Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Hong Kong Tycoon Li to Buy Australian Energy Firm Duet
Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka-Shing to Buy Australian Energy Firm Duet
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HONG KONG — Jan 15, 2017, 11:13 PM ET
Covert Dragonhead [Triad], PLA, Li Ka-Shing...on the right
A group led by Hong Kong billionaire tycoon Li Ka-shing's infrastructure business said Monday it is buying Australian energy company Duet in a multibillion dollar deal.
Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. and Li's property and power utility companies are proposing to buy Duet Group for 3 Australian dollars a share, in an acquisition worth AU$7.4 billion ($5.5 billion). Duet
The investment still needs approval from Australian regulators and Duet shareholders, who will also get a special dividend of 3 Australian cents, according to a separate news release from Duet. That makes the terms of the deal slightly more attractive than the initial offer announced in December. Duet said its board is recommending shareholders give their approval.
The deal signifies Li's undiminished interest in Australian investments even after being dealt a setback last year when the government blocked a $10 billion joint offer with Chinese state-owned State Grid for a Sydney electric grid lease. That deal was rejected on national security grounds.
The Cheung Kong consortium said in a statement that the acquisition "is consistent with its strategies of investing in energy infrastructure opportunities around the world and embracing new growth opportunities through diversification."
Duet operates gas and energy networks in Melbourne, a 1,600-kilometer (994-mile) gas pipeline in Western Australia and generates power from landfills in the U.S. and Europe.
Cheung Kong Infrastructure already owns significant energy businesses in Australia, as well as utilities in Britain and New Zealand and parking lots in Canada.