China’s M&A activity will rebound in second half as some dealmakers press on despite coronavirus restrictions, says PwC | SCMP

“While deals are seen dropping sharply in the first half, some private equity buyers are still negotiating with sellers despite travel restrictions, cities in lockdown.
China’s total M&A deal value fell 14 per cent in 2019 to US$559 billion, the lowest in five years, driven primarily by a sharp 37 per cent drop in outbound transactions, according to data released by PwC on Thursday.

China Moly takes full control of ex-Dreyfus metals unit for $518 million | Reuters

China Molybdenum Co, majority owner of a huge copper-cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said on Thursday it had completed the acquisition of all of IXM, formerly the metals business of trading house Louis Dreyfus, for $518 million.

@ Reuters | July 25, 2019