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Case Title:

The Dragon is coming-Chinese M&As Outside China

Publication Year : 2006

Authors: Chandrasekhar

Industry: General Business


Case Code: MAC0020C

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Chinese companies that were earlier known for being a cheap source of manufacturing had been attempting to transform themselves into global companies through the Merger and Acquisition route. With a growing economy, China eyed for channels of growth in order to meet its need for natural resources and raw materials. The case provides a brief on the reasons behind the overseas M&As by the Chinese companies and also analyses the level of success in their attempts. The case provides scope for discussion on M&As, SWOT analysis on the Chinese companies and the role of the Government in aiding the companies to achieve their global ambitions.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • The case helps in understanding how M&As make or break a company
  • It points out the mistakes that companies make while going for M&A and elaborates on the requirements for a successful merger/acquisition
  • Also highlights the importance of the Governments role in making the companies globally competitive.

Keywords : Macroeconomics Case Study, Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Lenovo, IBM, China, Asia, TCL, CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Company), Haier, Oil, Metal, Chinese

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