Li Ka-shing

Vimpelcom, Hutchison in talks on Italian mobile deal

Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom (VIP.O) is in talks with Asia's Hutchison Whampoa (0013.HK) about merging their mobile phone businesses in Italy as a joint venture, Vimpelcom Chief Executive Jean-Yves Charlier said on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong tycoon's M&A spree promises bumper year for Asia banks

Li Ka-shing's hectic start to 2015 has meant record Asia M&A, loan and equity deals so far this month - good news for investment bankers close to the 86-year-old Hong Kong tycoon's empire.

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Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing buys UK train company Eversholt

Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd, backed by Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, has bought Britain's Eversholt Rail for an enterprise value of 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion), the latest in a string of Asian buyers targeting European assets.

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Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Infrastructure plans $521 million share sale: IFR

Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI), backed by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing, plans to raise up to $521 million in a Hong Kong share offering to fund its investment in Britain's Eversholt Rail, IFR reported late on Tuesday, citing a term sheet of the transaction.

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Cheung Kong agrees to buy stakes worth $2 billion in aircraft for leasing

Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd (0001.HK), owned by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing, said it had agreed to buy stakes worth $2.02 billion in about 60 aircraft as part of the property firm's push into airplane leasing.

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Li Ka-shing sets new course for $200 billion aircraft leasing market

Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, aims to buy his way into the global aircraft leasing business as his flagship investment firm holds talks with lessors on building a portfolio of planes, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Temasek Holdings said to be in advanced discussions for substantial Watson stake purchase

Citing sources, The Wall Street Journal reported that Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings was in advanced discussions for a "strategic" stake acquisition of Li ka-shing's health and beauty retailer Watson.

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San Francisco startup studio Expa raises $50M in funding

San Francisco, US-based startup studio Expa, which was created by Uber founder Garrett Camp, raised $50 million in funding from big-time investors to provide seed funding for startups.

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Li Ka-Shing leads $23M investment in US-based fake egg startup

Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Asia, led a $23-million investment round in Silicon Valley, US-based synthetic egg startup Hampton Creek which is preparing to conquer the Asian market.

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China-focused Boyu Capital to close $1.5B for second buyout fund -sources

China-focused private equity group Boyu Capital is set to close $1.5-billion for its second buyout fund within a few weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Asia's richest man invests in US startup BitPay

Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Asia, has just invested an undisclosed amount in BitPay, a US-based startup that provides services similar to a PayPal for bitcoins.

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Hutchison chooses BoA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, HSBC to manage A.S. Watson float

Hutchison Whampoa, a conglomerate controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has picked Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and HSBC to manage the proposed listing of A.S. Watson in Hong Kong and London.

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Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-Shing's utility trust to raise $5.7 billion in IPO

Power Assets Holdings Ltd. will spin off its subsidiary Hongkong Electric Company Ltd. to HK Electric Investments, a single-investment trust. Power Assets was said to be aiming for a HK Electric Investments listing early next year to raise $5.7 billion.

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Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing prepares for Watson IPO

Just months after pulling out of a planned multi-billion dollar sale of his grocery chain, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing has started the process for Waston's initial public offering. The global retail business is set to float next year.

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Hong Kong faces growth challenge in midst of stricter China, US and local economic policies

Leung Chun-ying and the government of Hong Kong would be pressured to maintain its consistent positive economic growth amidst a property bubble at home and changes in foreign economic policies.

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