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A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | January 05, 2017

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

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Deal News

 

EU regulators delay ChemChina/Syngenta merger decision to April

European Union antitrust regulators have extended the deadline for a decision on ChemChina's proposed buy of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta by 10 working days to April 12.

 

The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into state-owned ChemChina's $43 billion bid in October, saying the companies had not allayed concerns over the deal. "ChemChina and Syngenta remain fully committed to the transaction and are confident of its closure," the Swiss company said.

 

Sinopec mandates 6 banks to advise on unit revamp ahead of IPO

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) has mandated six banks to advise ...

By: ChinaDesk | November 16, 2016

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

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China Minsheng Financial eyes financial sector buys in Europe
China Minsheng Financial Holding Corp is scouting for acquisitions of financial services companies including banks in Europe, betting on the bloc's strengthening ties with the world's second-largest economy, a top executive said.


China Minsheng Financial's planned push into the European Union's financial sector comes against the backdrop of some countries looking for investors to bail out their stressed banks, and Beijing's push to bolster trade ties with Europe. Portugal's Novo Banco, which the state is trying to sell after a 2014 rescue, has several new potential buyers, including China Minsheng Financial, a senior government offi...