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China Longyuan Power, parent CHN Energy weighing delist-relist or A-H share dual-listing – sources

China Longyuan Power and its 58.44% owner CHN Energy are weighing potential deal options for the company, including a delisting from the HKEx and a relisting… Read More

Morning Flash AP: Genworth suitor Oceanwide gamely presses on with financing efforts despite no-show at earnings call

It has been 3.8 years since China Oceanwide’s USD 2.7bn offer to acquire Genworth Financial became a binding transaction. The market is pricing in a close… Read More

LINE and Nichii Gakkan buyouts highlight loopholes in Japanese M&A guidelines and court processes

The intensity of minority shareholder activism against the corporate governance aspects of listed Japanese buyouts in recent weeks highlights loopholes in the M&A guidelines that… Read More

Special Report: Europe 1H20 public M&A sees compromise on terms help stave off spike in deal failures

The number of failed deals in the European public market space has been low during 2020 even as the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged financial markets,… Read More

Taubman/Simon to face push to settle ahead of unprecedented trial

As Taubman Centers [NYSE:TCO] prepares to square off with Simon Property Group [NYSE:SPG], the parties will have to contend with a Michigan court system that prizes settlements over forced… Read More

Politics, pandemic keep pharma majors on deal sidelines

Pharma groups are expected to hold off on blockbuster mergers in the second half of 2020 due to uncertainty over the US presidential election, the… Read More

Qiagen/Thermo Fisher likely to see careful BMWi scrutiny due to COVID-19 testing – lawyers

The German Economics ministry is likely to be taking a careful look at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s acquisition of Qiagen due to Qiagen’s involvement in COVID-19 testing,… Read More

Morning Flash AP: Healius still trades below peers despite share price jump, takeover talks with Partners Group may progress in coming months

Although Healius’ [ASX:HLS] shares have risen 20.9% since announcing last month the AUD 500m sale of its medical centres unit to BGH Capital, the company, which remains… Read More

LINE/Z Holdings: TFTC took some time to define relative market pre-review – commissioner

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) spent some time studying and evaluating what should be the relevant market for the business integration of Z Holdings [TYO:4689]… Read More

Japanese boardrooms are coming to terms with activist shareholders – analysis

Corporate Japan has been witnessing a number of cases this year where activists had an impact on policy and have actually helped bring about change in… Read More