China DealBook
A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

By: ChinaDesk | March 28, 2017

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

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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 24, 2017

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Chevron confirms sale of its South African assets to Sinopec
Chevron Global Energy confirmed on Wednesday that it had signed a sales and purchase agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of China's Sinopec for Chevron's assets in South Africa and Botswana.


Sinopec agreed to pay almost $1 billion for a 75 percent stake in Chevron Corp's South African assets and its subsidiary in Botswana, securing its first major refinery on the continent.


American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern
American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co., according t...

By: ChinaDesk | March 21, 2017

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MoneyGram board says Euronet offer could result in superior proposal
U.S. electronic payments company MoneyGram International Inc said on Monday that peer Euronet Worldwide Inc's offer could result in a superior proposal compared to the one from China's Ant Financial Services Group.


MoneyGram will share confidential information with peer Euronet so that it can firm up its offer. Euronet had offered $15.20 per share in cash to buy MoneyGram last week, topping the $13.25 per share offer from Ant Financial. Wall Street already seems certain that there's more to come.

Traders are betting that Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is about to get drawn into ...

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By: ChinaDesk | January 20, 2017

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China's Oceanwide, IDG Capital to buy tech publisher IDG
International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine and market researcher IDC, on Thursday said it was being acquired by China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital, the investment management firm run by IDG China executive Hugo Shong.

 

It is the latest technology and media asset to be sold to Chinese investors, following deals for U.S. companies last year such as television producer Dick Clark Productions, and customer satisfaction firm J.D. Power and Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reuters previously reported that IDG was seeking around $1 billion.

 

Innotech targets Asia with US marketi...

By: ChinaDesk | January 05, 2017

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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 ...

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