For the next five years, Nigeria is reported to require US$166 billion to provide energy and infrastructure for its growing population. Demand for energy and infrastructure in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is ever increasing as its
By King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution Group
Over the past few years, revolving trade crises have frequently occurred in China, such as the steel trade crisis in 2011 in Southern China and the financing fraud case in Qing Dao last year. In these cases, many large state-owned enterprises were caught in crises of revolving trade. In particular, the Qingdao Port Case attracted worldwide attention.
With our previous legal practice experience in these cases, we discuss the relevant issues regarding revolving trade and treatment methods for enterprises.…
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More than 40% of global M&A in 2012 involved acquirors and targets in different countries, including $170 billion of acquisitions in the U.S. by non-U.S. acquirors. Given the continuing accumulation of U.S. Dollars in emerging economies, many expect the trend to continue as Dollars are re-invested in the U.S. Natural resources will continue to be an important part of this story, including in the U.S., where substantial non-U.S. investment has been an important trend, as well as in resource-rich developed nations such as Canada and Australia, where non-domestic investment has lately been highly controversial.…
Continue Reading Cross-Border M&A – Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the U.S.
On May 20, 2011, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange ("SAFE") issued the Circular of the SAFE on Operating Rules Concerning Financing and Round-Trip Investment Undertaken by Domestic Residents through Overseas Special-Purpose Vehicles (1)( "Circular 19" or "New Operating Rules"), which took effect on July 1, 2011. This Circular provides new operating rules for the foreign exchange registration with the SAFE of round-trip investments made through special-purpose vehicles ("SPV") and non-SPVs.
Financing is a critical consideration in M&A transactions. For a long period of time, financing large scale strategic M&As of listed companies in China has been a bottleneck. As such, it is important for companies to study successful M&A experiences from abroad and develop additional venues and tools for financing and venues for such transactions.
To a large extent, angel investment in Hong Kong has so far revolved around individual investors rather than institutions. It is useful to examine local angel financing activities by looking at the angel profiles.To date, no systematic research has been conducted regarding the number or makeup of business angels in Hong Kong. General observations indicate that the following groups, not in any order, have been spearheading the efforts: (a) former VC practitioners; (b) individuals who have made money from entrepreneurial activities or as angels; (c) second generation of the leading business families; (d) professionals such as lawyers, doctors and accountants; (e) tech executives and professionals; (f) well-to-do manufacturers who made their initial fortunes with investments in China; and (g) returnees or overseas Chinese with exposure to angel investment elsewhere.