Corporate finance

Overview

As the world's No.1* financial advisor for mid-market transactions by deal volume in the global M&A market in 2021, we have provided financial advice on approximately 4,430 M&A transactions globally over the past nine years, with a cumulative transaction value of approximately US$452 billion.
*Source: MergerMarket, Global & Regional M&A Report 2021

As a part of PwC’s global network of over 2,500 corporate finance professionals, we provide one-stop global financial advisory service for our clients from our offices in Beijing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. 80% of our transactions were completed by cross-border joint engagement teams in the network. The deals cover various industries, including finance and insurance, high-end manufacturing, retails, consumer products, industrial products, healthcare and pharmaceutical, technology, media, infrastructure, transportation, and logistics.

Awards

  • The Best M&A Advisor of the Year (2019) – Hong Kong Fintech Industry Association
  • M&A Financial Adviser of the Year (2017) – Mergermarket
  • China Deal of the Year (2016) – China M&A Association – Haier’s Acquisition of GE’s home appliance business
  • China M&A Service Award (2014) – China M&A Association
  • China M&A Service Award (2011) – China M&A Association
  • The Best M&A Service Award (2009) – China M&A Association – M&A transaction of China Redstar
  • The Best Financial Advisor (2008) - China M&A Association – M&A transaction of Xinjiang Tunhe
  • One of the top ten M&A transactions in China (2006) – China M&A association and the Global M&A Research Centre – M&A transaction of Fujian Sedrin Beer

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Sell-side lead financial advisor

Our lead financial advisor service provides customised solutions to assist domestic and multinational corporations as well as financial institutions in raising equity capital and completing divestments.

Our services cover full cycle of capital raising and divestment processes, from early-stage strategic option advice, deal structuring, valuation and pricing, pre-marketing preparatory work to final contract negotiation and completion. Our ability to identify the value-added selling points of enterprise via detailed business analysis and operating model of the target, and to reflect these selling points in the financial models, enhances the target enterprise value and financing amount. We are also able to streamline and navigate the deal complexity by acting as the sole contact point and coordinating with related parties involved in the transactions.

We strive to understand and prioritise our clients’ strategic goals, maximise value and shareholders’ returns by leveraging PwC’s global network to act as an intermediate between capital markets investors and our clients. Our commitment to service quality is further enhanced by our strong team of professionals with deep industry knowledge, regional know-how and extensive experience. These combined and diverse capabilities allow our team to develop a holistic and integrated deal strategy and offer our clients with the most innovative and insightful solutions under different market conditions across various sectors.

Buy-side lead financial advisor

The business landscape is ever-changing and the challenges that businesses need to face are unprecedented. In order to stay ahead of your competitors and to grow the busines, mergers and acquisitions is the solution – it will bolster your business development strategy, from market expansion, technology upgrading, to product profile enriching. We have assisted many Chinese companies in their overseas strategic M&A deals in the past. We will continue with our efforts in assisting the globalisation of Chinese enterprises through corporate finance.

Our China business network covers 50 countries, and a team of more than 100 Chinese-speaking professionals located in more than 20 countries,, We are well positioned to assist you in every aspect of the transaction and are able to provide you with a one-stop service throughout the deal cycle, from identifying the appropriate investment targets around the world, to designing the deal structure, implementing an efficient deal execution process to capture hidden value, and to provide assistance in final contract negotiation and completion. Leverage on PwC’s global network and our in-depth industry knowledge, we strive to accommodate your different needs during M&A transactions.

Consisted of dedicated professionals who are committed to assist you with unleashing the values of your M&A activities, we offer:

  • opportunity identification and evaluation
  • project evaluation and risk assessment
  • deal structuring and deal strategy advice
  • valuation and pricing 
  • on-site contract negotiation support and advice on bidding tactics
  • assistance in attaining government approvals
  • project management
  • closing and post-deal integration.

Contact us

Gabriel Wong

Gabriel Wong

Head of China Corporate Finance, Inbound/Outbound Leader, Belt & Road Leader, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 2609

Christopher Tan

Christopher Tan

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 2552

Linda Cai

Linda Cai

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 3952

Grant Bo

Grant Bo

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 2367

Grace Wong

Grace Wong

Partner, Suppy Chain Transformation Solutions Champion, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[852] 2289 3433

Cindy  Chen

Cindy Chen

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 7627

Wanfeng Chen

Wanfeng Chen

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 5045

Pingping Zhang

Pingping Zhang

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (755) 8261 8842

Brian Xu

Brian Xu

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 5723

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