China has seen a surge in both domestic and cross-border M&A activity in recent years. Many foreign companies now see benefits in taking a stake (even a minority one) in a local company – providing rapid access to the market through leading domestic brands. The battle between Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller for investment in Harbin Brewery provides an interesting example of M&A developments – especially as it involves a hostile takeover. See the link for more details.
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