Few private equity firms boast more experience in China than the Jordan Co. The firm has been investing in the country since the 1990s and has closed 26 deals there. Senior vice president Andrew Rice shared some of the lessons the firm has learned at "International Transformation: Unlocking Value and Executing Abroad," a conference hosted by Mergers & Acquisitions and Bank of America Merrill Lynch at the Standard Club in Chicago.

In the 1990s, the Jordan Co. delved into investments in all the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. But, about 10 years ago, the firm decided to focus exclusively on China.

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