Private equity has become a significant alternative to capital markets for companies in China seeking capital. The private equity landscape is maturing and opportunities for private equity houses to complete transactions are expanding rapidly. However competition for deals is becoming more intense and the regulatory framework more complex. A successful private equity house needs advisors with a wide network, deep industry knowledge, good links to regulators, and experience supporting transactions in any location.

Private equity houses have historically relied on strong domestic growth and buoyant capital markets to generate their returns in China are finding that they are having to work more proactively with their portfolio companies to build value. KPMG's Advisory practice possesses a wide range of skills that can address issues from releasing cash from working capital to streamlining business processes, from strengthening risk management frameworks to defining ways to outsource non-value added activities.

We are delighted to introduce you to our Private Equity team: over 90 professionals in China dedicated to the Private Equity sector and experienced in providing advice from fund structuring and deal origination, through to due diligence and contract negotiation, process improvement, refinancing and exit. Our team works with our Private Equity teams globally, to provide advice to both some of the most respected names in the industry and potential new entrants.

Please contact us to discuss how KPMG can help you succeed in China.

How can we help

Our team includes Mandarin and English speaking professionals with significant experience of working both locally and cross border. We work as one team, providing you with a key point of contact to discuss your transactions. A streamlined single team carrying out due diligence leads to both time and cost savings - important considerations when time is critical and abort costs cannot get charged to the deal.


Our Private Equity offerings

Deal Origination

Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory professionals ready to help you identify, evaluate and explore financing options for potential investments

Fund and Deal Structuring

Advice on tax efficient strategies to set up your funds, with significant recent experience in setting up RMB funds, and structuring of investments to minimize tax leakages

Due Diligence

Professionals experienced in assisting clients with investments in all industry sectors, knowledgeable about the practicalities of investing in China and the region, and with a specific focus on the needs and timelines of Private Equity investors

Forensic Support

Advice on the implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti bribery regulations on potential investments, critical for investors with exposures in highly regulated markets

SPA support

Providing you and your lawyers with practical advice and guidance on your SPA, including appropriate completion mechanisms, warranties and indemnities 

Post Deal Integration

Assisting you to identify integration challenges and synergies before you complete your transaction and develop practical plans to implement these and realize value

Post Deal Performance Improvement

Assistance in streamlining working capital and treasury management, finance functions and processes and other means to monitor and add value to your investment

Vendor Services

KPMG can assist you to consider the most appropriate exit route (IPO, secondary buyout, management buyout, strategic investor) and work with you to identify points of weakness to address before investors begin their own due diligence

IPO Support

IPO teams have been reporting accountants for some of the largest IPOs in Hong Kong and can provide a wealth of experience to guide you through the process