The escalating Sino-US trade war and tighter US regulatory scrutiny of inbound deals has promoted Chinese buyers to pursue investments in new markets, but they must be prepared to overcome opposition in these destinations as well, the China M&A Forum was told.
“In the last month alone, we have seen a number of Chinese buyers break into eastern Europe with very large deals getting done,” said Samson Lo, a managing director and head of Asia M&A at UBS. “Chinese...
US-based Liberty City Ventures has led a USD 359m round for Hong Kong blockchain media company Animoca Brands at a pre-money valuation of USD 5bn, more than double its valuation in October.
Harmay, a China-based omnichannel beauty products retailer, has raised USD 200m across Series C and D rounds.
Novotech, an Asia-based clinical trials specialist controlled by TPG Capital, has secured USD 760m in new equity and debt financing at a post-deal valuation of approximately USD 3bn.
Quadrant Private Equity has sold Journey Beyond, an Australia-based experiential tourism business, to US-based Hornblower Group, which is best known for offering cruise and sightseeing packages.