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M&A in China’s SOEs: Boosting Global Competitiveness

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The recent flurry of M&A activity in China reflects the not-so-invisible hand of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), founded in 2003 to oversee the largest of the non-financial state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China. While SASAC controlled more than RMB 40 trillion in assets ($6.44 trillion) as of June 2015, the number of central SOEs in its portfolio has shrunk, from 196 in 2003 to 110 as of early August 2015.

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MOFCOM: M&A Reviews Continue Steady Growth in First Quarter

Although foreign companies have seen a slowdown in competition investigations over the last several months, new data released on April 3 from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) shows that the agency’s reviews of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions continue to rise.  Data through the end of last year showed that the number of M&A reviews conducted by MOFCOM had risen nearly every year since the 2008 launch of the Antimonopoly Law, from 17 reviews in 2008 to 241 deals

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