Posts Tagged ‘M&A’

Blackstone Closes 3bn USD Deal with China.

Sunday, May 20, 2007 21:03 Comments Off on Blackstone Closes 3bn USD Deal with China.

Following today’s announcement by the Blackstone Group, one can only be left to wonder what happened to Carlyle? Today’s announcement that China (the Country) would invest 3 billion USD into Blackstone in return for a minority stake of non-voting shares is significant to say the least. In one regard, it means that China’s outflows to […]

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DHL Keeps Shanghai on its Toes

Monday, May 14, 2007 20:20 1 Comment

Like the process of picking an Olympic city, The China Daily is reporting that Shanghai and Korea are in the running for DHL’s Asia hub. As per the article entitled Shanghai Awaits DHL Decision: Jerry Hsu, president of DHL Greater China and South Korea, told China Daily yesterday in Beijing that his company will announce […]

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You Have Gotta Be Here!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 2:12 Comments Off on You Have Gotta Be Here!

A year back, while showing around a couple analysts from a hedge fund, we ran into a group of established China based VC/ Hedge Funders playing pool. Of course, over their 3 month existence they had worked out the lay of the land and were now screaming about how the group I was showing around […]

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JV: China Market Access – Tech Transfer to Partner = ?

Friday, April 20, 2007 0:04 3 Comments

a few years back while talking to a partner in the Big 4, I asked him how many of the JVs they had structured failed. His answer… 75% 75%.. Need a moment for that to sink in? Well, 3 years ago I did. However, after the stun wore off, I realized that of those 75%, […]

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TaDAO!: J&J Buys DaBao

Thursday, April 19, 2007 19:38 Comments Off on TaDAO!: J&J Buys DaBao

Earlier this week, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson had reached a deal on March 27 to acquire the Chinese cosmetics company DaBao (English site) for 2.3 billion RMB (300 million USD). According to a CCTV report on the 4th, the bid process closed on the 26th and Avon, Unilever, and J&J were all […]

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Cathay Buys Into Cargo

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 5:14 Comments Off on Cathay Buys Into Cargo

Following recent investments by FedEx, TNT and others, Cathay has proven once again that this is going to be a busy year for logistics in China. Partnering with Air China (51%), Cathay Pacific Airlines (49%) will buy out CITIC and Beijing Capital Airport and move the a hub to Shanghai (I am sure UPS and […]

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Carlyle’s Second Strike?

Saturday, April 7, 2007 12:38 3 Comments

Carlyle is by far one of the most aggressive groups in China right now. When they first “entered” China, they announced a billion a year in China…. and it took them no time to start making announcements. Last year though, their 85% stake in Xugong Manufacturing Group (XCMG) hit a snag.. a big one.. and […]

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YRC Has Plans For China

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 15:28 3 Comments

18 months ago YRC made their first acquisition in China, JHJ International, a company specialized in providing trucking solutions in China. Initially heavily promoted, they were ahead of UPS, FedEx, and TNT in making an acquisition in the long haul trucking space. Since then though, all has been quiet. Eerily so…. UPS, FedEx, DHL, and […]

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