China DealBook
A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | January 24, 2017

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China


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China's HNA in final talks to buy German airport Hahn
Acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA is in final talks over the purchase of Hahn airport in western Germany, the airport's state owners said on Monday. It has teamed up with local German company ADC, run by former politician Siegfried Englert, for the bid.


HNA, the owner of Hainan Airlines Co, has been active in the travel industry, buying caterers Gate Group and a stake in Servair, plus hotels group Hilton and a stake in Brazilian airline Azul, among some of its recent deals.


Chinese Consortium Led By Ou Yaping Buys Talking Tom App Maker For $1B
A Chinese investor consortium under the leadership of entrepreneur Ou Yaping h...

By: ChinaDesk | January 21, 2017

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Tencent, Hillhouse Capital take stakes in Aviva Hong Kong
China's Tencent Holdings and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, headed by billionaire Zhang Lei, are taking stakes in British insurer Aviva's Hong Kong business, the insurer said on Friday. Aviva said it and Hillhouse will each hold 40 percent of Aviva Hong Kong on completion of the deal, while Tencent will own the rest.


Tencent, which is among the backers of Chinese Internet insurer Zhong An Online Property and Casualty Insurance, has also invested in online insurer HeTai Life.


ChemChina seeks U.S. anti-trust approval for Syngenta deal
ChemChina, said on Friday it has sought the U.S. anti-trust regulator's approval for...

By: ChinaDesk | January 20, 2017

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China's Oceanwide, IDG Capital to buy tech publisher IDG
International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine and market researcher IDC, on Thursday said it was being acquired by China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital, the investment management firm run by IDG China executive Hugo Shong.


It is the latest technology and media asset to be sold to Chinese investors, following deals for U.S. companies last year such as television producer Dick Clark Productions, and customer satisfaction firm J.D. Power and Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reuters previously reported that IDG was seeking around $1 billion.


Innotech targets Asia with US marketi...