Welcome to the July issue of International M&A’s monthly newsletter. As we hit the mid-point of 2019, I hope you all have the opportunity to stop, refresh, and enjoy the summer months.
In this issue we are sharing with you a few insights about us, what we are doing this month, and what we see happening in the market.
We welcome your comments and look forward to sharing more in the coming months.
What do we do?
International M&A is your gateway to the international market. Whether your business strategy requires you to enter or exit a foreign market, our focus on foreign direct investment (FDI) helps foreign investors succeed in a new country or move from one country to another. A boutique firm, International M&A has the flexibility and mobility to provide turnkey or fractional management services to meet the needs of our clients, in all parts of the world. Services include:
Cross border Mergers and Acquisitions
Spin-off or Divestiture
Exit from Foreign Market
Post-acquisition Integration, Change Management, Turnarounds
China Advisory – Outbound and inbound
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International Market Update:
- Several companies have announced plans to shift manufacturing from China to South East Asia, including HP and Dell. A handful of Chinese companies, such as TCL, are making the same move. Is this due to the US – China trade war, increasing labor cost or a mix? We believe the manufacturing sector’s exit / sell off began prior to the trade war, the result of a change in the investment environment, such as increasing labor cost in China. And, the trade war has magnified things with increasing uncertainty. What are your thoughts?
- Great news for foreign firms! China’s natural gas industry reform opens the opportunities for both Chinese and foreign firms. China further removes its restrictions on China opens oil and gas to investment after US trade truce.
- India’s new bankruptcy law has instilled fear among delinquent borrowers. Companies facing bankruptcy petitions have reportedly cleared dues of as much as Rs 830 billion ($12 billion) with creditors. This also opens new opportunities for foreign firms to enter India’s market at a lower cost.
International Community Highlights:
- Select USA 2019 in Washington, D.C.: A record number of foreign delegations and FDI professionals gathered in Washington, D.C. to learn more about doing business in the United States. A big thank you to Barbara Humpton, CEO Siemens USA, for sharing Siemens’ history of investing in the United States.
- US – China Forum in Hong Kong: It was an honor to participate in the panel discussion on the collaboration of business, trade and investments between Texas cities and China at the US-China Trade and Economic Relations: What Now? What Next? Forum, hosted by the China-US Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) and the China Center for International Economic Exchange (CCIEE). Forum attendees gathered following the G20 Summit to discuss business and trade between China and the US. Check out our event photos here.
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