Speaker James Li is the Chief Executive of E. J. Mckay. With over 20 years of experience in the financial markets in China and abroad, his expertise encompasses a broad range of industries and geographies. Formerly, James was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong, a consultant with McKinsey in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and head of China for European multinational corporation VA Tech AG (now part of Siemens AG), based in Beijing. James holds master’s degrees from Oxford and the University of Chicago, and an AB from Harvard. He is the Secretary of the Oxford Society in Shanghai, a prior member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on China, and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University. James is a leader in the capital campaigns for Harvard and Oxford, and is the benefactor of the James Z. Li scholarship at Harvard College.

Meeting Objectives

This fireside discussion with E. J. Mckay’s Chief Executive James Li, to be introduced by Oxford MBA candidate and Global Shaper Andrew Ng, is intended to give attendees an overview of China’s private equity and transactions landscape. Attendees can expect to gain insights into key trends, opportunities and challenges from the perspective of an experienced practitioner. The Oxford Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community regularly hosts events with influential speakers, who share their unique experiences and perspectives on topics from world affairs, to the environment, to new technologies. Meeting Venue This upcoming event in the 2016 speaker series of the WEF Global Shapers Oxford Hub takes place at: Seminar Room A, Said Business School Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HP, United Kingdom http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ Meeting Agenda Friday 21 October 10:15 – 10:30 Please be seated by 10:30 10:30 – 11:00 Fireside chat with James Li 11:00 – 11:20 Q&A 11:20 – 11:30 Networking Context China’s record outbound investment has been steadily rising in recent years, with these figures only projected to continue growing, in the face of currency uncertainty and an economic slowdown. The first quarter of 2016 alone saw 115 outbound M&A deals, worth $82.6 billion, around double the figure for Q1 the prior year, according to a PwC China report. Over half of these deals were completed by the growing private company sector, though state-owned companies still accounted for over two-thirds of total value. Amidst dramatic growth in outbound deals fueled by a large and growing supply of investible capital in China, foreign inbound M&A has also grown, albeit at a more modest pace. For now, domestic deals still continue to make up the vast majority of M&A activities in China. We will explore these key trends and touch on the intricacies of the Chinese M&A context as it relates to initial market research, set-up procedures and regulatory hurdles, and due diligence considerations. FAQ Where will the meeting take place? The meeting will take place in Oxford, United Kingdom. Said Business School has kindly agreed to host the event at Seminar Room A. The address is Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HP, UK. What does registration include? There is no participation fee for the meeting. Participants must cover the cost of their travel and accommodation and organise their own transfer. What is the dress code of the event? A business suit or smart casual wear is appropriate throughout the meeting. No formal attire is required. What is the working language of the meeting? The official language of the meeting is English. Please note that interpretation will not be available. How do I register? Please register as soon as possible, since spaces are limited and allocated on a first-acceptance basis. What is the official hashtag of the event? Please use #shapertalks and follow @OxfordShapers What is the Global Shapers Community? The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. It is global network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a substantial contribution to their communities. Find out more: http://globalshapers.org Who do I contact for more information? Andrew Ng, Oxford MBA student and Visiting Global Shaper in the Oxford Hub of the WEF Global Shapers Community Tel.: +44(0)7446694867 Twitter: @ngandrewlh Email: andrew.ng@sbs.ox.ac.uk Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Polonski, Curator of the Oxford Hub of the WEF Global Shapers Community Tel.: +44(0)7814612177, +49(0)1774334771 Twitter: @slavacm Email: vyacheslav.polonski@oii.ox.ac.uk

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