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  1. Help for private sector to make acquisitions overseas

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng A private enterprise body on the mainland backed by the central government is in the advanced stages of setting up an association to help the private sector make acquisitions ... government will mobilise policy banks to help fund overseas acquisitions. 'In recent years, some state-owned enterprises have had difficulty making acquisitions overseas and private firms have ...

  2. Foreign acquisitions may not benefit bank investors

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... investment bankers around the world. If this signals the beginning of a major acquisition spree by cash-rich Chinese banks with their high stock market valuations, it will mean a surge of business ... will not benefit from an acquisition spree, no matter how well managed. Current shareholders of large Chinese banks will almost certainly see the value of their holdings drop if the banks they own make ...

  3. Business - China Business - LENDING

    Offshore spree by mainland firms helps to increase lending in Asia

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... and the US, from metal markets to cereal companies, are driving a 56 per cent increase this year in acquisition-related lending in Asia. Some US$2.8 billion of loans used to fund purchases ... US$1.15 billion purchase of a majority stake in Weetabix are some of the biggest loan-backed acquisitions in Asia this year. Corporates in the world's second-biggest economy are expanding ...

  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Foreign M&A deals in China down 42pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Mergers and acquisitions plunged by a third in China in the first six months from last year as the economy slowed down, but such deals are expected to pick up in the second half. A study, ... 25 per cent while private-equity deals worth more than US$10 million fell a steep 39 per cent. Outbound mergers and acquisitions from China, however, maintained their momentum. Deal numbers ...

  5. Beating the slowdown by banking on S.O.E. reform

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... IPOs but could provide the right climate for mergers and acquisitions. The two markets are not linked,' Kwan said. 'We are here to help SOEs restructure, dispose of assets, or find potential merger and acquisition opportunities as well as assist Western and Asian companies seeking SOE assets. 'When the market is slow, it could be a good time for both buyers and sellers ...

  6. M&A deals drop 47pc amid cautious mood

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Merger and acquisition activity on the mainland will remain slow in coming months before some recovery in the second half of next year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. A wait-and-see stance by potential buyers and sellers amid the widening financial crisis had led to a drop in merger and acquisition deals in the country since July, and the sentiment was unlikely ...

  7. First Pacific sets 18-month target for key buyouts

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... strategy if it fails to make a 'transformational acquisition' by 2009. If there is no such acquisition, the company may consider giving money back to shareholders or buying back some of its outstanding stock. Managing director Manuel Pangilinan said yesterday the group aimed to finalise 'one or two transformational acquisitions' in the next 18 months in areas ...

  8. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the EU accounted for about 80 per cent of China's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first quarter, Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, chairman of A Capital, said. He said Europe accounted ... in acquisitions in Europe.' Loesekrug-Pietri said: 'A lot of the EU's problems stem from perception. The perception of risk has become a real risk, and this is serious. 'There ...

  9. China Life still keen on M&As after dropping bid for AIA

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing and Natalie Chiu China Life Insurance, the country's largest insurer, said it remained interested in foreign acquisitions after pulling out of its bid for American ... mergers and acquisitions to strengthen its overseas services. 'We have no strategic investors,' Mr Yang said. 'We are always looking for and hope to attract overseas talent.' ...

  10. Shineway buyout to clear one last hurdle

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Goldman Sach's private equity fund has won regulatory approval for a US$252 million acquisition of mainland meat processor Shineway Group but still needs clearance from ... members of the Ministry of Commerce whose approval is required to close the deal oppose the acquisition, according to people familiar with the transaction. Such deals have drawn increasing fire ...




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