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  1. Tour fuels talk of Blackstone interest in Jianghuai Auto stake

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

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Speculation about Blackstone Group's interest in Jianghuai Automobile Group strengthened yesterday after news emerged of the United States buyout firm's recent secret tour of the Anhui truckmaker's plants. Some Blackstone executives visited Jianghuai Auto's factories last month and both parties showed 'considerable interest' ...

  2. PC-making city looks to investment groups for aid

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by joining hands with international financial power houses, including Blackstone Group and Deutsche Bank's private equity arm. The Huaqiao Economic Development Zone in Kunshan has entered an agreement with Blackstone to invest 100 million yuan in the investment firm, which manages approximately US$160 billion in assets around the world. Andrew Gu Zhirong, deputy director ...

  3. Profitability of Blackstone deal test for investment unit

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam The central government's US$3 billion purchase of a 9.7 per cent non-voting stake in Blackstone Group as part of the firm's forthcoming initial public offering has ... including American International Group, and its two founders, Stephen Schwarzman and Pete Peterson. It is also doubted whether Blackstone's success, which has a lot to do with the flexibility ...

  4. BlueStar renews bid for Nufarm with Blackstone

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Tim LeeMaster and Nevin Nie Chemical producer China National BlueStar (Group) Corp and US buyout group Blackstone Group are revising a bid for Australia's largest agricultural ... said would be less than A$20 a share. All three companies declined to comment. Some sources are advocating that BlueStar's parent ChinaChem Group Corp step in to make the second bid ...

  5. Property - International - NORWAY

    Norwegian sovereign wealth fund to invest US$11bn in US real estate

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... a Zurich office complex from Credit Suisse Group for 1 billion Swiss francs (HK$8.4 billion). As sovereign wealth funds become more active buyers of real estate, investors such as Blackstone Group ... co-owned by private-equity firm Carlyle Group. Norway, seeking higher returns and lower risk after record losses in 2008, gave approval in 2010 for its fund to invest as much as five per cent ...

  6. HK's fund takes risk investing with hedge funds, private equity firms

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a media report. The fund has already placed an unspecified amount of money with private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and both Bain Capital and Blackstone Group are in talks to receive ... in Blackstone prior to the private equity firm's 2007 public offering. To date, it has suffered a 48 per cent paper loss on its investment. Seeking returns In 2008, the amount of Exchange Fund ...

  7. KKR buys cement firm in first mainland foray

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that was published in January by the National Development and Reform Commission. KKR, which arrived in the region at the end of 2005, and rivals including Blackstone Group, the Carlyle Group, Bain Capital and Texas Pacific Group have been expanding into Asia with an eye on China as competition in the more developed markets of the US and Europe have crimped margins. The problem for such funds ...

  8. CIC set to take baby steps as investment giant

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expertise. In the past few months, observers have cast doubts on CIC because the fund suffered multimillion-dollar paper losses in its first investment in Blackstone, falling prey to the private equity group's decline on the US stock market. In May, CIC subscribed to Blackstone's initial public offering shares worth US$3 billion before the agency's official launch. ...

  9. TPG Capital targets key industries in mainland investment focus

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

    ... Investment Area at US$31 billion and Blackstone Group at US$28.36 billion. ... Xuezheng, managing director in Hong Kong for United States-based TPG, formerly known as Texas Pacific Group. 'But there's also a lot of competition. Ten years ago, there were probably ...

  10. High-fliers hedging on a career change

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Securities, as the chief executive of DE Shaw's new Greater China private equity unit. The new team will invest throughout the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Blackstone Group in January announced it had hired Hong Kong's former financial secretary, Antony Leung Kam-chung, to head a new private equity operation in Hong Kong. New York-based Blackstone is one of the biggest ...




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