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  1. China Inc gains street cred in global M&As

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for bids is being laid more carefully as a result. For instance, ChemChina, the mainland's largest chemical maker, partnered US buyout firm Blackstone Group to bid US$3 billion for Nufarm, Australia's largest agrochemical maker. This was after Blackstone paid US$600 million for an 18 per cent stake in ChemChina unit China National Bluestar in September and the mainland's sovereign ...

  2. Mainland state fund buys stake in ANZ

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... in US private equity firm Blackstone Group. 'The investor is a government fund, not a state-owned bank,' Mr Edwards said. 'It is quite a minor stake bought on the share market. ... Tom Miller in Beijing A Chinese state investment fund has acquired a minority stake in Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, raising speculation the mainland's sovereign investment ...

  3. CIC, Shenhua in talks for 15.8pc of Fortescue

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of US private equity giant Blackstone Group before its initial public offering in June last year. Blackstone's shares have fallen 41 per cent since their sale price. ... Tim LeeMaster Potential deal will see state fund diversifying from financials China Investment Corp, the mainland's US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund, and China Shenhua Group ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Joke of the day comes from David Webb, the corporate activist and democrat who made a two-line comment on the central government's US$3 billion investment in Blackstone. 'Perhaps the funniest thing about the Chinese government investing in Blackstone Group's forthcoming IPO is that they will get 'non-voting common units'. Rather like their own people, ...

  5. China Life buys Visa IPO shares for US$300m

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... institutions. Shares of Blackstone Group, the world's largest private equity firm, have fallen 48 per cent since a mainland sovereign fund bought into it in June last year. The share price ... investment in Visa follows Ping An Insurance (Group)'s agreement to buy half of Fortis Group's asset management business, announced last week. The country's second-largest insurer had ...

  6. CIC buys stake in China Railway

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Blackstone Group's initial offering earlier this year has drawn criticism since shares in the private equity firm have sunk below the offer price. In addition to constructing track and related ... million worth of shares in China Railway Group's Hong Kong initial public offering, according to sources. China Railway Group, the mainland's largest construction company, plans to offer ...

  7. China Investment Corp forecast to zoom in on HK stocks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in US private equity firm Blackstone Group, a move that many viewed as the central bank acting on behalf of the state foreign exchange investment agency due to begin operations this year. ...

  8. Business - Money - STOCK MARKET

    Parkview Group surges 45pc on new asset hopes

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Parkview Group surges 45pc on new asset hopes Share prices of Hong Kong-listed developers partly owned by mainland firms soared yesterday. The Hong Kong Parkview Group shot up 45.27 per cent to HK$5.07 as the Hang Seng Index rose 0.5 per cent to close at 21,012.38 points, a five-month high. In July, Cofco (HK), a wholly owned subsidiary ...

  9. Mainland firms to scour globe for more acquisitions

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stake in US private equity giant Blackstone Group in the run-up to its initial public offering in June. Its shares have fallen 21.5 per cent from the price they were sold at. Other transactions ... Group, the largest bank in Africa. It was the largest overseas investment ever by a mainland company. Citic Securities, the largest publicly traded brokerage on the mainland, and US investment ...

  10. If other governments invest, why not Beijing?

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under 10 per cent in the US private equity group Blackstone; it does not get a say in the running of the firm. The central government is adding an extra US$1 billion every day to its foreign ...




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