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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 Investors Directory 2017 Released - 245 investment firms and 538 contacts listed

sinabeat cover 2017We just released the 2017 edition of SinaBeat Chinese Investors Directory. Now a total of 245 Chinese investment firms and 538 contacts from those firms are listed in our investors directory.

This update is released in line with our regular enhancements to the directory - now in its 5th year of publication. The last major updates have been released on Jan-2015, May-2015, Apr-2016 and Nov-2016.

As before, since the volume of the directory has increased rapidly - now at 75 pages -, we are also including the raw Excel files of all 245 firms and 538 contacts. (At the moment the raw Excel files are free when you order the directory. So order and download now or see a preview)


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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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 Hong Kong investors acquired stake in London fintech firm for $2.6 million

mortgagegym-logo.jpgHong Kong investment firm China Pacific Capital and a consortium have acquired stake in London fintech startup MortgageGym for $2.6 million.

MortgageGym is an FCA-authorised service that allows home buyers to complete their mortgage application online in a couple of minutes. China Pacific Capital is a Hong Kong based venture capital fund which has been investing in technology companies for over 35 years in the US, UK and China.

To see listing and email addresses of contacts at Chinese investment firms similar to China Pacific Capital, download the Chinese Investors Directory

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 Chinese investment firm acquired stake in French firm Paref for $48 million

fosun-parisChinese investment firm Fosun Property Holdings have acquired stake in French property firm Paris Realty Fund (Paref) for $48 million.

French firm Paref Group operates in two areas of commercial/residential investments and management on behalf of third parties. At the end of 2016 Paref Group owned €167 million in property assets and managed assets worth €1.3 billion on behalf of third parties. (Fosun Property has more than 120 projects in 40 cities across the globe. Total asset under management is around $38 billion).

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

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 Chinese investors of Sino IC Capital acquired US firm Xcerra for $580 million

xcerra chinaChinese investors of Unic Capital Management, an affiliate of Sino IC Capital, has acquired US semiconductor firm Xcerra Corporation for $580 million in an all cash deal.

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, Xcerra designs and manufactures equipment to test semiconductors and circuit boards. Sino IC Capital was established in 2014, with approximately $20.9 billion funds under management.

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

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 Chinese investors of CEFC acquired 19.9% of US investment bank Cowen

cefc nyc investment bankCEFC China Energy, China's sixth largest private company, has acquired 19.9 percent stake in US financial services firm Cowen Group.

Founded in 1918, Cowen Group is headquartered in New York. CEFC will pay $18 for each Cowen Class A share, representing a 29.5 percent premium to the stock's previous close. (CEFC has different investments around the world, like acquisition of 10 percent stake in the largest Czech Republic airline, as SinaBeat reported back in 2015).

CEFC China Energy is listed in the Chinese Private Equity and Venture Capital Directory with the code NO313

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 China Recon Holdings acquired 51% stake in US film studio for $100 million

chinese-film-investor-millennium.jpgChinese firm Recon Holdings has acquired a 51% stake in US film production company Millennium Films for $100 million.

Best known for its franchise properties Rambo and The Expendables, Millennium has generated over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenues since 2011. Recon Holding (Recon Wenyuan Cable Co) was founded in 2001 and is based in Yixing, China. It is controlled by Recon Group, a multinational conglomerate which owns the Aston Villa football club.

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

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 Chinese Lianhe Technology acquired UK firm in a $128 million deal

chinese-uk-Lianhetech.jpgChinese firm Lianhe Technology has acquired UK company Fine Industries Group in a deal that values it at nearly $128 million.

With around 220 employees and annual revenues of around $60 million, the Fine Industries Group delivers products and solutions to the life sciences and chemical industry. China's Lianhetech has established 7 chemical production sites, 2 machinery production sites and 2 R&D centers in China since 1985.

To see a list of email addresses of contacts at Chinese investment firms, download 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.

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

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