China Investment Corp. (CIC) has named Xiaopeng Li, a former vice president at Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), as head of its supervisory board. He replaces Liqun Jin, who...
Greater China | 28 May 2013 |
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International and Axa private equity have submitted a friendly takeover bid for French-based vacation resorts operator Club Méditerranée (Club Med). It values the company at EUR556 million ($700 million).
Greater China | 28 May 2013 |
Fosun International is targeting $1 billion for its Chinese Momentum Fund that will invest in foreign companies seeking to expand in China, with a particular focus on Europe. The fund is approaching a first close in excess of $300 million, AVCJ has been...
Greater China | 22 May 2013 |
Sino-European private equity firm Mandarin Capital Partners has extended its network in German-speaking regions by opening a new office in Frankfurt. The move comes as the firm nears a first close of around EUR200 million ($263 million) on its second...
Greater China | 09 May 2013 |
China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) could double their contribution to their joint fund to $2 billion apiece and expand its investment projects this year.
Greater China | 03 May 2013 |
Taiwan-based CDIB Capital, the PE unit of China Development Financial, has completed a $25 million investment in a Chinese online home furnishings retailer Meilele.
Greater China | 23 Apr 2013 |
China’s sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation (CIC), was the most active investor for overseas direct investment (ODI) in 2012, according to an index published A Capital, a private equity firm focused on cross-border transactions involving...
Greater China | 22 Apr 2013 |
Private equity firms are best served working with South Korean conglomerates rather than competing against them for assets, with collaborative efforts to secure overseas assets a strong potential source of deal flow, industry participants told the AVCJ...
Buyouts | 16 Apr 2013 |
More than three-quarters of Chinese companies encounter operating difficulties in the EU while nearly half have been obstructed by regulatory issues, according to a survey by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. The findings represent a mixed blessing...
Europe | 01 Feb 2013 |
Many mid-cap Western companies want to boost their China exposure, but lack the resources to address the market properly. Some – but not all – PE firms are able to pick apart broken strategies and build them anew
Greater China | 23 Jan 2013 |
Building relationships and generating deal flow in Asia doesn’t necessarily involve starting in Asia, according to Joe Bae, regional head of KKR. The private equity firm has made inroads in Japan, South Korea and China by providing local partners with...
Buyout | 17 Jan 2013 |
Chinese strategic investors are bidding up manufacturing assets in Europe. There is room for PE players to participate, but they will generate value by identifying high-tech targets early in the value chain
Greater China | 16 Jan 2013 |
Apax Partners has agreed to sell Electronics & Engineering (IEE), a Luxembourg-based developer of specialized sensing systems, to a consortium comprising Chinese strategic investors and an international financial investor.
Greater China | 10 Jan 2013 |
Chinese construction equipment maker Zoomlion has paid $236 million for equity interests held by Hony Capital, Goldman Sachs and Mandarin Capital Partners in the business unit that was used to buy Italy’s Compagnia Italiana Forme Acciaio (CIFA) in 2008....
Exits | 28 Dec 2012 |
International asset manager Baird is forming a strategic alliance with Axis Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of India’s Axis Bank, to focus on cross-border M&A between India, Europe and the US.
South Asia | 18 Dec 2012 |
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