China’s newest coffee chain is no longer “Luckin” for funding

China’s entrepreneurs have made a habit of taking on the established players and now it would appear that a Chinese entrepreneur is ready to take on Starbucks in the Chinese coffee space.

China carries on with its European buying spree

Chinese outbound deal activity continues apace in 2018. So far this year, announced deals involving Chinese acquirors have totalled over USD 50bn and today has seen another deal announced by a Chinese company that will no doubt attract scepticism from European financial media.

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.