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  1. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Haitong International Securities buys pan-Asian broker in overseas push

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 12:41pm by Ray Chan

    ... the brokerage quickly expand its research and client coverage, paving the way for it to become a full-scale investment bank with global ambitions. The firm launched its first overseas branch when it set ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    China's outbound M&A activity set to break new record

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:19am by Ray Chan

    ... Pizza Express for £900 million (HK$11.2 billion) in September in the first leveraged buyout deal in Europe by a mainland firm. Brian Gu, JP Morgan's co-head of investment banking for China, ... billion record, despite state-owned enterprises- a traditional driver of big-ticket oil and energy deals- focusing more on attracting private investment and improving efficiency. The slowdown ...

  3. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    Chongqing broker Southwest Securities buys Tanrich for HK$700m

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Ray Chan

    ... Since the subsidiary has HK$700 million of cash in hand, market watchers estimate it could be a HK$700 million deal. Unlike large global investment banks that serve institutional investors, ... of the Guangzhou city government bought Chong Hing Bank in a HK$12 billion deal last year. In a statement to the Shanghai stock exchange, the Chongqing-headquartered broker said its board had agreed ...

  4. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Focus on profit as mainland China firms pursue overseas assets

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... of private equity players … they are looking at producing assets, looking at how you can leverage those assets," said David Wood, the head of Australian investment banking at Bank of America ... a funding model. Minmetals' US$5.85 billion bid for Peruvian copper mine Las Bambas last month is a good example. The mine is at the late stage of development and the investment looks highly ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    ICBC buys 60 pc of Standard Bank's markets unit

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Bloomberg

    ... of the lender's corporate and investment banking division. The global markets team, with some staff in London, offered the bank's clients trading and other services involving foreign exchange, ... Bank unit Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's most profitable lender, agreed to pay about US$765 million for 60 per cent of Standard Bank's markets unit to expand ...

  6. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    China broker GF Securities pays US$36.1m for Natixis trading unit

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of the year." Banks worldwide are cutting jobs as stricter regulations and euro-zone worries take their toll on trading income and investment banking units. Many began shrinking several years ago ... brokers has bought the London-based commodities trading unit of French bank Natixis, in the latest move by Chinese institutions to expand into natural resources markets. Western banks that trade ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Baidu agrees to buy PPStream for US$370m

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... of iQiyi, said the merger will improve the experience of users and "deliver better marketing value and a wider range of options for advertisers". "PPStream engaged investment bank ... will continue to aggressively invest in the video space to make sure that iQiyi will continue to be successful." Based in Shanghai, privately held PPStream also provides online video search and has ...

  8. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Insider dealing probe into Rongsheng boss sinks Norwegian asset deal

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Holdings formed a consortium with the state-owned China Merchants Group and other parties to bid for the asset. An American investment bank was hired as an adviser. Rongsheng is the mainland's ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Insider dealing probe sinks asset deal A proposed multibillion-dollar investment in an important shipping asset in Norway has collapsed, partly because ...

  9. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Chinese firms on foreign acquisition trail learn to ease local fears

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... deals. "Many Chinese companies are still not ready to go overseas. Few of them can be regarded as truly global companies," said Yang Bin, a general manager of investment banking at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. But some were becoming more sophisticated in their overseas strategy, by touting the benefits they offered and hiring locals, Blanchard said. "When ...

  10. Property - International - ACQUISITIONS

    Chinese investors keen on Australian hotels

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 09:12am by Langi Chiang

    ... of investment," said Andrew McCasker, the bank's head of property finance for South and Southeast Asia. He said Beijing's recent easing of rules for outbound investment in opportunities would ... Visa scheme is Australia's latest effort to compete effectively for wealthy individuals considering investment migration. A record 720,000 mainlanders visited Australia last year, up 14.1 ...




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