Posts tagged: China

China's HNA Group said to rekindle $3 billion Swissport sale - sources - Part 2

Monday, 30 December 2019, 11:13 am

There may be some interest in Swissport after all.

Readers might recall that Betaville reported late last month China's embattled HNA Group is once again trying to offload Swissport, the airport cargo handling group, via bankers from NM Rothschild and boutique firm Benedetto Gartland & Company.

The heavily indebted Chinese conglomerate has tried to sell Swissport before but so far there have not really been any takers...

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China outbound M&A. A second wave coming...? - Part 5

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 8:47 pm

Betaville has been banging on about this second wave of China-backed interest in European businesses for the last month or so.

And today there has been further evidence to back this website's theories. A group of Chinese investors have snapped Irish stockbroker Goodbody for EURO 150 million. Below is a link to a Financial Times report on the deal:..

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Chinese still circling...

Monday, 19 December 2016, 5:19 pm

This year has thrown up plenty of surprises. Politics aside, it's the global M&A boom led by Chinese buyers that was quite unexpected. There had always been plenty of banker talk about China-backed bids of western companies but I don't think many commentators would have predicted this year's huge surge in dealmaking by Chinese businesses...

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Chinese circle Fingerprint Cards - sources

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 5:11 pm

Another day, another attempt by a Chinese company to buy a western business. This time the potential target is Fingerprint Cards, the Swedish biometric technology business.

According to three sources familiar with the situation, a Chinese company approached Fingerprint Cards this summer about a potential takeover deal that is likely to value the Gothenburg-based business at well over its current market capitalisation of SEK 33 billion (£3 billion)...

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