Want Want

Want Want China Holdings Ltd makes rice crackers, dairy products and beverages, snack foods and other products, with operations in China, Taiwan, Hong kong, Singapore and Japan.


Next's sale of Taiwan print arm collapses

An attempt by a pro-China Taiwanese businessman and three associates to purchase the Apple Daily and Next Magazine has fallen through. Photo:EPA

Next Media's sale of its Taiwanese print business has fallen through a day before the deadline, but the sale of its television operation continues, a spokesman said yesterday.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 4:50am

Jeffrey Koo removed as leader of Next Media buyout consortium

Next Media, which has a building in Taipei, Taiwan, has sold its print and television arm for HK$4.66 billion. Photo: CNA

Next Media, a company controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, has disclosed more details of the recently agreed sale of the company's Taiwan print and TV businesses to a group of Taiwanese businessmen, after changes in the composition of the consortium.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Next Media close to finalising sale of assets in Taiwan

Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was expected to complete the sale of Next Media's print and television holdings in Taiwan last night, following the signing of a definite agreement with the buying consortium at a hotel in Macau.

Lai's assistant, Mark Simon, said late last night the two sides were still ironing out the details of the deal.

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

Rise of the new media moguls

Food tycoon and aspiring media mogul Tsai Eng-meng has assumed the title of Taiwan's richest person this year.

Boosted by his mainland-based business, the outspoken chairman of food company Want Want China has seen his net worth rise to an estimated US$8 billion from US$6.1 billion last year, Forbes magazine reported last month.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Want Want reports tasty 17pc increase in profits

Want Want China Holdings, one of the mainland's largest snack and beverage makers, rose up to 5 per cent yesterday after reporting a better-than-expected 17 per cent jump in net profit last year.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwanese snack tycoon moves to wind up ATV

The troubled odyssey of Asia Television has taken another turn with an application to have the broadcaster's affairs wound up.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Want Want logo shows who's the boss at ATV

The ultimate controller of embattled Asia Television is becoming clear after Taiwanese snack-food tycoon Tsai Eng-meng had the Hot Kid trademark of his Want Want Group printed on the name cards of senior staff at the station.

The cards are in circulation as the broadcaster prepares to celebrate its 52nd anniversary on Friday.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Rice-cracker maker doubles appeal in downturn

Products made by Want Want China Holdings may not appeal much to sophisticated adults, but the stock of Asia's largest rice-cracker maker is one of the most wanted in the current volatile market.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tycoon top bidder for China Times

Taiwanese tycoon Tsai Eng-meng has emerged as the frontrunner for media firm China Times Group after placing a higher bid than Hong Kong's Next Media, sources say.

Mr Tsai, the chairman of Hong Kong-listed snack maker Want Want China Holdings, bid at least 35 per cent more than another offer, sources said.

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Want Want positive on industry after income grows 53.9pc

Want Want China Holdings, Asia's largest rice-cracker maker, said it was upbeat on the mainland's snack industry after delivering 53.9 per cent growth in net profit in its first interim report after listing in March.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Want Want eyes US$700m share sale after Singapore delisting

Want Want Holdings, the rice crackers and sweets maker delisted in Singapore in September, plans to raise at least US$700 million in Hong Kong in the first quarter of next year to take advantage of the city's strong liquidity flow, a source said.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am