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A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | April 22, 2017

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

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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 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...

By: ChinaDesk | January 07, 2017

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Car maker SAIC proposes to buy some assets of General Motors' India plant
SAIC HK, a subsidiary of China's SAIC Motor Corp, has proposed to acquire certain assets of a car manufacturing plant in India owned by General Motors' local unit, a filing with the country's competition watchdog showed on Friday.

 

The assets, which could give the Chinese automaker a toehold in the Indian car market, will be acquired via an Indian subsidiary of SAIC that is yet to be incorporated, according to the filing with the Competition Commission of India.

 

Australian Media Tech Firm Isentia Makes China Inroads Via Acquisition
Australian Securities Exchange-listed media intelligence firm Isentia Group Ltd. has ...

By: ChinaDesk | November 28, 2016

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Russia's InterRAO, China Huadian Corp interested in Enel Russia
Russian state power company InterRAO and China Huadian Corporation are interested in buying Enel Russia, the Russian power generation unit of Italy's Enel, two financial market sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

 

The sources did not disclose a potential deal value or comment on the timing. They said InterRAO and Huadian Corporation are competing for Enel Russia, there is no talk of a joint venture between the two.

 

Chinese buyers say committed to closing AC Milan deal soon
The Chinese consortium seeking to buy Italian football club AC Milan is committed to signing the deal soon, it said on Saturday after the club'...

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