There’s a powerful sense of change permeating this year’s China Special. The shift from debt-fuelled investment to a consumption-driven economy is encouraging the growth of buyout deals and heightened competition for deals is pushing up multiples. There are also some powerful new investors on the block as China’s internet giants, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT for short), pursue assets across the region. In a stimulating set of articles, Private Equity International reporters discover what is driving the buyout revolution in the world’s most populous country and why China’s evolving mid-market offers tempting opportunities.

China in seven trends

China’s private equity market is maturing to a more consumption-driven model, with sector-specific funds growing in popularity, market participants say.
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