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China Financial Weekly April 5, 2016

Structural Changes

The number of Chinese enterprises involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) reached a record high last year, and this momentum has continued into 2016. Multiple coalescing factors are behind the rise in M&A restructuring: China’s supply-side reform, the necessary transformation in traditional industries bogged down by overcapacity, burgeoning industries eager to expand market share, and industrial and financial capital looking to flow to industries and businesses with greater global potential. While the large number of M&A cases can give the market a boost, it comes with its own set of risks. Many listed companies are leaning on M&As to achieve rapid growth rather than developing more sustainable practices. 

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