China’s expanding taste for wine drives Carlyle’s latest deal

Carlyle is tapping the expanding Chinese wine market as the private equity firm agrees to acquire Australia’s Accolade Wines for a reported AUD 1bn. 

China creates the world’s largest power company

As domestic deals go, and despite not having a “transaction” value in the traditional sense, the recently announced merger of Shenhua Group and China Guodian, which have combined assets of over CNY 1,800 billion ($273bn), is a pretty significant deal. 

China Investment Corp, China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund buys big, really big!

Today’s formal announcement that China Investment Corporation is to acquire Logicor is further proof that Chinese buyers are willing to pay top drawer prices for companies they consider to be a good strategic fit.

Ctrip continues its journey with its acquisition of Skyscanner!

The view on Ctrip's newly announced offer for Skyscanner is that the deal is more about technology, as opposed to a traditional horizontal merger.

And the winner of this year’s Golden Globes is……

China’s huge increase in outbound M&A activity in 2016 has today been given another boost by the announcement of yet another company with iconic and world-recognised brands being snapped up by Dalian Wanda, the company run by China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin.