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.
Wuxi Healthcare Venture, a corporate venture fund owned by China-based Wuxi Pharmatech, has participated in a $115 million Series E round of funding for 23andMe, a Silicon Valley-based genetics-testing company.
Good Resources Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed investment firm controlled by Chinese billionaire Kin-Ming Cheng, will set up a joint global MA& fund worth $5 billion in conjunction with Bank of China’s Hong Kong asset management unit.
STIC Investments and Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) have agreed to support a KRW455 billion ($377 million) acquisition of a majority stake in China-based Rokin Logistics by CJ Korea Express Corp.
Shengjing Group, a Chinese investment advisor, has partnered with Tsinghua Holdings to launch a $300 million fund-of-funds to invest in venture capital overseas.
Emmett Thomas, head of Asia at Advantage Partners, explains why helping Japanese firms enter other markets in the region and bringing Asian companies into Japan has become an important investment thesis.
Cathay Capital Private Equity has invested in SeaOwl, a French-based marine management service provider.
Japan’s gradual economic recovery could deliver a wealth of new opportunities in the consumer space. But to realize true value, private equity firms must look deeper, or in certain cases, further
Hony Capital and CITIC Goldstone will cover close to three quarters of a RMB9 billion ($1.45 billion) private placement by Shanghai-listed Bright Dairy, which will be used fund the acquisition of Israel-based Tnuva Food Industries from its parent, Bright...
When Hony Capital bought Pizza Express for about GBP880 million ($1.5 billion) last year, the plan was to turn the UK-based restaurant chain’s nascent China presence into a commanding one. The private equity firm then built a dedicated platform for...
China-based private equity investors are bullish about the prospect of bringing overseas technologies and brands into the domestic market, but securing competent local partners is key to capitalizing on these opportunities.