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Chinese inward investment into the UK –Tou Ying Tracker

Simon Bevan Simon Bevan

What are the trends of Chinese business investment in the UK?

The fourth edition of Grant Thornton Tou Ying Tracker identifies the fastest-growing Chinese companies in the UK. Over the last four years we have followed the fortunes of these trailblazing businesses and looked beyond the headline numbers to tell the real story of Chinese investment in the UK.

We have seen Chinese companies change their focus. Initially investing in established heritage brands and traditional sectors such as financial services and energy, we now see investment into sectors such as technology and travel and tourism where Chinese companies can build their market understanding and diversify their investments. 

This year the tracker analyses the top 16 fastest-growing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the top 14 privately-owned Chinese companies in the UK separately.

Below are the key investment trends for the top 30 Chinese companies. Download the report for more information.

key investment trends for the top 30 Chinese companies

If you would like to discuss any matters arising in this publication contact Grant  Thornton’s China Britain Services group.

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