Alibaba rewrites e-com playbook, while ZTO is sued over $1.4bn IPO
Two stories from the world of Chinese ecommerce today. First up, Alibaba is going into ...
If you needed any proof that warehousing capacity is currently at a premium, look no further than what is likely to be the largest-ever private equity buyout of an Asian company, for $10bn.
Singapore warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties has found a Chinese consortium of bidders to edge out rival Warburg Pincus. The investor group is headed by GLP’s chief executive, leading to complaints that the group has an unfair advantage. Nevertheless, a binding offer has been made, in what was described, perhaps with some understatement, as a ‘fast-growing sector’.