China’s drive to improve food safety via foreign acquisitions faces growing anti-trust barriers and management failures. FinanceAsia talks to deal-makers about how to make the recipe just right.
Hunger for food security and safety are a recipe for overseas acquisitions in 2017.
The private equity firm’s sale of its China Modern Dairy stake is nicely timed as it raises funds. But for buyer Mengnui the deal poses considerable integration risk.
The Chinese fast-food retailer hopes its unique business model will help secure a valuation premium to its peers when it lists in Hong Kong next month.
Chinese private equity firm breaks lockup by returning to market with a new $806 million deal only two months after its last divestment.
Cofco Meat's private-equity backers are all holding onto their shares, signaling their faith in the company's prospects.
The state-owned food processor plans to float shares of its meat operations after Chinese pork prices hit a record high.
The British conglomerate has sold its China cane sugar business to Nanning Sugar; making it the latest foreign company to bow out in the face of fierce local competition.
Chinese private equity firm sells its stake in the pork producer two years after the company’s IPO.
Universal Robina, the Gokongwei family’s flagship F&B company, is buying the Australian snack business for $461 million.
The Chinese pharmaceutical firm offers $238 million to take Vitaco private, in the latest example of China’s huge interest in clean and green food products.
Two Chinese state-owned enterprises enter the international bond markets on a a busy but constructive day for Asian credit.
Metro's acquisition of Classic Fine Foods will help it capitalise on a growing appetite for gourmet products as interest in retail M&A stays keen.
The Nasdaq-listed search group will embark on a $1b share buyback to assuage investors after $12b was wiped off its market value on disappointing quarterly earnings.
The Henan-based pork producer's shares have dropped below the IPO price just three months after it floated its shares, and a further decline is possible in coming weeks.
After being bruised by its previous Chinese partnership with Sanlu, the New Zealand dairy group seeks a 20% stake in another mainland group.
KKR added a $400 million stake in Fujian Sunner Development to its list of Chinese food deals as safety fears escalate amid scandals.
Chairman and CEO Wan Long tells FinanceAsia how the Chinese pork producer is pushing ahead with its ambitious global reorganisation.
Retail investors showed a healthy appetite for the Indonesian meat processor and dairy operator in what's been a mixed few weeks in Singapore's IPO markets.
China's top pig farmer admits that the oversized 29-bank syndicate on WH Group's first IPO try sealed the deal's failure.