By the Numbers: Buying Up the West

As the recession eased in the second half of 2009, rich nations continued to scale back acquisitions in emerging markets, while developing economies--led by China--began buying up Western companies even faster, according to a new study from KPMG:
16
Percent drop in developed-country acquisitions in emerging markets in second half of 2009
30
Percent rise in emerging-market acquisitions in the developed world
47
Percent drop in developed-country acquisitions in emerging markets since 2007
52
Percent rise in China's acquisitions in developed countries since 2007

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