Tencent Built Its Empire With 600 Deals In Six Years, Now It Wants To Bury Alibaba

China Money AI is our news writing robot. These articles are edited by humans Tencent has invested over RMB100 billion (US$16 billion) in more than 600 companies during the past six years to build an empire worth over US$500 billion, making it the sixth biggest company in the world. Now the Chinese social networking and gaming giant is eyeing the next battlefield it plans to win: the core retail business of its arch rival Alibaba Group.

Tencent, Suning, JD.Com And Sunac To Invest $5.4B In Dalian Wanda Commercial In Retail Offensive

Tencent Holdings Ltd. has teamed up with investors including Suning Holdings Group, long-time partner JD.com Inc. and Chinese property developer Sunac China Holdings Group to acquire around 14% of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co. for approximately RMB34 billion (US$5.4 billion), the Chinese social networking and gaming giant said today.

China’s Dalian Wanda, HNA May Stage Fire Sale To Balance Books

The great unwinding has begun. Driven by overstretched balance sheets and a government crackdown on lavish overseas spending, China’s two biggest corporate shoppers, Dalian Wanda Group and HNA Group, are set to go on a selling spree. And early indication are that we are about to see a fire sale. Speaking Monday as his company announced results, Wang Jianlin, CEO of Dalian Wanda said the company he heads "will resort to every financial tool to reduce debt, including the disposal of …

2017 In Review: Alibaba, Tencent Lead Ranking Of The Ten Most Acquisitive Companies In China

Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are among the most acquisitive companies in China both by the number of acquisitions and by total deal value of participating transactions. The shift came as some of the most aggressive conglomerates during the past few years dialed back as Beijing cracked down on speculative overseas deals, while the two tech companies deployed more capital for mergers and acquisitions this year.