China DealBook
A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | May 21, 2017

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

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Shanghai Pharma weighs rival bid for Germany's Stada
Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said it may bid for Stada Arzneimittel AG - a move that would pit it against buyout firms Bain and Cinven which have made a joint offer of nearly $6 billion for the German generics drugmaker.

The Chinese company said in a filing it had recently discussed the matter with "a couple of financial investors" but added it had not made a concrete offer and there were still many uncertainties. Shanghai Pharma, which has a market value of $9 billion, needs to submit its bid by June 8 if it wants to challenge an existing 66 euro-a-share bid by Bain and ...

By: ChinaDesk | April 22, 2017

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DUET says Australian government approves $5.5 billion takeover by CKI consortium
Australia's DUET Group on Friday said it had been advised by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI) that the Australian government has approved the Hong Kong company's $5.5 billion consortium-led takeover offer.

In approving Li Ka-shing's takeover bid for Australia's electricity and gas utility Duet Group, the country's Treasurer Scott Morrison is admitting that the horse on foreign infrastructure investment has already bolted.

 

China's Bitauto raises $1 billion from internet giants Tencent, Baidu
Auto portal Bitauto Holdings Ltd has recently raised $1 bi...

By: ChinaDesk | March 30, 2017

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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 | February 21, 2017

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Dealmakers Battle for Chance to Run World's Biggest Chemical Company
It’s a battle of two great deal makers and the prize is potentially the chance to run the world’s largest chemical company.

 

On one side is Sinochem Group boss "Frank" Ning Gaoning, who is said to be in talks for a second major deal with global commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. On the other is Ren Jianxin, chairman of China National Chemical Corp., or ChemChina, whose $43 billion offer to buy Swiss pesticides-and-seeds maker Syngenta AG is currently wending its way through official reviews.

 

China wants to merge Sinochem and ChemChina as part of the ce...

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