China DealBook
A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | May 07, 2017

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

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ChemChina clinches landmark $43 billion takeover of Syngenta
ChemChina has won more than enough support from Syngenta shareholders to clinch its $43 billion takeover of the Swiss pesticides and seeds group, the two companies said on Friday.

The trend toward market consolidation has triggered fears among farmers that the pipeline for new herbicides and pesticides might slow. Regulators have required some divestments as a condition for approving the Syngenta deal. The other deals in the sector are a $130 billion proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont, and Bayer's plan to merge with Monsanto.


Meanwhile China has conditionally approved the pr...

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By: ChinaDesk | January 27, 2017

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

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Ant Financial To Acquire US Payment Firm MoneyGram For $880M
Ant Financial Services Group, the financial technology affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., has agreed to buy Dallas, Texas-based American money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc. for US$880 million to step up its international expansion.


Jack Ma’s Ant Financial has gotten itself an American Base. The purchase of the remittances firm looks like a counter-intuitive bet in a de-globalizing world for Alibaba’s financial services arm. International payments are a tough business. But MoneyGram gives Ant a base with connections to many developing markets. Analysts believe that it's a smart deal that is likely to face mor...