For private equity, door to deals opens in China

Private-equity investors, long shut out from getting controlling stakes in Chinese companies, are beginning to find mainland entrepreneurs increasingly amenable to outside help. Vinit Bhatia, head of China private equity for Bain & Company, said increasing competition in China, where small companies account for a large share of business activity, is driving some founders into private equity's arms. Last year, the amount of money invested in buyout deals rose 22% to $3.1 billion, after declining for the prior three years, according to Bain & Company.

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