Grant Thornton wins two awards in the 17th China Venture Capital & Private Equity Annual Forum

On Dec 8, Grant Thornton was awarded Top 10 VC/PE-backed Domestic IPO Auditing Firms of the Year 2017 and Top 10 VC/PE-backed NEEQ Auditing Firms of the Year 2017 in the 17th China Venture Capital & Private Equity Annual Forum. The Forum was held jointly by Zero2IPO Group and PE Daily in the Park Hyatt Beijing Hotel and attended by more than 150 representatives from a wide range of sectors.

During the Forum, Ben Huang, national head of international business of Grant Thornton, was invited to host a panel discussion themed “Maneuvering Cross-borderInvestment”. Ben pointed out that globalization of China businesses was still at the early stage with high-tech companies in the vanguard of the trend, which was bound to develop in both depth and breadth, and Grant Thornton as a professional service provider had witnessed the growing and compelling need of Chinese enterprises for “Going-Global”. The panelists their shared their views from different perspectives on China’s cross-border investment, agreeing that private enterprises in China have become a prominent player in global mergers and acquisitions following central and state-owned enterprises. They also highlighted the importance for China businesses to seek support from professional service providers in order to optimize benefits and mitigate financial, tax and legal risks during the process of cross-border transactions.

Ben Huang, national head of internationalbusiness, hosts the panel discussion