A plain-English guide that demystifies the business landscape in China from a due diligence point of view Due diligence is crucial to any business deal, and, thankfully, due diligence research has come a long way over the years. What used to be a cumbersome, time-consuming process has been standardized and systemized with generally accepted auditing frameworks and tools, such as the all-important auditing checklists. But when it comes to doing due diligence in China, with its opaque regulatory system and byzantine accounting standards, all bets are off. In this book an ackwledged expert in the field takes you beyond the checklists to arm you with China-specific due diligence strategies, tools and techniques that go beyond what is typically part of the process. Gives a detailed account of why conventional frameworks used in the west simply don't work in China Provides first-hand accounts based on the author's years of experience as a private equity professional doing deals in China Reviews, in-depth, the unique differences between corporations and businesses in China and those in the West and their implications for the due diligence process Uses numerous case studies to guide the reader through an entire due diligence process for a firm in China
Kwek Ping Yong has more than ten years of private equity investment experience in China. Mr. Yong started his first USD China-focused growth fund in 2001 and has since made more than thirty investments in businesses there, across various industries, including manufacturing, mining, energy, food and beverage, and the retail sector. He has also planned and executed many successful exits through trade sales and pre-IPO transactions, and performed hundreds of full due diligence exercises for Chinese companies pre- and post-investment. Mr. Yong launched his first Chinese RMB private equity growth fund in 2010 with a total USD and RMB fund size of more than US$4 billion under management. Prior to joining Inventis, Kwek Ping founded an IT system integration company that was later merged and listed at the Helsinki Stock Exchange in Finland in 2000. His track record is well recognized internationally, and he is frequently invited to speak at international conferences and summits. Mr. Yong is an adjunct professor at Singapore Management University, where he developed and teaches private equity courses for the Financial Training Institute. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer at the Imperial College Business School, UK, and a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Kwek Ping Yong is the author of Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities (Wiley), the first industry-focused book on the subject.