China DealBook
A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | March 30, 2017

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China | M&A . Investment Banking .VC . PE . Deals

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Tencent of China Takes 5 Percent Stake in Tesla

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has bought a 5% stake in U.S. electric vehicle maker and renewable energy firm Tesla for US$1.78 billion. This is a deal that gives investors much to anticipate as the two could potentially partner on many areas.


Tencent now holds 5% of Tesla's outstanding shares and has become the fifth-largest shareholder of the company. It joins a distinguished list of key shareholders, including CEO Elon Musk (21%) and investment firms Fidelity (14%), Baillie Gifford (8.2%), and T. Rowe Price (7.3%). Tencent's stake is very strategic, far from a mere financial play. The...

By: ChinaDesk | March 28, 2017

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China's 'unicorns' nearly double to 131: official
China had $131 billion worth of private start-ups by the end of 2016, nearly doubling the figure of the year before, said an official with Ministry of Science and Technology.


China's unicorns are spread over 16 cities, but mostly in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou. Half of China's unicorns are in Beijing's Zhongguancun, home to China's three super-unicorns worth over $10 billion: Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing, and Meituan. In fact, Zhongguancun is second only to Silicon Valley as the most concentrated area for tech unicorns in the world, the report says.


China's HNA Buys $446 Million Stake in ...

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By: ChinaDesk | March 24, 2017

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Chevron confirms sale of its South African assets to Sinopec
Chevron Global Energy confirmed on Wednesday that it had signed a sales and purchase agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of China's Sinopec for Chevron's assets in South Africa and Botswana.


Sinopec agreed to pay almost $1 billion for a 75 percent stake in Chevron Corp's South African assets and its subsidiary in Botswana, securing its first major refinery on the continent.


American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern
American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co., according t...

By: ChinaDesk | March 21, 2017

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MoneyGram board says Euronet offer could result in superior proposal
U.S. electronic payments company MoneyGram International Inc said on Monday that peer Euronet Worldwide Inc's offer could result in a superior proposal compared to the one from China's Ant Financial Services Group.


MoneyGram will share confidential information with peer Euronet so that it can firm up its offer. Euronet had offered $15.20 per share in cash to buy MoneyGram last week, topping the $13.25 per share offer from Ant Financial. Wall Street already seems certain that there's more to come.

Traders are betting that Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is about to get drawn into ...

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By: ChinaDesk | March 07, 2017

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Alibaba’s arch rival JD.com spins out its financial services business
Chinese online retailer JD.com has agreed to sell its entire 68.6% stake in its financial unit JD Finance, which is backed by Chinese investors including Sequoia Capital China, for RMB14.3 billion ($2.1 billion) in cash.

 

JD.com Inc. agreed to sell its finance arm while retaining a share of its future profits, part of a deal to spin off the fast-growing division and create a strong rival to billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial. Alibaba’s Ant Financial fintech affiliate is out doing deals to expand its global presence and raising a $3 billion war chest for f...

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