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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, Bank of China Group Investment, CDH Investments, Ascendent Capital Partners, and Boying Investments).

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).

To see a list of investors from China similar to Kuang-Chi Group, check the Chinese Investors Directory.

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 Chinese investors led by CIH acquired stake in UK studio Framestore

framestoneA consortium of Chinese investors led by Cultural Investment Holdings (CIH) has acquired 75% stake in London visual effects company Framestore in a deal that values it at nearly $185 million.

Framestore started as a five-person team based in Soho, the heart of London's creative industries, and has become one of the world's biggest post-production houses in the film industry. It now employs 1,400 staff and has offices in London, New York, Montreal and Los Angeles. Cultural Investment Holdings, formerly SongLiao Automotive is mainly engaged in the construction materials trading and e-commerce trading business. It has also engaged in the manufacture and sale of automobile body parts, Reuters says.

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 Chinese investors acquired stake in UK data center firm for $3 billion

chinese-investors-uk-telecomA consortium of private Chinese investors has acquired 49% stake in UK data center firm Global Switch for $3 billion.

Founded in 1998, Global Switch is an owner, operator and developer of large-scale data centers in Europe and Asia-Pacific, with its data centers currently around 300,000 square meter of floor space. (The lead investor of the investment consortium is Jiangsu Sha Steel Group. Other leading investors include AVIC Trust, a joint venture asset management company owned by AVIC Capital and OCBC of Singapore, and major Asian institutional investors such as Essence Financial and Ping An Group).

To see a list of email addresses of contacts at Chinese investment firms, download the Chinese Investors Directory

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 Chinse investment firm acquired stake in Portuguese firm for $185 million

fosun portugeseChinese investment firm Fosun Capital have acquired a 16.7 percent stake in Portuguese lender Banco Comercial Portugues for $185 million.

Founded in 1985, Banco Comercial Portugues is Portugal's biggest publicly traded lender by assets. According to Bloomberg, Fosun has been one of the most acquisitive Chinese firms in the past three years, buying foreign assets such as French resort chain Club Mediterranee SA and Canadian circus operator Cirque du Soleil.

Fosun is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code MA156.

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 China Ant Financial acquired US eye scan startup for $70 million

eyeverify chinaChinese firm Ant Financial Group has acquired US eye scan startup EyeVerify for $70 million.

EyeVerify is founded in 2012. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company, has raised $13 million in funding from Wells Fargo, Samsung, Sprint and China Qihoo 360 and provides a secure mobile eye verification technology. Ant Financial is the payments affiliate of Alibaba Group. Businesses operated by Ant Financial include Alipay, Ant Fortune, Zhima Credit, MYbank and Ant Financial Cloud.

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

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 Chinese investors acquired $460 million stake in Yum Brands

primavera china yumChinese private equity firm Primavera Capital and China Ant Financial have invested $460 million in Yum Brands the operator of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut licenses.

The investment is concurrent with the completion of Yum China's spinoff from Yum! Brands. Under the terms of the agreements, Primavera and Ant Financial will invest $410 million and $50 million, respectively, in Yum China. Primavera Capital Group is a private equity firm investing in companies in China and around the world. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Beijing with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Primavera Capital is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code SIJ26.

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 Chinese investors acquired Australian vitamin maker Vitaco for $239 million

china au vitaminChinese private equity firm Primavera Capital and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals has acquired Australian vitamins maker Vitaco Holdings for $239 million.

Established in 2007 and employing 400, Vitaco is an Australian supplement manufacturer, distributing in 30 countries and producing 1 billion products every year. Primavera Capital Group is a private equity firm investing in companies in China and around the world. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Beijing with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. (According to Reuters, this buyout comes less than a year after Hong Kong-listed Biostime International Holdings bought Australian vitamin maker Swisse Wellness for around $1 billion in 2015).

Primavera Capital is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code SIJ26.

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More from China Private Equity ...


  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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