Performance of Chinese ADRs After Withdrawn Buyout Offers

Management buyout offers are made at a time chosen by insiders and when they may have valuable non-public information about a company's future potential.  Shareholders in companies with currently pending buyout offers (such as China Automotive Systems and China XD Plastics) should consider that some past offers that did not close were followed by significant … Continue reading Performance of Chinese ADRs After Withdrawn Buyout Offers

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Chinese ADR Buyouts in Progress (Update)

Prices of many pending buyouts of US listed Chinese companies fell recently after Chinese regulators indicated that conversion of RMB funds for overseas acquisitions would be subject to increased scrutiny (see Bloomberg: China to Curb Megadeals as Regulators Tame Record Overseas Spree).  It does not appear that any of the current deals would be explicitly forbidden, … Continue reading Chinese ADR Buyouts in Progress (Update)

Chinese ADR Buyouts in Progress

Stabilization of the Chinese domestic markets has improved prospects for completion of a majority of the ADR buyouts announced this year. The CSI 300 market cap weighted index of the 300 largest Shanghai/Shenzhen listed stocks has rebounded 16% from its August low and is now unchanged for the year: The highly speculative Chinext index has … Continue reading Chinese ADR Buyouts in Progress