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Are these two deals more evidence that Western assets are under siege from an invasion of Chinese cash?
As long as Android remains “free and open” and Motorola’s patents are not licensed improperly, the deal is good to go.
Questions are being raised over worker compensation after Pepsi’s sale of its China bottling operation to Tingyi.
A VIE crackdown would involve a lot of practical difficulties. Don’t expect to see the CSRC to be in the vanguard of a new crusade.
China’s securities agency is worried about fraud and accounting scandals, but VIE structures take offshore listings out of its jurisdiction. Is more regulation the answer?
MOFCOM has now publicly acknowledged VIEs for the first time. Foreign investors may wish to dust off their contingency plans, just in case.
Diageo increases its stake in liquor brand Shuijingfang, a rare acquisition of a famous China listed company by a foreign investor.
The Guardian rewrites history. I remember the Coca-Cola Huiyuan deal differently, but maybe that’s just me.
Still stinging from a recent M&A rejection by US security review authorities, Huawei looks to mend fences, but will greater transparency win enough hearts and minds in DC?
Anecdotal evidence is a tricky thing. Just because China and the US have rejected a few acquisitions doesn’t mean that an M&A Cold War has started. Perhaps someone should tell Reuters.
Even experienced old China Hands like Hank Greenberg sometimes get suckered in by the China dream.
Just another cautionary tale against ‘irrational exuberance’ when it comes to Chinese listed companies that seem too good to be true.
Delays happen for a variety of reasons. Unfounded speculation about China’s political motives at this point are simply inflammatory and premature.
Huawei steps back from the edge, bowing to US foreign investment review panel recommendations.
China outbound mergers and acquisitions have come a long way since Lenovo purchased IBM’s laptop business in 2004. While the jury still may be out on that deal, yes even six years later, there is no doubt that China’s outward M&A deals have increased dramatically in recent years both in dollar terms and the number [...]