Alibaba Group's Ant Financial has raised its takeover bid for US-listed financial services company MoneyGram, topping a competing offer made by US-based Euronet Worldwide last month. The sale will provide an exit for Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL).
Ant Financial has increased its bid from $13.25 to $18 per share, which represents an 18% premium to the Euronet offer. According to a filing, the terms of the new bid would oblige MoneyGram to terminate...
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Chinese electric vehicle maker CHJ Automotive has completed a RMB3 billion ($474 million) Series B round led by Matrix Partners China and Shougang Fund, an investment firm backed by state-owned steel producer Shougang Corporation.
Naspers has sold a small portion of its stake in Tencent Holdings – the Chinese internet giant in which it acquired an approximately one-third stake for $32 million 16 years ago – for HK$76.9 billion ($9.8 billion).
Shunwei Capital has led a $25 million Series B round for ScaleFlux, a hardware firm based in the US and China.