Rani Jarkas: China’s outbound M&As surge in both volume and value

Rani Jarkas: In the first half of 2016, the volume of cross-border mergers and acquisitions led by Chinese buyers reached $149.2 billion, exceeding the total volume in 2015. The amount accounted for 23 percent of the total volume of global cross-border M&A, up from 6 percent in the same period last year, according to Tian Guoli, chairman of Bank of China on at the Bank of ChinaBloomberg Global M&A Summit.

Smooth financing channels in capital markets and fast-growing financial investors are the main reasons for the significant increase in 2016.

Mature markets such as Europe and North America continued to be the main destinations for Chinese buyers of sophisticated technology, advanced management experience and well-known brands. Asia was also popular among investors because of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Also, for the first time, privately-owned enterprises surpassed state-owned enterprises in transaction value, accounting for half of the total over the first three quarters of 2016.

Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a boutique investment firm with years of experience in Greater China region, said “The expansion from trade finance to acquisition finance will provide a strategic opportunity for development of the Chinese financial sector. It has accelerated the transformation of China’s financial industry.”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

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王雷(Rani Jarkas):中国对外并购在质和量上均发展迅速

Rani Jarkas: 中国银行董事长田国立中国银行彭博全球并购峰会上表示,2016年上半年,由中国买家主导的跨境并购达到了1492亿美元,超过了2015年全年总量,占到全球总量的23%,比去年同期增长了6个百分点。

资本市场更为便捷的融资渠道和快速增长的金融投资者数量是2016年显著发展的主要原因。

类似欧洲北美这样的成熟市场仍然是中国买家获取成熟技术、先进管理经验和知名品牌的热门地区。由于“一带一路”倡议,亚洲也深受投资者欢迎。

同时,私营企业首次在交易金额上超过国有企业,占到2016前三季度总量的一半。

精品投资公司赛德思投资董事长王雷在大中华区拥有多年经验,他表示:“从贸易金融向收购金融的扩张将为中国金融领域的发展提供战略机遇,加速中国金融产业的转型。”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

王雷(Rani Jarkas):人民币国际化改善全球货币体系

去年11月30日,随着国际货币基金组织宣布人民币获准加入特别提款权货币篮子中国正在推进的全球化努力又取得了新的里程碑。国际货币基金组织新上任的副总裁张涛评价道,人民币的加入不仅帮助中国自身的金融改革,并且对国际金融体系也起到了至关重要的作用。

赛德思投资董事长王雷(Rani Jarkas)在亚洲有多年的金融投资经验。他表示:“根据我们最新的预测,人民币国际化重大进程即将迎来开端。人民币将和其他货币一较高下,最终成为主要货币,并对全球货币体系产生深远的影响。”

全球银行间金融电信协会(SWIFT)数据显示目前人民币已成为第二大贸易融资货币,以及第四或第五大贸易支付货币。人民币占到全球贸易总量的8%和全球贸易支付总量的近2%。

国际清算银行统计显示人民币在全球外汇交易所占的份额在过去三年内翻了一番,从2%上涨到4%。并且其占全球储备货币的份额也提升至1%以上。

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

Rani Jarkas: Yuan’s Internationalization, Betterment of Global Monetary System

Rani Jarkas On November 30, China reached a new milestone in its ongoing internationalization efforts when it was announced by the IMF that the RMB was approved to join Special Drawing Rights basket. The inclusion of the Chinese currency will not only help China‘s financial reforms but the evolution of the international financial system, according to Zhang Tao, the new Deputy Managing Director of the IMF.

Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, an investment pioneer with years of financial experience in Asia, said, “As expected with our recent forecast, this is the start of major internationalization of the RMBYuan will compete strongly with all other currencies to eventually become a major currency and contribute greatly to the global monetary system.”

Data from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications show the yuan is the second-largest trade financing currency, and the fourth- or fifth-largest trade payment currency. And the yuan‘s proportion in global trade is 8%, and in global trade payment nearly 2%.

Statistics from the Bank for International Settlements show the yuan‘s share in global foreign exchange trade has doubled in three years, from 2% to 4%. And its share as a global reserve currency is slightly more than 1%.

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

Reduced Tax Burden on Business will Benefit Foreign Firms as well as Domestic Enterprises / 税负减轻将使国内外企业获益

China has expanded a pilot program to finally put all industries under a unified value-added tax (VAT) regime as part of a wider push to deepen the country’s economic reform.

Experts have described it as the most significant tax and fiscal reform in decades as it further improves the country’s tax structure and will sustain economic growth in the long run.

“The reform will reinforce the current performance of the economy, allow the market to play a decisive role, and eventually sustain momentum of its future development,” said Rani Jarkas, chairman of Hong Kong-headquartered financial services firm Cedrus Investments.

Starting from May 1, the VAT replaced business tax (BT) in the sectors of construction, real estate, financial services and consumer services to avoid double taxation, a move expected to slash taxes by over 500 billion yuan (76.9 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016 alone.

The latest extension came four years after the first trial run of the services sector VAT reform in the financial hub of Shanghai. With that, the VAT has essentially taken the place of the BT in all sectors.

The VAT taxes only the value added at each link in the production chain. It is in line with international practices and more efficient as it avoids the double taxation of the BT regime, which is based on the gross revenue of a business, including the cost of input.

Premier Li Keqiang has urged solid efforts to deliver the VAT reform and pledged lower taxes across the board.

