China Everbright eyeing European assets

China Everbright Ltd is sniffing out European airport and infrastructure investments in response to China's ambitious One Belt One Road blueprint.
Chinese tourists take a selfie in front of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Chinese tourists take a selfie in front of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

China Everbright Ltd. plans to launch at least two private equity funds to invest in airports and infrastructure assets in Europe in response to Beijing’s “One Belt One Road” initiative.

Chen Shuang, China Everbright Ltd.'s chief executive officer, told reporters in Chongqing that plans to create a China-centred infrastructure network spanning more than 60 countries are propitious given his ambition to turn the Hong Kong-listed multi-asset manager into “China’s Blackstone.”   

“The One Belt One Road strategy will create a lot of investment opportunities for us,” Chen said.

“As part of our 'going out' strategy, we have short-listed a few airport...

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