China-U.S. Deal Making: Trends & Challenges for Cross-Border M&A and Diplomatic Relations

As the U.S. and China engage in a trade war, what’s future for the business interactions between the two countries? How have the financial industries in the two countries responded to the changes that took place in the past few months?

In this episode, Mr. David Willard will discuss the cross-border M&A activities in U.S. and China, the outlook and challenges ahead, and his take on the trade war.

David Willard is the Founder, CEO & Managing Partner of 52 Capital Partners. The firm is an independent advisory firm that provides strategic advisory services on matters of transactions and acquisitions, especially China-related cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.

Mr. Willard is responsible for all major aspects of the firm’s executive management, strategy, client development and investment process. During his career, Mr. Willard has executed and participated in landmark M&A transactions and other transformational corporate matters in the United States, Europe and Asia, including at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, closing 52 transactions totaling over $150 billion in aggregate deal value. An expert on strategic China matters, David is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

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Mr. David Willard

Mr. David Willard