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 Chinese investors of AGIC Capital acquired South Carolina Ritedose for $600 million

agic capital ritedosePrivate equity firm AGIC Capital has acquired Ritedose, a US pharmaceutical company, for $600 million.

Founded in 1995, Ritedose is well-known for their blow-fill-seal (BFS) manufacturing process. They are based in South Carolina with a manufacturing and packaging facility of 120,000 sq ft which has a capacity of 1.7 billion units per year. (AGIC Capital was established by China banker Henry Cai in 2015 and ventures into sectors like healthcare, energy generation, manufacturing and robotics.)

To see a list of investors from China similar to AGIC Capital, check the Chinese Investors Directory.

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 Chinese firm acquired US car assembly plant AM General for $110 million

sokon-am-generalSF Motors, a subsidiary of southwestern China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, bought American heavy vehicle and contract automotive manufacturer AM General car assembly plant for $110 million.

Founded in 1970, Indiana-based AM General is well-known for their products the Hummer and the military heavyweight Humvee. (Sokon's subsidiary, SF Motors, is based in Silicon Valley, California and produces clean electric vehicles. On the other hand, Sokon is one of China's top manufacturers of engines and other automotive parts as well as mini trucks and mini buses.)

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 Chinese HNA Group acquired stake in Swiss firm Dufry

hna-dufryChinese investment firm HNA Group has boosted their stake in Swiss airport retailer Dufry AG to 20.92 percent with a recent acquisition of a 16.2 percent stake valued to be at $1.4 billion.

A Swiss-based travel retailer that was founded in 1865 and headquartered in Basel, Swizerland, Dufry AG has about 2,200 duty-free and duty-paid shops in various locations in more than 60 countries worldwide. (HNA Group was founded in 2000 and is based in Haikou, China. They are involved in industries like aviation, financial services, real estate, tourism, logistics and more.)

HNA Group is listed in the Chinese Private Equity and Venture Capital Directory with the code SE598

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 Chinese firm and consortium acquired stake in German firm Lilium for $90 million

tencent-germanyTencent, a Chinese investment holding company, has acquired stake in Lilium, a German firm building a flying vehicle for $90 million.

Founded in 2015 and employing 70 engineers, Lilium is developing and building the world's first fully electric vertical take-off and landing jet with an estimated range of up to 300 km - or as press like to call it: a "flying car". (Tencent subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, payment systems, smartphones, internet mobile phone value-added services and operate online advertising services in China with brands including QQ, Weixin and WeChat.)

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 Chinese firm Grandland Holdings acquired Italian company Permasteelisa for $550 million

italyGrandland Holdings, a Chinese architectural decoration firm, has acquired Permasteelisa Group, a global contractor in installation of architectural interior systems, for $550 million.

Founded in 1973, Permasteelisa is a global contractor in installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems with presence in more than 30 countries, generating a total turnover of around 1.4 billion euros a year and employing more than 6,500 people worldwide. (Based in Shenzhen, Grandland specializes in design and construction of architectural decoration in China generating sales of around $1.6 billion.).

To see a list of investors from China similar to Grandland Holdings, check the Chinese Investors Directory

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 Chinese private equity firm invested $5 million in drone data firm Clobotics

ggv-capChina private equity firm GGV Capital has invested $5 million in drone data and computer vision start-up Clobotics.

Clobotics provides drone platform, service integration, and cloud-based industrial data analytics services. It will use the funds to expand its engineering team with a new research center in Seattle area, WA which opened this month. It already has 35 employees, including five at the research operation in Redmond, Washington. (With $3.8 billion under management across eight funds, GGV Capital has been partnering with technology entrepreneurs in the US and China for more than 17 years. It has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Silicon Valley, with Jenny Lee as Managing Partner).

GGV Capital is listed in the Chinese Private Equity and Venture Capital Directory with the code SE49.

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 Chinese investors acquired SciClone Pharmaceuticals for $605 million

cdh-californiaA consortium of Chinese investment firms have acquired stake in SciClone, a California Pharmaceutical firm, for $605 million.

Headquartered in Foster City California and listed on NASDAQ, SciClone is a revenue-generating pharmaceutical company with a product portfolio spanning major therapeutic markets including oncology, infectious diseases and cardiovascular disorders. (The buyer consortium consists of entities affiliated with GL Capital Management founded by Jeffrey Li, Bank of China Group Investment, CDH Investments, Ascendent Capital Partners, and Boying Investments of Weihang Zhu).

