52% of the company pass under the control of the Chinese government.
The American company McDonald’s sell 80 percent of its business in China and Hong Kong.
McDonald’s had a deal on the sale of investment Fund with Citic Capital, controlled by the Chinese government and the American private company The Carlyle Group in the amount of 2.08 billion dollars.
Citic would receive 52%, Carlyle 28% of the business, the remaining 20 will remain for McDonald’s.
Under the deal buyers will get the franchise for the development of McDonald’s restaurants for 20 years.
The main motive of the transaction at McDonald’s called changing the business structure in the Asian region, which aims to streamline global operations.
The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, has not yet received the approval of regulators.
Note that McDonald’s restaurants in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, there are about 2.2 thousand.
Note that China has made the likelihood of a trade war with the United States after telephone razgovora Donald trump with the head of Taiwan.
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