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By: ChinaDesk | March 11, 2017

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Forget Trump – It’s Chinese Regulators Who Are Putting Squeeze on China’s Hollywood Deals
China’s Hollywood invasion, seems to have finally run into an obstacle it can’t get past: the country’s own regulators.

New restrictions on cash leaving the country have put a major wrench in cross-border deals with Paramount, Legendary and Dick Clark Productions.

Chinese copper company Anhui Xinke New Material’s planned $350 million purchase of Voltage Pictures was called off in December.

 

Wanda's $1 billion deal to buy Hollywood's Dick Clark scrapped
Eldridge Industries, the U.S. owner of Dick Clark Productions Inc, said on Friday that one of its ...

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By: ChinaDesk | February 23, 2017

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Canada approves sale of retirement home chains to Cedar Tree Investment (Anbang)
The Trudeau government has green-lighted the sale of one of British Columbia’s biggest retirement home chains to a Beijing-based insurance titan with a murky ownership structure in a deal that gives China a foothold in Canada’s health-care sector.

 

On paper, a majority stake in Vancouver-based Retirement Concepts – believed to exceed $1-billion in value – is being sold to a Chinese-owned company called Cedar Tree Investment Canada. However, Cedar Tree is the company that China’s Anbang Insurance is using to make the acquisition.

 

Congo Said to Get $100 ...

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 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...

By: ChinaDesk | November 05, 2016

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CICC in advanced talks to buy China Investment Securities: sources
China International Capital Corp (CICC) is in advanced talks to acquire China Investment Securities, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, as China's leading investment bank seeks to bolster its presence in the retail brokerage business.

Bank of Shanghai $1.6 billion IPO oversubscribed 763 times in biggest Shanghai listing this year
Bank of Shanghai Co's 10.7 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) initial public offering, the Shanghai bourse's largest this year, was oversubscribed by a factor of 763, according to a calculation by Reuters from two filings on Thursday and Friday.

New $1.3B Chinese Buyout Shakes Up Consolidating Ch...

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