Investors Pay Heed to NDRC on Chinese Outbound M&A

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Investors are generally aware of the roles Chinese regulators such as the State Administration of Foreign Exchange and the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of the People’s Republic of China play in reviewing transactions. However, SAFE and Mofcom are less influential than the National Development and Reform Commission when it comes to effects on Chinese outbound M&A, sources told CTFN.

While many deals by Chinese buyers have failed for reasons that prove difficult to verify with certainty, as failures accumulate

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Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen joined CTFN in August of 2015. Sarah is a New Jersey-based telecom and technology M&A reporter whose work has appeared in Forbes, TheStreet,, and many other publications including Mergermarket, where she worked for 10 years. Sarah has covered Yahoo, the data center space, new and incumbent telecoms, FCC matters, and CFIUS for CTFN. She has an MA in communications from Bowling Green State University and BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.


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