CDH Investments is listed in the Chinese Private Equity and Venture Capital Directory with the code OR41.

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 Chinese investment firm acquired stake in UK aerospace company for $30 million

kuang china ukKuang-Chi Group, a Chinese technology investment group, has acquired stake in Gilo Industries, a UK-based aerospace technology firm, for $30 million.

Gilo Industries Group has an array of aerospace engineering companies developing products and solutions across defence, commercial and recreational aviation applications. (Founded in 2010, Kuang-Chi Group makes investments in technology sectors including communications, meta-materials, and space technology with more than 2,600 employees in 18 countries with Dr. Ruopeng Liu as Chairman).

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More from China Private Equity ...


  Chinese investors led by CIH acquired stake in UK studio Framestore (February 2017)

  Chinese investors acquired stake in UK data center firm for $3 billion (January 2017)

  Chinse investment firm acquired stake in Portuguese firm for $185 million (November 2016)

  China Ant Financial acquired US eye scan startup for $70 million (September 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired $460 million stake in Yum Brands (September 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired Australian vitamin maker Vitaco for $239 million (August 2016)

  Chinese firm LeEco acquired US TV maker Vizio for $2 billion (July 2016)

  Chinese firm invested $15 million in European augmented reality firm Lumus (July 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired stake in Supercell for $8.6 billion (July 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired stake in soccer rights agency for around $1 billion (June 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired 15% stake in US firm Lending Club (June 2016)

  China CMC Holdings has invested $16 million in Singapore Cityneon (June 2016)

  Chinese firm offers $5 billion for German robot firm Kuka (May 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired US printer manufacturer Lexmark for $3.6 billion (May 2016)

  Chinese investors acquired the 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange (February 2016)

  Chinese investors to acquire Boston Seaport Square land for around $100 million (January 2016)

  Chinese investors of CBanner to acquire UK historic toy store Hamleys for $153 million (January 2016)

  Chinese firm Anbang acquired US Insurance firm FGL for $1.57 billion (November 2015)

  Chinese investors of CEFC acquired 10% stake in Czech airline (November 2015)

  Chinese investors acquired 65% stake in Turkish port terminal for $940 million (October 2015)

  Chinese HNA Group acquired Irish company Avolon for $2.5 billion (October 2015)

  Chinese investors of Tsinghua acquird 15% of US Western Digital for $3.7 billion (October 2015)

  Chinese private equity firm Tairui acquired stake at Canadian Western Potash for $80 million (September 2015)

  China JD Capital acquired Ageas Hong Kong business for $1.4 billion (September 2015)

  Chinese investment firm Shanghai Jiuchuan acquired SHL Telemedicine for $120 million (July 2015)

  Chinese investors of XIO Group acquired medical firm Lumenis for $500 million (July 2015)

  Chinese firm acquired UK deep sea engineering firm SMD for $190 million (April 2015)

  Chinese private equity firm and NXP to establish semiconductor joint venture (March 2015)

  China Dalian Wanda acquired stake in Swiss sports firm for $1.2 billion (March 2015)

  Chinese firm buys Dutch insurance company Vivat for $171 million (March 2015)

  Chinese private equity firm acquired 245 restaurants in UK for $392 million (December 2014)

  Chinese investors invested $21 million in California biotech firm (September 2014)

  Chinese investors to invest $3 billion on Australian agriculture (September 2014)

  China Galloping Horse to acquire Hollywood studio for $30 million (October 2012)

  HPF Hong Kong acquired Jordan Dubai Capital for $129 million (July 2012)

  Chinese are the biggest investors in Germany - Reuters (April 2012)

  Calgary-based Sunshine Oilsands to raise $606 million In Hong Kong IPO (February 2012)

  Chinese Investors acquired stake in Canadian Zinc Corporation for $4 million (February 2012)

  Hong Kong firm to buy Orange Austria for €1.3 billion (February 2012)

  Russian lawmaker seeks Chinese investor for $1 Billion zinc mine (February 2012)

  Chinese investors to invest $700 million in Pakistan (January 2012)

  Daimler looking for Chinese investor (December 2011)

  Event - Third Annual Funds China 2012 (November 2011)

  Event - 2nd Annual China Investors Summit (October 2011)

  Get ready-- Chinese investors are coming Latin America (October 2011)

  Tsing Capital's Don Ye Subject of Feature Stories in June (October 2011)

  Two New Investment Projects in June 2011 (October 2011)

  Foreign Buyout Firms in China Lag in Yuan-Raising Race (October 2011)






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