Slower Growth in China Sparks M&A Trend

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FLYINGSCOT   10/12/2012 12:15:23 PM
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It is also interesting to see Mr. Buffett is making some M&A moves in China. In that case the merger of transporter and distributor makes more sense I guess.

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Barbara Jorgensen   10/11/2012 4:39:53 PM
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Hmmmm...it look like ACL acquired an ODM. If that's the case, it is unusual. There has always been speculation that a contract manufacturer would eventually buy a distributor to secure up component supplies. Distributors have in the past provided some outsourced assembly services, but few bought any manufactruing lines outright. That would put them in the position of competing with their customers. Could work though: we already know bsuiness in China is conducted differently than in the West. It will be interesting to see how it shapes up.



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