Grant Thornton: China businesses are to be more cautious on M&A activities

According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), only 10% China businesses have merger and acquisition plans in the next three years, dropping by 18 percentage points over last year, suggesting a more cautious attitude in business expansion. Due to uncertain economic and policy conditions, the M&A activity in China market saw a weaker performance in the first quarter of 2014. Statistics reveal that , 372 acquisitions have happened in China market in Q1, falling by 45.13% over previous quarter and dropping by 43.81% over last year. It is reported the disclosed transaction volume is 20.34 billion dollars, falling by 57.85% over previous quarter and dropping by 61.81% over last year.    

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