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Citic Securities and Bear Stearns forge ties

The two firms enter a $1 billion alliance and an investment banking joint venture to cover Asia with specific emphasis on China.
Citic Securities and Bear Stearns will form a strategic partnership which includes $1 billion of cross-holdings, a joint venture to service Asia and a focus on offering investment banking services in China.

Citic Securities, which is owned by the Citic group, a Chinese government-owned conglomerate, will buy $1 billion worth of 40-year convertible trust preferred securities in Bear Stearns that will convert to about 6% of Bear Stearns' outstanding shares. The conversion price is pegged to the closing price on five trading days up to and including October 19. Citic could potentially increase the stake to 9.9% though no details of this have been provided.

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