by Fred M. Greguras, Michael J. O'Neil, and Chenhao Zhu
China’s investments abroad have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire advanced technology, real estate, market channels and other assets. China’s outbound direct investment has risen 30% to $77.1 billion in 2012. As part of its twelfth Five-Year Plan, Chinese government encourages international M&A, with the aim of making the dollar amount of outbound investment match inbound investment by 2015.
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