Chinese companies have been increasingly active in outbound investment in recent years, with Germany the third largest destination in Europe. Adopting an analytical approach and utilizing case studies and expert interviews, this book examines Chinese mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Germany, with a focus on the companies' business growth, particularly the integration process and subsequent growth after acquisition.
The authors contend that Chinese investors take a different approach than their western counterparts, by fostering a long-term orientation toward their investments and placing greater emphasis on co-evolution with the acquired firms rather than transfer of knowledge back to China.
This book offers readers a behind-the-scenes story of three separate M&A cases, shedding light on the growth models that ensue from mergers and acquisitions, and the endeavors of Chinese and German managers to grow the businesses together.
Jan Yang oversees business development and project delivery related to the China business at Simon-Kucher & Partners (Germany), and is also the Managing Director of the firm's Shanghai Office. Before joining the firm, he earned his MBA degree from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.
Lei Chen is Chief Strategy & Investment Officer at Shaangu Europa Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH (Germany) - the R&D division of ShaanGu (China). Chen Lei worked for leading consultancies, such as Simon-Kucher and KPMG, before moving into the industry. He is an expert in top-line growth and cross-border M&As.
Zheng Tang is Deputy Director at China International Investment Promotion Agency (Germany). He used to serve in the commerce department of the Chinese General Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, before assuming a position at China International Investment Promotion Agency. He is an expert in bilateral trade and investment between China and Germany.
An Overview of Recent Chinese M&A Activities.- Case Studies.- Expert Interviews.- Challenge Accepted.