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 Chinese firm Beijing Bytedance acquired Musical.ly for $800 million

china-musically.jpgChinese firm Beijing ByteDance Technology Co has acquired Musical.ly, the entertainment social network, for $800 million.

Musical.ly is a creative platform that makes it easy for everyone to make videos. Since it was launched in October 2014, Musical.ly has become a popular social networks for short form video in the United States, Europe, South America and India. (China's Bytedance was founded in 2012 and its flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China.)

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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.)

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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.).

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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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More from China Private Equity ...


  Chinese investment firm acquired stake in UK aerospace company for $30 million (May 2017)

  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)






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