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 | 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 | 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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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 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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