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Can UK firms benefit from Chinese ownership?
Wed 19 October 2016, 16:00 – 19:00 BST
Outbound investment from China reaches a historic high but what are the benefits and pitfalls of accepting such investment. While short-term shareholder value can be created, is the medium to long term outlook just as positive?
This round table event will focus on the issues of working with a Chinese parent company and some of the issues you should expect to encounter. These range from basic communication and business standards to more complex shareholder agreements, succession planning and for many, the transfer of technology and IP.
Our lead speaker will come from Grant Thornton. They have been publishing the Tou Ying tracker for many years and this looks at performance of the Top 25 UK firms under Chinese ownership. We will hear of the key factors that led to their success and also find out some of the factors that led to some investments not working out at planned.
We shall also have talks from a UK business leader who will give a first-hand account of their experience.
Who should attend
CEO/CFO/COO: If you are thinking about taking investment from a Chinese business then this event is a 'must'. Aside from the expert speakers, you will also get to meet specialists from finance, law and business to network with ahead of your decision.
Professional advisors: whether you are a lawyer, financier, property expert or consultant, keeping track of the landscape for Chinese investment can help you inform your clients of changes and competitive landscapes.
Professional networking - "Interesting people that are interested"
The China Investors Club prides itself on hosting events at the prestigious London Capital Club. This discrete first class venue combines with a limited number of pre-vetted delegates to ensure that you can meet like minded professionals and hold discrete conversations to progress your business agenda.