Despite a chaotic year for M&A, fascinating trends have emerged,
including growth in international bids by Chinese companies. By the
end of September, outbound M&A by Chinese groups was at a record high.
But Beijing’s record has been controversial, so what is different this
time? To discuss the drivers behind these bids, Anousha Sakoui, the
FT’s mergers and acquisitions correspondent, is joined by Andy Cox,
global head of energy at KPMG, and William Downs, global leader of
corporate and corporate finance practice at law firm Squire Sanders.