New Pacific Consulting Survey Shows Funds Overwhelmingly Predict Greatest China Growth in Energy and Agriculture

Released on: October 29, 2008, 8:33 pm

Press Release Author: Mei-Mei Zhao

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: New Pacific Consulting recently conducted a poll asking
leading funds which industrial sector in China would show the most growth in the
upcoming years. The funds overwhelmingly predict greatest China growth in energy &

Press Release Body: Agriculture and Power/Energy emerged as the clear sectors with
the greatest growth potential in this month's NPC PE Poll. In response to the
question: In which industrial sector do you see the most China growth in the next 2
years? Over half of respondents chose either the energy or agriculture sectors:
Agriculture 29%, Power/Energy 29%, Industrial Equipment 10%, Chemical 8%, Building
4%, Auto 4%, Industrial Materials 4%, Metals 4%, Pulp/Paper 2%, "no significant
growth in 2 years" 2%.

The survey sampled over 200 respondents primarily from funds with active China
investments, as well as a secondary sample comprised of leading global funds, and
select intermediaries.

"Even with deal flow basically stagnant the last 2 months we have seen increased
requests for due diligence on agriculture and energy related targets. Within a few
months we should see a disproportionately high share of private deals in these two
sectors." -Matt Fish, Managing Partner, New Pacific Consulting

"China is the world leading producer in mainly agriculture sub-sectors, but farming
practices in China remain backward, often inefficient and result in high wastage and
contamination. There is a fundamental need for players in the sector to seek outside
capital to improve their operations to meet continued demands from government
regulators and Chinese consumers as well as overseas customers." -Steve Pang,
Managing Director, New Pacific Consulting (Agriculture Practice)

About New Pacific Consulting
New Pacific Consulting is strictly focused on China industrial sector due diligence
and portfolio growth strategy. The firm employs over 30 China based consultants,
with sector teams covering construction, industrial equipment, chemicals,
power/energy, paper, auto parts and agriculture.

For more information, please visit our website at

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Contact Details: New Pacific Consulting
299 Tong Ren Road
Shanghai, China
+86 21 3360 7776

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