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China & Hong Kong: Trend Report FY 2021

Despite headwinds blowing in the face of the Chinese economy in 2021 – including a major downturn in the real estate market, continued, if sporadic, COVID outbreaks and falling retail sales and consumer confidence – the M&A market withstood the buffeting.

Home comforts replace foreign adventures in record-breaking M&A market

Last year, volume hit a record 2,381 deals – an 18% increase on 2020 and the highest on Mergermarket record. Value stood at US$545.2 billion, a year-on-year increase of 13% and the second highest total since records began. Encouragingly, Q3 and Q4 saw the highest deal figures (625 and 718 respectively), indicating that confidence in the M&A market has not wavered, despite a sharp slowdown in GDP growth in the second half of 2020.

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