China’s Most Ambitious Global M&A Deals of 2016: HNA, Wanda, ChinaChem Lead Buying Spree

Chinese companies doubled outbound mergers and acquisitions last year to an all-time high US$225.4 billion in total deal value, with a number of new aggressive buyers emerging on the overseas M&A scene.

HNA Group was the most acquisitive, with at least nine major deals announced, while China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) inked the largest ever cross-border deal involving a Chinese company, paying US$43 billion for Swiss agribusiness Syngenta AG.

While some of 2015's most active buyers, including Fosun Group and Anbang Insurance, slowed their investment pace in 2016, Dalian Wanda Group continued its aggressive deal-making with a big expansion into Hollywood.

Here, we list the most daring Chinese buyers of global assets over the year past.

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