Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation

Prof. Ozcan part of expert plenary session

Prof. Ozcan discusses Chinese M&As and Mittelstand Expansion to China

Germany is an increasingly attractive market for Chinese M&As. However, a recent study by Prof. Ozcan and Christina Wiedemann (WHU doctoral student) shows that Chinese acquisitions of Mittelstand companies can end up destroying company performance, significantly. He also demonstrates that the performance drops are not just immediate, short term phenomena. In a recent plenary session in Frankfurt, Prof. Ozcan illustrated why and how these M&As destroy shareholder value and how best to mitigate these performance problems.