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Meet the Chinese Acquirers: Fosun Group & Shanghai Electric Group

Chinese investors have been on a buying spree in Europe with a significant rise in deals in 2016. Yet the tone of regulators both in Germany and China looks set to tighten conditions for cross-border transactions. 

In our upcoming Fireside Chat: Asian deals in the new normal of risk and volatility at the Mergermarket Germany Forumdirectors from both Fosun Group and Shanghai Electric Group will share firsthand their investment experience doing deals in Germany.


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Alan Liu Managing Director, Fosun Group

Alan  is the Managing Director of Private Banking and Wealth Management Department in  Fosun Group (00656.HK), the largest privately-own investment house in China.   Alan has been responsible for the investment related to financial sector  and he led the merge and acquisition of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers in  2015 and other Fintech investment deals in Germany.

Prior  to that, he worked as the investment director of Ping An Insurance and Ping An  trust investment Co. Ltd, and the senior director in Pan Asian Alliance Capital  responsible for Asian investment. He started his career in JP Morgan as an  investment banker. Alan holds a bachelor Degree in Finance, Nankai University  and a Master of Science majored in Finance, in Swedish School of Business and  Administration (HANKEN).

THE DEAL

Fosun International Ltd successfully completed the acquisition of Hauck & Aufhaeuser Privatbankiers KGaA in September 2016. Through the acquisition, Fosun will continue to strengthen its integrated financial capability in German and European market. The acquisition is in line with Fosun's globalization strategy and its investment strategy to strengthen its comprehensive financial capabilities. Alan Lui was in charge of this deal. The cross border acquisition is Fosun’s most recent investment in Germany and provides the company with the channel to invest in major economies in Europe.


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Guoxing Yang Deputy Director of Business Development , Shanghai Electric Group

Guoxing Yang has served as  Deputy Director of Business Development Department at Shanghai Electric Group since  2014. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Shanghai Electric New Age  Co., Ltd., Hongkong, China. Mr. Yang was also recently appointed the Director  of the Supervisory Board of Manz AG, a German listed equipment supplier  company. 

THE DEAL

China's Shanghai Electric Group made two acquisitions in Germany in 2016. Shanghai Electric Group acquired a 100-percent stake in German aviation equipment manufacturer Broetje-Automation GmbH in 2016. The acquisition will expand SEGCL’s international presence as well as help it capture a share of the fast-growing domestic aviation market, by having Broetje as a major supplier to the large aircraft manufacturers. Shanghai Electric Group also invested in the German equipment supplier Manz. Shanghai Electric has become one of the company’s major investors and will support Manz in developing advanced technologies in the areas of energy storage, electronics and solar power. Both transactions are momentous for Chinese investments into Germany.

Hannah Ogunlowo Speakers Acuris

Hannah is responsible for speakers and event programmes at Acuris. She oversees Debtwire's European restructuring, leveraged finance and direct lending conferences. Hannah leads content for Mergermarket's M&A events, including in leading conferences in Germany, Italy, Africa and the Middle East. 

Hannah Ogunlowo Speakers Acuris

Hannah is responsible for speakers and event programmes at Acuris. She oversees Debtwire's European restructuring, leveraged finance and direct lending conferences. Hannah leads content for Mergermarket's M&A events, including in leading conferences in Germany, Italy, Africa and the Middle East. 

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