China to Strengthen Capital Market to Bolster M&As

China will strengthen the capital market to encourage more M&A activities and the restructuring of listed companies in the country's key industries, reports the China Daily.


Shang Fulin, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, told the Daily that the government plans to to allow qualified companies to finance deals and restructuring by issuing additional shares, bonds and convertible debts.


All China related merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity, including domestic, inbound and outbound deals, have rebounded strongly in the first half of this year, and set the scene for expected robust deal activity for the remainder of 2010 and into 2011, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Research by Dealogic shows that the volume of takeovers reached $139.3 billion as of October, up 3% on the previous high of $134.6 billion during the same period last year.




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