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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 | February 23, 2017

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

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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 | November 08, 2016

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

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Evergrande seeks $33 billion valuation for Shenzhen listing of property assets
China Evergrande Group said it is seeking a market value of $33.7 billion in its Shenzhen backdoor listing that will house most of its property assets, according to a document for investors seen by Reuters on Monday.

 

Chinese peer-to-peer lender Lufax sees IPO helping local, overseas growth: CEO
Lufax, China's biggest peer-to-peer lending and wealth management platform, sees a potential listing helping to fund expansion at home and abroad, though it has set no specific timeline for a deal, Chief Executive Officer Gregory Gibb told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

 

China Inc.’s Investment Bank Dives Into Troub...

By: ChinaDesk | September 24, 2016

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Sony unit, Dalian Wanda in tie-up to tap China’s huge movie market

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group will market Sony Pictures' films and co-finance some upcoming movie releases of Sony Corp's film unit in China, which is forecast to become the world's top movie market as soon as next year.

Wanda said in a statement on its website the tie-up would use its consumer-facing infrastructure to bolster Sony Pictures' presence in China.The alliance will help Wanda extend its Hollywood footprint and further Wang's goal of making the group a global entertainment powerhouse. Sony will benefit from smoother distribution and playback of its films in China and Wanda will be able to further integrate into ...