China DealBook
A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | May 07, 2017

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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 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 | 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 07, 2017

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

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China’s Global Auto Ambitions Get a Boost as Takata Picks Bidder
A year ago, Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. would have been an unlikely name on a shortlist of candidates to rescue Takata Corp., the Japanese air-bag maker that’s behind the biggest safety recall in automotive history. Joyson-owned Key Safety Systems Inc. has emerged as the leading bidder for Takata Corp. 


Bidders have favored a court-led process to cap their exposure to Takata's existing liabilities. Those liabilities are estimated by some analysts to be as high as $10 billion for recall costs alone. Such an option could deal a huge blow to shareholders, including the founding Takada family, a major investor....