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  1. Equinox slates 'lowball' takeover offer by MMR

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick Beijing-backed metals trader Minmetals Resources has vowed to press ahead with its hostile takeover of Australian-Canadian copper miner Equinox Minerals, even after its ... Equinox shareholders to vote against the Lundin takeover in favour of its offer, but Craig Williams, Equinox's chief executive, said MMR wanted to 'frustrate' its takeover ...

  2. Business - China Business - TAKEOVERS

    Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China M&A

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by PHOENIX KWONG

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Buyout activity in China is expected to rise this year, fuelled by overseas acquisitions, says PwC Foreign expansion ambitions to boost China M&A China's merger and acquisition (M&A) activity ...

  3. Expert sees shift in takeover focus

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... landscape with the change of China's role from world factory to a key market-place. Domestic firms would increasingly become takeover targets, he said. Commercialised infrastructure projects ... but the evaluation emphasis will be different.' A decade ago, 90 per cent of the mainland's takeover targets involved export-oriented companies, with buyers putting more focus on the targets' ...

  4. SFC outlaws 'one-cent' takeover bids

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The securities watchdog will ban 'one-cent' or 'low-ball' offers in takeover bids from October 1. The Securities and Futures Commission yesterday announced that the takeover code would be amended, forcing bidders to offer at least 50 per cent of the market price of the target company. SFC chief operating officer Peter Au-Yang Cheong-yan said the commission ...

  5. SFC seeks to plug loophole in Takeovers Code

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Securities and Futures Commission has proposed revising rules governing takeovers to plug a loophole that companies such as PCCW have exploited to strip out the major assets of listed subsidiaries to circumvent restrictive privatisation rules. In a consultation paper released yesterday, the SFC suggested changing the Takeovers Code to treat transactions involving ...

  6. Regulations top takeover snags: PwC

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Differences in cultural norms, management style and regulations top mainland companies' lists of hurdles when executing mergers and acquisitions abroad, according to a partner at global audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Danny Po, PwC&# ...

  7. Due diligence? What's that? ask Asia-based business executives

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee A quarter of Asian-based company executives did not carry out due diligence on takeover targets before closing the deal, a survey of cross-border acquisitions over the past ... conditions, hidden interests, environmental liabilities and facts that had not been previously disclosed before agreeing on a takeover. Respondents were selected at random from a list of recorded ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Goldman, BMO among banks to get fees for Nexen, Progress

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 03:07pm by Bloomberg

    ... takeovers of Nexen and Progress Energy Resources. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday approved Cnooc’s US$15.1 billion takeover of Nexen and Petroliam Nasional’s C$5.2 billion (US$5.3 billion) offer for Progress, clearing a key hurdle for closing the acquisitions of the Calgary-based companies. Investment banks on both sides of Nexen’s takeover by Cnooc stand to make US$80 ...

  9. Nam Tai changes plan after new buyout bid

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... him from the securities market for two years for breaching the takeovers code. Mr Koo apologised for the inconvenience caused. ...

  10. Business - Companies

    New Zealand regulator clears Haier’s Fisher & Paykel bid

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 11:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Chinese appliance giant Haier said Wednesday that New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office had approved its takeover bid for whitegoods manufacturer Fisher & Paykel Appliances (FPA). Haier said it was the final regulatory approval needed for the NZ$927 million ($762 million) takeover to proceed and FPA shareholders had until November ...




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