THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Insiders say Beijing isn’t likely to risk impacting its booming box office in retaliation against tariffs, but the aggressive U.S. stance could further delay stalled film-quota negotiations.
January 18, 2018 Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund leads $15.5m Series B in Space Cycle
Deal Street Asia – Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund II, managed by WI Harper Group, has led an RMB100 million ($15.5 million) Series B round in boutique fitness studio chain Space Cycle. The transaction marks the fund’s largest investment to date. CastleHill Partners was the exclusive financial advisor to Space Cycle for this transaction.
August 28, 2017 Chinese Film Fund Bets $100M on Hollywood Directors Amid Fraught U.S. Relations
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The mysterious Chinese firm has signed an impressive roster of veteran Hollywood filmmakers to development pacts, including F Gary Gray, Roland Emmerich and James Wan. China might be escalating its crackdown on investment into Hollywood, but at least one bold film company with Middle Kingdom roots is forging ahead undeterred.
Chinese companies and entrepreneurs have poured billions of dollars into buying soccer clubs across Europe.
Now, those companies are turning to the sport that is sometimes referred to in China as “soccer on ice,” at a
moment the NHL is readying a major new push into the world’s most populous country.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL – Sino-Hollywood’s most expensive co-production of all time seeks to break down barriers between East and West, but the film once again shows that lofty goal may be easier said than done