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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 | January 25, 2017

A Newsletter on Deal Making in China

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Rio Tinto sells coal assets to China's Yancoal for up to $2.45 billion
Rio Tinto Plc said it agreed to sell Australian unit Coal & Allied Industries Ltd to Chinese government-controlled Yancoal Australia Ltd for up to $2.45 billion in cash. The deal involves an initial sum of $1.95 billion, followed by further annual installments, taking the total price up to $2.45 billion. Yancoal also has an option to make a single cash payment of $2.35 billion.

 

Analysts said the price was a good deal for selling off thermal coal assets, which Rio no longer views as core. Rio's share price rose 4 percent in London trade, just above gains of 3.5 percent for the wider sector.

 

China's State ...