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Perceptions of Chinese businesses going global

In 2016, China has surpassed all other countries in cross-border M&A. Yet, this unprecedented level of investment is not without its challenges. Nearly one in ten attempted acquisitions by Chinese companies fail.

In this report we go beyond the traditional deal volume and deal value data to understand the perceptions of those with a stake in Chinese outbound investment from Chinese business leaders to opinion elites. We surveyed 1,600 top decision makers in China and three of the top markets for Chinese outbound investment – the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany – to gain an insight into what drives the decision to invest and what impacts the decision to approve or reject investments by Chinese companies.

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