IPO Preparedness Amid the Coronavirus

    The safety of our staff, clients and their families is the top priority amid the coronavirus. During this time, we are offering flexibility to our staff to work from home if they are able to do so. We are also shipping thousands of supplies to our staff in China. For our staff who can work remotely, we are conducting trainings intended to keep skills sharp.

    In Internal Audit & Compliance, SEC Audits, Advisory, Audit & Assurance Services, China Economy, IPOs

    U.S. and China at the Cross Roads

    The State of Cross-Border Finance

    Comments from an Address at Camphor Tree Forum at Harvard University

    The relationship between the US and China, which has defined the global economy, for 20 years, appears to have reached a crisis point. Where are we headed and what can be done?

    These remarks are selected from an address that will be delivered by MarcumBP's Co-Managing Partner, Drew Bernstein, at the Camphor Tree Forum at Harvard University on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

    In China Economy

    Bloomberg Invest Asia 2019: Takeaways Relevant to Pre-IPO Chinese Companies

     I thought it would be useful to share key takeaways from the recent Bloomberg Invest Asia conference, an invitation only event for international business leaders to exchange ideas regarding China’s role in the investment community.  

    In Investing in China, China Economy

    One Billion Customers, One Million Obstacles

    James McGregor on the Changing Business Environment for Multinationals Doing Business in China

    Drew Bernstein interviews long-time China expert James McGregor, the author of One Billion Customers - Lessons from the Frontlines of Doing Business in China, on the challenges that multinationals face doing business in China today and the state of U.S.-China trade relations. Currently the Chairman of APCO Worldwide, Greater China, McGregor has spent three decades in the region as a journalist, venture investor, author, and now public affairs consultant to major corporations with operations in China.

    In Cross Border M&A, China Joint Ventures, China Economy

    From Copycats to Tigers: Why Chinese Tech Companies Can’t Be Ignored

    How Chinese Innovation Will Transform Tech Landscape

    Judging from the headlines, you might think Chinese technology companies are on the ropes. The Justice Department has been investigating and indicting telecom giants Huawei and ZTE. Rising U.S. tariffs threaten to displace China’s dominance in the global supply chain for electronics. And Chinese internet Goliaths Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and Tencent saw their market values shaved in 2018 by investor jitters over government policies and a softening economy.

    In Cross Border M&A, Investing in China, China Economy, IPOs

    Why I Am Still Optimistic About Doing Business in China

    If you only read the newspaper or watched TV, one might think that the economic relationship between China and America was on the verge of an irreparable split. But as I shared in a recent interview on Bloomberg television, I actually remain fairly optimistic that, despite the many bumps in the road, the world’s two biggest economies will continue to find ways to work together and that deals will get done.

    In China Financial Due Diligence, China Economy, IPOs

    Reading Tea Among the China Watchers

    Following the Party Congress, Is China on Path to Global Ascendancy or a Nasty Bust?

    In China Economy