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A Capital Analysis On China’s Health Care Mergers And Acquisitions

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Government, private and foreign funds look set to be the three main cornerstones that shape China's health care market. According to industry analysis from 2004 - 2006, domestic capital led with a higher-than-expected 86 percent of the total mergers and acquisitions amount, way ahead of the 14 percent from foreign companies, even though the latter showed continuous growth. Out of the local monies injected into mergers and acquisitions, the 47 percent from the private sector overtook state-owned funding of 39 percent. Private investors have clear acquisition targets and strategies, while state-linked enterprises' pursuits are often influenced by the government. Compared with domestic funding, foreign investment offers unmatched advantages such as substantial capital, advanced technologies, reliable product quality, effective management and wealth of experience. (Click here for more - Chinese language)

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