It is expected to directly help the tertiary industry, which makes up more than half of the Chinese economy and is critical to China’s economic transition. Traditional manufacturing businesses stand to benefit too, as they enjoy more deductibles under the unified tax regime.

http://www.cedrusinvestments.com/pdf/news/english/2016.5.2/Daily%20Telegraph.pdf

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

Report to Jokowi, Foreign Investor was Treated Unfairly by Police Headquarter

Jakarta, HanTer – President Joko Widodo received reports regarding foreign investor Cedrus Investments Ltd. who complained of being treated unfairly by the Police Headquarters.

It was said by the Chairman of Barisan Relawan Jokowi President (BaraJP), Sihol Manullang, through a written statement, in Jakarta, Saturday (25/06/2016).

According to Sihol, he and other volunteers met with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace, Jakarta, Friday (24/6) night, to deliver documents and explanation regarding the case of Cedrus Investments Ltd.

“On that occasion, President said he will learn it,” he said.

Sihol explains, other elements of volunteers who met with President Joko Widodo, such as, Muhammad Yamin (Secretariat Nasional Jokowi), Reinhart Parapart (Kebangkitan Indonesia Baru), Immanuel Ebezener (Jokowi Mania), Obby and Junaidi (Relawan Penggerak Jakarta Baru).

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Lapor ke Jokowi, Investor Asing Diperlakukan Tak Adil Oleh Mabes Polri

Jakarta, HanTer – Presiden Joko Widodo menerima laporan perihal investor asing Cedrus Investment Ltd yang mengeluhkan diperlakuan tidak adil oleh Mabes Polri.
Hal itu dikatakan Ketua Umum Barisan Relawan Jokowi Presiden (BaraJP), Sihol Manullang, melalui keterangan tertulisnya, di Jakarta, Sabtu (25/6/2016).

Menurut Sihol, dirinya beserta sejumlah relawan bertemu dengan Presiden Joko Widodo di Istana Negara, Jakarta, Jumat (24/6) malam, untuk menyampaikan dokumen serta penjelasan persoalan Cedrus Investmen Ltd.

“Pada kesempatan tersebut, Presiden mengatakan akan mempelajarinya,” katanya.

Sihol menjelaskan, elemen relawan lainnya yang bertemu dengan Presiden Joko Widodo antara lain, Muhammad Yamin (Sekretariat Nasional Jokowi), Reinhart Parapat (Kebangkitan Indonesia Baru), Immanuel Ebenezer (Jokowi Mania), serta Obby dan Junaidi (Relawan Penggerak Jakarta Baru).

http://nasional.harianterbit.com/nasional/2016/06/25/64655/25/Lapor-ke-Jokowi-Investor-Asing-Diperlakukan-Tak-Adil-Oleh-Mabes-Polri

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

RANI JARKAS, CHAIRMAN OF CEDRUS INVESTMENTS, WELCOMES MR. RANDY HICE JOINING THE LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD

HONG KONG, 23rd August, 2016 – Abbott Informatics’ Manager of Global Strategy, Mr. Randy Hice, joins Cedrus Investments’ (“Cedrus”) Life Sciences Advisory Board.

Randy is recognized worldwide as a leading authority in laboratory informatics, specifically focused on complex, large-scale implementation of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), and sophisticated Cloud architectures.  He has been working in the field of laboratory automation since 1984, first as a programmer/analyst at Digital Equipment Corporation, then as a Principal with Laboratory Expertise Center.  In 1989, he pioneered Laboratory Workflow Analysis as a methodology for system selection, project planning, harmonization, and system design.  With STARLIMS Corporation purchasing Laboratory Expertise Center in 2008 and STARLIMS being acquired subsequently, he now serves as the Manager of Global Strategy for Abbott Informatics where his focus is on complex business analysis, harmonization, inter-operational platforms, Clinical LIS, and Cloud Computing. He is also responsible for analyzing global market potential, demand and profitability for complex informatics systems.

Randy has developed global laboratory automation and harmonization strategies for leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and Contract Research Organization (CRO) companies, identifying opportunities to share and utilize critical laboratory data across corporate locations in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

As the manager of the Strategic Consulting group of Abbott Informatics, Randy assumed the visionary role of leading the Cloud Services initiative in which he developed service offerings in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) areas to meet the growing demand for Cloud applications.

Randy is the most published author in the world of laboratory automation and workflow analysis, and has served as the monthly Laboratory Automation editor for the Scientific Computing magazine since 1996.  He has also contributed to American Pharmaceutical Review and American Laboratory.

Cedrus Investments has been investing in and providing financial advisory services to the life sciences industry for over a decade.  In recent years, the firm has been assisting Australian and European life sciences companies to increase their visibility with a broad pool of institutional investors in the Greater China region.  At the same time, Cedrus also helps Chinese biopharmaceutical companies and investors to identify valuable overseas investment opportunities.

Mr. Hice said, “I am delighted to join the Cedrus’ Life Sciences Advisory Board. I look forward to sharing my expertise and experience with the Cedrus’ team to identify and evaluate exciting investment opportunities.”

Mr. Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments extended his welcome and said, “We are excited to have Mr. Randy Hice joined our Life Sciences Advisory Board.  As a reputable figure in laboratory informatics, Randy is an ideal addition to the board.  His decades of experience and in-depth knowledge will be invaluable to both Cedrus’ direct investments and its investor clients from across the globe.  In addition, Randy’s global connections and business development skills in the industry also solidify Cedrus’ unique position in identifying early opportunities to maximize investment returns.”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas