The Fosun Group, a Shanghai-headquartered conglomerate, has diverse business interests ranging from insurance and healthcare, to retail, steel and mining. Founded in 1992, Fosun has already made it to the list of China’s top enterprises—in 2011, it ranked 81st among the top 500 enterprises in China ranked by Fortune. The group attributes its success […]
Here’s a question. What do the following mergers and acquisitions have in common: Lenovo and IBM’s PC division, TCL and Thomson Electronics’ TV arm, and BenQ and Siemen’s cellphone business? According to Teng Bingsheng, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Associate Dean responsible for the CKGSB MBA program, there is one common thread that runs […]
As Bright Food buys up iconic breakfast brand Weetabix, questions arise over whether China is eyeing a larger takeover of Western food firms?
Last year, Zong Qinghou, founder and president of Wahaha, China’s biggest beverage company, was holding a run-of-the-mill press conference in Beijing. Although Zong was the richest man in China by some estimates, it seemed as though nothing of interest would come out of his speech that day. Then an ostensibly throwaway comment sent stocks soaring. […]
Chinese Direct Investments on the Rise despite Obstruction Recent years have seen a surge in Chinese direct investment in the US. From 2003 to 2010, Chinese businesses established operations and created jobs in at least 35 of the 50 states in the US. During these eight years, there have been a total of 244 Chinese […]