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).
Despite regulatory curbs on Chinese outbound investment, companies are still interested in M&A opportunities – and they are pursuing less high-profile assets with greater sophistication
US payment services company Euronet Worldwide has extended a buyout offer worth about $2 billion for NASDAQ-listed MoneyGram, contesting a bid made earlier this year by Alibaba Group’s PE-backed affiliate Ant Financial. The pending sale will provide...
Lorna Chen, partner and head of the Asia asset management and investment funds practice at Shearman & Sterling, discusses China outbound investment
Restrictions on outbound investment have China’s investor community scrambling to adapt, but devising a proper response depends on future decisions from notoriously opaque regulatory agencies
Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) will exit US-listed MoneyGram following an agreement to merge the money-transfer services provider with Ant Financial, a PE-backed online financial services affiliate of Alibaba Group, in a deal that values the business at...
Bain Capital Private Equity has teamed up with Chinese supermarket chain Yonghui Superstores to buy Daymon Worldwide, a global retailer services company that specializes in areas such as branding, sourcing and marketing, for $413 million including debt.
Interest in cross-border transactions among Chinese strategic players is increasing, and PE firms have a number of crucial advantages in these situations, industry players told the AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong.
Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) plans to accelerate the pace of its overseas direct investments, with a view to supporting Chinese economic modernization.
Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a newly-formed US-based buyout firm backed by Chinese LPs, has agreed to acquire NASDAQ-listed chip maker Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 billion.
China-focused GPs are cautious about partnering with Chinese corporates on outbound M&A deals, although there is increasing demand for their support in terms of identifying acquisition targets and facilitating post-investment integration.
Chinese corporates are becoming savvier in how they target overseas assets and engage in M&A activity, but preparation and sound advice are essential to deal execution and post-investment integration, industry participants told the China M&A Forum.
Michael Weiss, formerly a partner and managing director at Chinese cross-border PE firm Sailing Capital, has joined Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group as vice president in the investment department.
Jianlin Wang, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, has set his sights on buying one of Hollywood's six major studios. The rationale is sound but a strategy of incremental acquisitions might work better
Yunfeng Capital, Hony Capital and CDH Investments' wealth management platform are part of a consortium that has agreed to buy Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s (CIE) social and mobile games business for $4.4 billion in cash.
Two Chinese companies – Everbright Securities and entertainment specialist Beijing Baofeng Technology – have acquired a 65% stake in Italy-based sports media rights firm MP & Silva (MPS).
CMC Holdings, an investment platform launched by Ruigang Li, founder of media-focused PE firm CMC Capital Partners, has invested in Hollywood production house Imagine Entertainment.
With Chinese outbound M&A at record levels, prospective buyers of assets in the US must be careful in assessing the possibility of regulators obstructing their deals
BHR Partners was set up as an extension of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund to support Chinese companies going overseas. CEO Jonathan Li and Managing Partner Xin Wang explain the strategy
The recent flood of Chinese strategic investment in Germany's industrial sector is reminiscent of the previous episode in 2012 - and the motivations are largely the same
Past experience suggests that volatility can mean opportunity for private equity investors in China
AGIC Capital sees the $1 billion acquisition of KraussMaffei from Onex as just one example of the rich seam of cross-border deal flow available for Chinese investors in Germany
AGIC Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on China-Europe cross-border investments, has teamed up with two Chinese companies to acquire KraussMaffei Group from Onex Corporation at an enterprise valuation of EUR925 million ($1.01 billion).
Partners Group has acquired a minority stake in Aiyingshi, a China-based maternity and baby products retailer, with a view to helping the company secure acquisitions and licensing agreements overseas.