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  1. Blackstone bags 13.5pc discount in revised Shanghai property deal

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito United States private equity company Blackstone Group has clinched a 13.47 per cent discount for the Shanghai property it agreed to buy four months ago, taking advantage of the financial turmoil and weakening real estate market. Hong Kong-listed VXL Capital announced yesterday it had revised an agreement with Blackstone for the sale of a 95 per cent stake in Changshou ...

  2. Bluestar targets HK$12b in share offering

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... According to the listing prospectus, state-owned ChemChina and private equity firm Blackstone Group own 80 per cent and 20 per cent of the company, respectively. Bluestar Adisseo's offering has ... by Bloomberg, China National Bluestar bought France's Adisseo Group for US$480 million in 2006. In October 2008, ChemChina completed its stake transfer deal with Blackstone, which saw the US ...

  3. ChemChina eyes LyondellBasell's Australian asset

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Blackstone paid US$600 million in 2007 for a stake in ChemChina's specialty chemicals unit, China National BlueStar Group, while China's US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund, China ... for bankruptcy on Thursday. The nation's state-owned chemical companies have strong balance sheets and are looking overseas for supply and technology. ChemChina and US private equity firm Blackstone ...

  4. Foreigners offered slice of yuan funds

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment groups such as Blackstone and Carlyle to participate in mainland deals. Last year, Blackstone announced its plan to raise a 5 billion yuan HK$5.86 billion) fund in Shanghai. The scheme will allow foreign private equity and venture capital groups to combine the capital they raise abroad with the cash in yuan committed by mainland investors, creating the scope for giant funds ...

  5. Sinopec, peers eye assets of US chemical firm

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Blackstone Group backed out of a US$2.7 billion deal with Nufarm in 2007. Had the deal succeeded, ChemChina would have become the world's largest maker of generic farm chemicals. Nufarm at the time was the world's No2 supplier behind Israel's Makhteshim Agan Industries. Blackstone group owns a 20 per cent stake in ChemChina subsidiary China National BlueStar (Group). Buying ...

  6. Bidding starts for PCCW subsidiary

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... second-largest fixed-line operator behind China Telecom Corp. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Blackstone Group were also interested in bidding, sources said. Some bids placed a rough enterprise value, ... funds, including Providence Equity Partners, TPG and Macquarie, to compete for the purchase of 45 per cent of its HKT Group Holdings subsidiary. Initial offers were coming in for as much ...

  7. Mainlanders go with the group

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... always need to eat.' Wang was recommended by a colleague to a website that's part of a new wave of group buying on the mainland. The websites list all kinds of bargains on items such as restaurant coupons and movie tickets. Tuan gou, or group buying, has become the latest shopping fad in major cities on the mainland. The idea is that the group can get a better discount from ...

  8. Groups team up to ensure all activities are carbon-neutral

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf As the Coastal Cleanup Challenge has grown, so has its potential carbon footprint, the amount of greenhouse gas emitted directly and indirectly by all of its activities. To make sure that it wasn't inadvertently harming the environ ...

  9. Group in talks to buy control of Sincere Watch

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick An investor group including LCapital, the buyout fund sponsored by luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, is in talks to buy a majority stake in designer watch ... Luen-hung also considered buying the Singaporean company. ING, Royal Bank of Scotland Group and BNP Paribas are likely to get a stake in SWL alongside LCapital and Standard Chartered. As Peace ...

  10. Fund digs deep to expand pension pool

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sovereign wealth fund, has been recruiting overseas managers including those from private equity groups to help it better tap foreign markets. Government and corporate officials were convinced that private equity deals were surefire bets until the CIC's setback in the United States in 2007, when their investments in Blackstone and Morgan Stanley turned sour, falling victim to the global ...




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