikator des China Economic Panel (CEP), der die Konjunkturerwartungen internationaler Finanzexperten für China in den nächsten zwölf Monaten wiedergibt, fiel im August von plus 8,8 auf minus 6,0 Punkte. Das gab das Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Anfang September bekannt. Allerdings ist der Rückgang trotz der Börsen- und Währungsturbulenzen nicht so stark wie zum Jahresanfang, als der CEP-Indikator um 14,2 Zähler auf minus 7,6 Punkte fiel. […] Read more

Direct And Indirect International Experience Of Shareholders, Ownership Structure And Cross-Border M&A

Figure 1 Direct experience and indirect experience

by Elsevier Ltd.
Prior research suggests that international experience only are directly learnt by firms’ international operations. In this study, we argue that majority shareholders are part and parcel of the network of internal and external international experience. Based on the sample of 307 cross-border M&A of 741 majority shareholders in 188 Chinese listing enterprises for the 2005–2014 time period, we measure direct international experience and indirect international experience using centrality analysis in two-model social network. […] Read more

M&A China/Deutschland: Starker Renminbi Heizt Outbound-M&A An

M&A China/Deutschland: Starker Renminbi Heizt Outbound-M&A An

by Unternehmeredition
2014 erreichten die chinesischen Investitionen in Europa mit insgesamt 18 Mrd. USD einen neuen Rekord. Im Vergleich zum relativ schwachen Jahr 2013 war dies eine Verdoppelung des Volumens. Zu diesem Resultat kommt die Studie „Reaching New Heights“ der Wirtschaftskanzlei Baker & McKenzie und der Investment Bank CICC, die auf Daten des Analysehauses Rhodium basiert. Dabei wurden 153 M&A-Transaktionen und Greenfield-Investments chinesischer Investoren im Jahr 2014 erfasst und ausgewertet. […] Read more

Creating More Value For China’s M&A

Figure 1 Examples of Chinese acquisitions in mature Western countries

by A.T. Kearney
Since China first opened to the world with the 1978 economic reforms, the country’s GDP has made unprecedented progress. It is a remarkable growth story. Although there is a big gap to close to catch up with the United States, China ranked second in the world in real GDP by 2013. By 2014, 100 Chinese companies were in the Fortune 500, up from 11 in 2000 and with petrochemical firm Sinopec holding the number-three spot. […] Read more

Dealing With Uncertainty: Strategies For Overcoming Compliance Risk And Regulatory Challenges In Cross-Border M&A

Figure 1 Pharmerging Markets

by Baker & McKenzie
When you look at the numbers, there’s no question why global pharmaceutical companies have set their sights on emerging markets for future growth. From 2012 to 2017, global pharmaceutical sales are expected to rise 13% in the “pharmerging markets,” compared to 2% for the top mature markets, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. […] Read more

M&A China/Deutschland: Gesundheit – Chinas Heißer Wachstumsmarkt

by Unternehmeredition
Chinas Bruttoinlandsprodukt (BIP) wuchs 2014 laut dem staatlichen Statistikamt um 7,4%, den niedrigsten Wert seit 1990. Das Wachstumsziel der chinesischen Regierung von 7,5% wurde damit knapp verfehlt. 2013 und 2012 war das BIP jeweils noch um 7,7% gestiegen. Die People’s Bank of China (PBOC) rechnet für 2015 mit einem BIP-Anstieg in Höhe von 7,1%. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: China 2014

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: China 2014

by KPMG
The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) tax provisions relevant to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) changed significantly with the introduction of the new Corporate Income Tax (CIT) law system in 2008. The 2010 edition of this publication outlined such matters as the introduction of a general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR), transfer pricing, thin capitalization and controlled foreign company (CFC) rules, new rules on corporate reorganizations, new corporate tax residency rules and new arrangements on accessing benefits under double tax agreements. […] Read more

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