Global PMI Partners Introduces Leading Post Merger Integration Practices to Chinese Acquirers

The 2016 Global M&A Summit, the world's leading international conference on post-merger integration (PMI) focusing on China Outbound M&A, showcased renowned PMI experts from major industrialized nations. Hosted by the Center of China M&A Research at Beijing Jiaotong University, the China Times, and Global PMI Partners, and under the general guidance of the China Association for Public Companies, the conference addressed leading outbound M&A practices and services for Chinese companies.

​​​​​​​​The 2016 Global M&A Summit, the world's leading international conference on post-merger integration focusing on China Outbound M&A, showcased renowned post-merger integration experts and focused on maximizing the value of international acquisitions made by Chinese companies. The conference was held at the Center of China M&A Research at Beijing Jiaotong University on January 15, 2016.  Over 300 guests attended including top executives from China public listed companies, the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) and large private companies, heads of financial institutions, and well-known international M&A experts from over 10 countries.

Press coverage included China Central Television (CCTV News) on their prime-time Global Business show on January 15, 2016, featuring Robert Yu, Partner at Global PMI Partners.  Stefan Hofmeyer, Partner at Global PMI Partners, spoke in English with a Mandarin presentation on Key Success Factors for Cross-Border M&A.

Speaking of China's outbound M&A, "We have seen tremendous growth over the last 10 years, over 30% year over year, and we will see this trend continue over the next 5-10 years in the foreseeable future."

Robert Yu, China Partner at Global PMI Partners

Integration experts spoke in advance of their groundbreaking book, Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, including Robert Yu (China), Stefan Hofmeyer (United States), Thomas Kessler (Germany), Christophe Van Gampelaere (Belgium), Andrew Scola (United Kingdom), and Makoto Ideno (Japan). Additional authors/experts  participating in question and answer sessions during the conference included Scott Whitaker (United States) and Michael Holm (Sweden).

Speaking of China’s outbound M&A on CCTV, Robert Yu, China Partner at Global PMI Partners, said, “We have seen tremendous growth over the last 10 years, over 30% year over year, and we will see this trend continue over the next 5-10 years in the foreseeable future.”  Roger Ellis, Partner at Compass Investor Relations noted, “We see growth in several areas – energy, services, and real estate.”  Challenges are numerous though, added Robert, “The first challenge is the tremendous cultural difference between the east and west.  We need to recognize it and know how to manage it.  The second challenge is the different management style.” 

Hosted by the Center of China M&A Research at Beijing Jiaotong University, the China Times, and Global PMI Partners, and under the general guidance of China Association for Public Companies, the conference provided leading outbound M&A practices for Chinese companies and a network of supporting service providers. The event provided an ideal setting for introductions and unique insights for conducting transformational mergers and acquisitions internationally. Additional insight was provided by Chinese leaders representing the China Association for Public Companies, Beijing Jiaotong University, the China Times, State-owned Assets Supervision & Administration Commission (SASAC), China University of Political Science and Law, Shanxi Securities Industry Association, Yingda Securities, Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities, Wanda Group, COFCO Tunhe, DongXue Optoelectronic Group, Chutian Technology, China Jianyin Investment, Ginkgo Group, Taiji Computer Corporation Limited, Gold Cup Electric, JingFeng Pharmaceutical, Doyi Construction, Yingke Law, Chase Securities, Global Access LLC and many other organizations. Sponsors included Midaxo, Jianchi Entrepreneurs Club, Compass Investor Relations, Upright Position Communications, Magstone Law, and the Flanders Cleantech Association.

About Global PMI Partners: With offices in 14 countries and a presence in most major business markets, Global Post Merger Integration Partners provides M&A integration expertise and senior execution resources to maximize corporate development potential. GPMIP is focused on post-merger integration. We successfully integrate companies and help ensure that employees, customers, and vendors are retained and energized. We take pride in working with internal teams to transfer our knowledge, acting as your on-demand, local-everywhere M&A team.

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