A car to suit everyone’s tastes

Speculation has emerged that Geely is to invest in Lotus, with a view to turning it into a luxury brand which can compete with the likes of Porsche and Ferrari.

When M&A and global politics collide...

Qualcomm’s announcement that it will not be moving any further with its attempted takeover of chipmaker NXP is just another example of the growing influence that the current global geo-political environment is having on M&A deals.

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.