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 Chinese private equity firm to invest $270 million in blockchain firm tZero

Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital is investing $270 million in blockchain startup tZero, a subsidiary of US e-commerce firm Overstock.com.

Overstock.com is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices. The website t0.com is a majority owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, focusing on the development and commercialization of blockchain technologies. (GSR was founded in 2004 by Sonny Wu and Richard Lim. Today, "GSR Ventures", "GSR United Capital" and "GSR Capital" are three teams set up by the partners in 2016. They have offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and the USA. More details here.)

GSR Ventures is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code OR63.


 China Gaw Capital acquired 50% stake in Spanish hotel chain valued at $145 million

gaw spainChinese private equity firm Gaw Capital and a JV has acquired 50% stake in Spanish hotel chain Hospes Hotels which values the firm at $145 million.

Established in 2000, Hospes Hotel Group is a boutique hotel brand in Spain with 10 properties in Madrid, Alicante, Granada, Valencia, Mallorca, Cordoba, Seville, Caceres and Salamanca. Gaw Capital has raised a total of $10 billion equity since 2005 with around $18 billion assets under management. The investment is done through a fund managed by GCP Hospitality, forming a joint venture with the Spanish investment company Omega Capital. More details here.

To see a listing and email addresses of investors from China similar to Gaw Capital, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


 Chinese VC firm Matrix Partners China has raised $750 million for its fund

matrix-china-fundChinese venture capital firm Matrix Partners China has raised $750 million for its fifth venture capital fund.

Matrix Partners China was established in 2008. Led by General Partners Bo Shao, David Su and David Zhang, Matrix Partners China invests in a variety of sectors including internet & mobile internet, financial services, healthcare and SaaS in China. You can see more details from their filing with sec here.

Matrix Partners China is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code SJU42.


 Chinese firm Ctrip Group acquired travel discovery app Trip.com

ctrip group and trip.com.jpgShanghai-based Ctrip Group has acquired the California-based web and mobile app Trip.com for an undisclosed amount.

Trip.com, formerly known as Gogobot, was founded in 2010 by Ori Zaltzman and Travis Katz. The travel discovery engine has an extensive hotel network of 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions as well as a far-reaching flight network with more than 2 million individual flight routes. Users can take advantage of travel booking services of the company which is available on the website and mobile app in 13 languages. (Established in 1999 by James Liang, Neil Shen, Min Fan, and Qi Ji, NASDAQ-listed company Ctrip Group provides travel services such as hotel reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management.)

To see a list of investors from China, check the Chinese Investors Directory.


 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 investors of Leyou acquired 20% of US game developer for $10 million

leyou-us-austinChinese holding firm Leyou Technologies has acquired 20% stake in US-Austin game developer Certain Affinity for $10 million.

Established in 2006, Certain Affinity has so far sold more than 75 million copies of its games including Call of Duty Black Ops, and Doom and has 125 employees. (As SinaBeat reported back in 2016 Leyou has also acquired UK game developer for $150 million. Leyou's shares are listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and has 600 employees).

Leyou Technologies is listed in the Chinese Investors Directory with the code SAU21.

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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 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).

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