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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Leveraging Up & Out: The Rise of Outbound Chinese Leveraged Acquisitions

11 March 2016

With an estimated US$44 billion of outbound acquisitions in 2015, China now represents a major participant in the global M&A market. This deal volume is from an increasingly diverse range of China based acquirors who are increasingly using sophisticated international leveraged financing structures such as internationally syndicated bridges to high yield bonds, covenant lite loans as well as Chinese bank-funded leveraged loans to acquire larger targets and maximize investment returns.

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