An Analysis of the M&A Market in Mainland China was developed on the back of practical experience and the lack of available market data. The book provides an introduction into the Mergers & Acquisitions business and analyses the M&A market in the Mainland of the People s Republic of China. Thereby it focuses on the development of cross-border transactions within recent years and the relevant Chinese influence factors. With a total of 695 announced domestic and cross-border transactions in 2004 China comes close to the Top 5 international M&A markets. The rapid volume growth supports the common acceptation in the Investment Banking environment that China will be one of the most attractive markets for Corporate Finance services in the following years. Therefore this book should give an insight into the historic development of M&A transactions with Chinese involvement and the current market situation. Thereby it focuses on country specific influence factors that have significant importance to M&A transactions. The book is geared towards researchers and professionals who require an in-depth understanding of the market development and the current regulatory environment.