Economy / Portugal

“Chinese investors are now looking at smaller businesses”

The past 3 years have been very difficult for Portugal with the financial crisis and bailout. The government and the people had to make big efforts to reduce their expenses, some companies unfortunately closed. We are now in better shape. Companies are now prepared for the new economical cycle that we hope to start.

Since the last quarter 2013, we saw new foreign investors analysing companies and possibilities of investment. We see institutional investors looking for long-term investments. We have offices in Shanghai since 2007 and good work experience with China. There are two types of major investments between China and Portugal today: privatisations, and then real estate. Chinese investors are also starting to look at smaller businesses.