Private equity publications

M&A 2017 mid-year review & outlook
Aug 2017

China M&A activity fell 20% in the first six months of 2017, with fewer mega-deals

China Private equity/Venture capital 2016 Review and 2017 outlook
Feb 2017

According to PwC's China Private Equity/Venture Capital 2016 Review and 2017 Outlook, in the backdrop of a reduction in the scale of global PE and VC fund raising and investment, both the funds raised in the Chinese market and China PE and VC-led M&A deal value set a new record in 2016. PE and VC-led M&A deal value increased to US$223 billion.

M&A 2016 review and 2017 outlook
Jan 2017

In 2016, we saw record levels of activity for China M&A, both in terms of deal values and the volume of transactions. The growth in the number of transactions was largely driven by financial buyer activity (+38%) and a 142% jump in outbound M&A. Both categories reached new record highs.

Are we nearly there yet?
Private Equity and the responsible investment journey
Nov 2016

Private equity is reinventing itself from ruthless to responsible, and from opaque to transparent. PE houses believe in the value that effective management of environmental, social and governance issues can bring (this is the lens through which PE houses view responsible investment).

Greater China IPO Watch 2015
Mar 2016

This Greater China2016 IPO Watch provides an overview of the initial public offerings (IPOs) and listing activities on Greater China's principal stock markets, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taiwan. The analysis covers companies which were listed on these markets from 1 January to 31 December 2015.


Private equity / Venture capital - 2015 Review and 2016 outlook
Mar 2016

In 2015, China's private equity (PE) deployed the largest ever amount of capital on new investments with a total of US$192.1 billion, up 169% on 2014. In total, PE/VC deal values compared to 2014 had grabbed 48% world market share, while globally there was only a nearly 18% increase.


M&A 2015 review and 2016 outlook
Jan 2016

Last year saw record levels of activity for China M&A, as economic transformation drove domestic strategic M&A. PE and Outbound M&A activity also grew strongly: overall deal volume was up 37% and values rose 84% to reach US$734 billion. There were 114 deals worth over US$1 billion - a new record.


M&A 2015 mid-year review and outlook
Aug 2015

PwC's 2015 M&A Mid-Year Review and Outlook reveals that activity in the first half of the year surged 57% compared to the second half of 2014. The total M&A value of US$352 billion was by far the highest half-yearly total recorded.


Profits tax exemption for offshore funds extended to private equity funds - law enacted
Jul 2016

The Hong Kong Government gazetted the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 2015 (the Ordinance) on 17 July 2015, extending the profits tax exemption for offshore funds to private equity (PE) funds.


Bridging the gap: Aligning the responsible investment interests of Limited Partners and General Partners
May 2015

PwC's analysis of investor attitudes to responsible investment in the private equity industry - explores Limited Partners (LPs) and their attitudes to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment issues.


Hong Kong profits tax exemption for offshore funds extended to private equity funds – amendment bill gazetted
Mar 2015

The Hong Kong Government published the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill (the Bill) 2015, which extends the current profits tax exemption for offshore funds to private equity funds in the Gazette on 20 March 2015. The Bill will be introduced into the Legislative Council on 25 March 2015.


Greater China IPO Watch 2014
Feb 2015

This Greater China IPO Watch provides an overview of the initial public offerings (IPOs) and listing activities on Greater China’s principal stock markets, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taiwan.


Private equity / Venture capital - 2014 review and 2015 outlook
Feb 2015

In 2014, China's private equity (PE) deployed their largest ever amount of capital on new investments with a total of US$73 billion, up 101% on 2013. There were also a record 593 PE deals in 2014, up 51% on the previous year.


M&A 2014 review and 2015 outlook
Jan 2015

China merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity reached record highs in 2014, both in terms of the number of deals (6,899) and their total value (US$407 billion). Technology, consumer-related and financial services were important sectors, partly reflecting the development of the broader economy.



Jan 2015       Proposals to extend the Hong Kong offshore fund exemption regime
        
May 2014       MoneyTree™ China Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Report - Q3 / Q4 2013
        
Oct 2013       Global PE responsible investment survey 2013       


Publications prior to Oct 2013 have been archived.