Screening Foreign Direct Investments from China


Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows from China have increased in recent years. In 2019 it amounted to a total of about $110.6 billion. In 2020 new EU regulation will become effective that requires member states to screen investments. The ultimate beneficial owners (UBO) in transactions are not always transparent, making it difficult to assess the potential liabilities involved. This creates unnecessary delays and uncertainty in the approval of investments. With our unique FDI screening solution we support a seamless and quick screening process .


The FDIs are not transparent because ownership structures of Chinese enterprises are complicated. They frequently exceed 10 layers. These multi-layered holding frameworks obscure the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO). The UBO is the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is conducted. Private equity firms and government investment funds complicate these ownership structures further. Consequently, screening a transaction and determining the UBO is infeasible without complete information.


Datenna provides a solution to these issues. As a full-service provider for China FDI screening, our platform can trace the UBOs of all companies in China. Our state of the art database is AI-driven and continuously updated. Using manual and automated data curation processes and algorithms, we have standardised, corrected, linked and translated millions of data points. Datenna is 100% focussed on China. We offer unique data and expertise through tailor-made services.


A short Introduction

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