Post-M&A integration of Privately-held Chinese Companies: Practical Solutions for Financial and IT Challenges

Shanghai, China | November 09, 2016

China's M&A activity has accelerated in recent years, outbound M&A as well as inbound. Chinese authorities have been particularly interested in encouraging projects that help reform state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and improve national technological capabilities, but the environment remains fluid. M&A investors face many perils and are advised to proceed deliberately with experienced advisors.

Pre-acquisition due diligence and transaction structuring are key, but they are only the first step. Successfully integration of a China acquisition remains the biggest challenge. Two post-M&A integration steps of particular challenge in China are financial integration and IT and ERP systems integration. Since acquisitions are decided on a group level, and only in the rarest cases the IT department is involved at this stage, for example within the scope of carrying out IT-due diligence. This often leads to quick solutions that haven’t been thought out properly.

To help investors fully understand these essential matters in order to achieve a highly effective Post-Merger Integration in China, German Chamber of Commerce is hosting the workshop in Shanghai on November 9th, 2016. 

During the workshop, Chet Scheltema, the regional director of Dezan Shira & Associates; Jenny Liao, Senior manager of Corporate Accounting Service of Dezan Shira & Associates and Oswin Hartung, Founder & CEO of hartung:consult will give speeches addressing the following issues

- Pre-M&A due diligence in anticipation of post-M&A integration
- Financial and management reporting integration
- Contingent liabilities and risk management
- Related-party transactions
- Restructuring financial management teams
- Challenges for the CIO and the IT-Department after M&As
- Success factors when merging or carving-out IT-Infrastructures such as ERP Systems



Huangpu Room 3rd floor ,Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, 1288 Lujiazui Ring Road Pudong, Shanghai 200120 P.R. China




Members 250 RMB, Non-Member 400 RMB



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