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Australia rejects CKI’s APA takeover bid

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed his ‘final decision’ that the takeover would be ‘contrary to the national interest’.

Australia set to block China’s CK Infra from APA Group takeover

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move should not be seen as an ‘adverse reflection’ on CK Group and that Australia still welcomes foreign investment that is not ‘contrary to our national interest’.

Greater scrutiny of foreign ownership is here to stay

While stricter regulations surrounding foreign investment in infrastructure have coincided with a rise in populism around the world, we find the root causes lie elsewhere.

German clampdown on FDI caps wider threat to PE

Private equity managers and their LPs could stand to lose from government intervention on foreign direct investment.

CK Infra clears first hurdle for APA Group bid

The deal would see CKI sell a number of APA’s assets in Western Australia but is still subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval.

One Belt One Road not a ‘fountain of easy money’

Panellists at the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong addressed the risks associated with China’s landmark initiative, sounding the alarm over opportunistic behaviour, unsustainable debt and ignoring ESG factors.

Will global investors profit from One Belt, One Road?

Right now, the 'One Belt One Road' initiative is mostly benefitting Chinese investors. Whether it will seed a bigger boom, capable of attracting a substantial amount of non-Chinese private capital is an open question. Nia Tam investigates.

Victoria land registry down to two bidders as CK Infra pulls out

A Cbus-First State Super partnership will take on a MIRA-Sunsuper bid for the state’s land title business.

AMP Capital takes full control of South Australian water plants

The manager’s Community Infrastructure Fund has acquired the remaining 50 percent it did not already own of Riverland Water, a company in which it first invested in 1996.

WATCH: Limited time for investors to get PE returns on core Chinese infra

CGN Private Equity is getting 20%-plus returns from operating renewable assets, but CEO Raymond Fung warns there’s only a five-to-seven-year window before these assets get commoditised and Chinese capital catches on to the opportunity.

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