June 25, 2013
Chinese investors continue to demonstrate strong appetite for investing in US technology assets, which provided the backdrop for Latham & Watkins’ three-city seminar series in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong earlier this year.
Themed “Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned for Buying Technology Assets in the United States: Insights from Recent Transactions,” the event series was attended by more than 300 senior executives from multinational and Chinese companies, banks, private equity and venture capital firms, as well as entrepreneurs and representatives of government bodies. A roster of distinguished business and regulatory leaders addressed the major considerations in cross-border trade and investment, while other panelists shared their experience and insights from doing similar deals.
Watch a video with extracts from the event series:
Rowland Cheng, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Shanghai, said: “There are a number of cornerstone issues that should be anticipated and addressed for cross-border acquisitions with a US-China nexus. Communication and dialogue are absolutely vital where you’ve got parties that oftentimes have dramatically different starting points and approaches to how the deal should get done.”
Learn more about the seminar series here.
The conferences were held on February 25 in Beijing; on February 27 in Shanghai; and on March 1 in Hong Kong. The seminar series was organized by Latham & Watkins, in partnership with Lazard Ltd with support from the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.