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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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 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 with Dr. Tony Xia as Chairman. 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 investors acquired 15% stake in US firm Lending Club

shanda lendingShanda Group, a Chinese private equity firm, has acquired 15% stake in US-based Lending Club.

Singapore-based private investment firm Shanda Group, led by Chinese billionaire Chen Tianqiao, reported a 15.13 percent in Lending Club as of June 16, up from 11.7 percent reported on May 11. Lending Club is an online credit marketplace. Since launching in 2007, its platform has facilitated $16 billion in consumer loans. Shanda Group is an investment group founded by Chairman and CEO Tianqiao Chen and his family in 1999 and was the first Chinese online gaming company listed on the NASDAQ in 2004.

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

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