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By: ChinaDesk | March 16, 2017

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

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Dalian Wanda is King Kong in Hollywood Mr Wang has so far adopted the same Kong-like bluntness in entertainment as he has in Chinese property, building a swath of Wanda Plaza shopping and leisure centres across the country. If he carries on thumping, he may well get his way eventually. Sony Pictures, with which Wanda struck a financing deal in September, is going through a difficult phase — one of several since Sony made the first Asian advance on Hollywood in 1989 by buying Columbia Pictures.

AC Milan Bidder Said to Lose Backing of State-Owned Chinese Firm
The little-known Chinese group attempting to buy Silvio Berlusconi’s AC Milan s...

By: ChinaDesk | March 02, 2017

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Private equity firm PAG makes $616 million bid for Yingde co-founders' stake
Hong Kong-based private equity firm PAG has struck a deal with the three co-founders of Yingde Gases to buy their stake in the firm for $616 million, the latest twist in a months-long battle for control one of China's largest industrial gases company.


The bid would price Yingde shares at HK$6 apiece, exceeding an offer of HK$5.50 per share made by US-based industrial gas player Air Products in what would be the biggest U.S. takeover in China for a decade .

 

The bet smaller investors are making on Yingde now hinges on Air Products making a binding bid at HK$6.30...

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By: ChinaDesk | February 22, 2017

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Wanda's $1 Billion Bid for Dick Clark Said to Be Facing Hurdles
Dalian Wanda Group Co. is facing obstacles in its $1 billion bid to buy Golden Globe Awards producer Dick Clark Productions Inc. The Chinese conglomerate has had difficulties taking money out of China to pay for the deal. It would be premature to say that the deal has collapsed.

 

Wanda’s difficulties illustrate how Chinese companies are facing mounting regulatory scrutiny and hurdles obtaining offshore funding in their pursuit of assets abroad. In a similar example, Barrick Gold Corp.’s plan to sell its stake in an Australian mine to a Chinese bidder has stalled as the buyer ...

By: ChinaDesk | February 15, 2017

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EU capitals seek stronger right of veto on Chinese takeovers

Germany, France and Italy have called on Brussels to grant them a right of veto over Chinese high-tech takeovers, in a sign of the growing protectionist backlash against Chinese investment in Europe’s most sensitive industries.

 

Germany’s economics ministry said the three governments had written to Cecilia Malmström, EU trade commissioner, with the aim of opening up a debate on the issue. It said they wanted to create the legal basis for national governments to be able to “intervene in direct investments which are state-controlled”.

 

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By: ChinaDesk | February 08, 2017

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China M&A: Cross-border deals worth $75bn were cancelled in 2016, Baker McKenzie and Rhodium say
The value of cancelled Chinese overseas acquisition deals stood at $75bn in 2016, which was over seven times the $10bn worth of scrapped deals seen in 2015, according to an analysis by law firm Baker McKenzie and researcher Rhodium.

 

Regulatory and foreign exchange restrictions led to the failure of 30 Chinese acquisitions with European and US companies. While 10 US deals worth $58.5bn were scrapped, Europe saw 20 deals worth $16.3bn being cancelled. China's foreign exchange watchdog is said to have imposed most restrictions in 2016 over cross-border deals as part of its efforts to save...

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