I am delighted to welcome you to the November edition of AI magazine, which features the latest developments in the world of corporate finance, including legal issues, M&A, personnel, investment as well as the all-important support services and tech.

New research reveals Chinese M&A into the UK hits a record high with greater returns going to private acquisitions and smaller deals. The research focuses on cross-border acquisitions from China to the UK during the period 2012, when Chinese companies began making frequent acquisitions in the UK, to mid-2016 and is the first of its kind.

In legal news, Prime Minister Theresa May and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday 8th November 2016 have witnessed the signing of a major Intellectual Property (IP) agreement between the UK and India. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was
put together by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and the Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

In other key news, private banking is an industry currently undergoing something of a renaissance. As the balance of economic and geopolitical power between East and West has shifted over recent years, there has been an explosion in demand for private banking services across the Asia Pacific region.

I hope you enjoy the informative selection of features in this issue of AI magazine.

Jonathan Miles, Editor

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