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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 Yantai Jinpeng invetsed $1 million in Australian firm

china-mining-auYantai Jinpeng Mining, a privately owned Chinese engineering firm, has acquired stake in Walkabout Resources, an energy minerals developer based in Western Australia for $1 million.

Walkabout Resources is an African focused energy minerals developer and is listed on the Australia Securities Exchange. Its flagship project is the Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project located in south east Tanzania. It also has the largest thermal coal asset in central south Botswana. (With more than 20 years of experience, 350 employees and annual turnover of $60 million, Yantai Jinpeng Mining products are exported to more than 20 countries).

To see a list of investors from China similar to Yantai Jinpeng Mining, check the Chinese Investors Directory

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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.).

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 Chinese firm Erenhot Heng Xin invested $7 million in fintech company

telegraphmoney-china.jpgChinese mining firm Erenhot Heng Xin Trade has acquired 30% stake in financial technology firm Telegraf money for $7 million.

Telegraf Money allows members to communicate with each other, and instantly send funds and receive loans online. Erenhot Heng Xin is headed by Zhang Jinrun as general director.

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 Chinese family office acquired stake in French crystal maker Baccarat for $190 million

china-france-baccarat.jpgFortune Fountain Capital, a Chinese family office and investment firm, has acquired 88% stake in Baccarat, a French crystal company, for around $190 million.

Founded in 1764, Baccarat is a French luxury brand in high-end crystal products. It manufactures and sells a range of products, including jewelry and accessories, as well as home and decoration products. The jewelry offered by the company includes rings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets, among others. (Fortune Fountain Capital, with Chairlady Coco Chu, is a financial group established by families in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. Its major shareholder comes from the family of Mr. Wang Xizhi, one of the most famous calligraphers in Chinese history. It is active in financial services, wealth management, family office and principal investment, with its business and client portfolio spreading across Asia, North America and Europe).

Fortune Fountain Capital is listed in the Chinese Private Equity and Venture Capital Directory with the code CJL41.

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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 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 with Dr. Ruopeng Liu as Chairman).

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