Premises and Effects of Chinese M&As on the European Market in the Energy Sector
AbstractMergers and acquisitions (M&As) play an increasingly important role in the expansion of Chinese companies in the European market. The article aims to analyze the largest, in terms of value, M&As conducted by Chinese companies between 2005 and 2015 in the energy sector, in order to present the main premises and consequences of such agreements. For this purpose, the assessment was made based on case studies conducted by the Author, as well as the opinions of experts specializing in the business models of Chinese enterprises, derived from qualitative interviews. Specialized literature on the discussed forms of international expansion of Chinese enterprises was also used. Based on the case study method, analysis of the agreements shows that decisions on conducting M&As are strongly influenced by the adopted strategic directions of the companies’ development, their desire to develop a competitive position on the market and improve their financial condition. The effects, in turn, were addressed, taking into account the dimensions of the strategic and tactical importance for companies.
|Journal series||Central European Business Review, ISSN 1805-4854, e-ISSN 1805-4862, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||mergers and acquisitions; Chinese companies; European market; energy sector|
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