|Chinese Prefer Buying German, British Firms|
Germany and Britain are by far the most popular investment destinations of Chinese investors. Chinese investors have made 25 acquisitions in 2013 in Germany and Britain respectively. Overall, buyers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have taken over 120 companies and shareholdings in Europe in the past year. The interest of Chinese companies in Europe has increased significantly over the past 10 years, as the number of transactions has more than tripled. Chinese investors have preferences for certain industries in Europe.
China is the second largest non-European investor in Germany after the United States, and came in sixth place of foreign investors in Germany after the United States, Britain, Switzerland, France and Austria.
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Published on our website on February 19, 2014