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McDonald's sells China operations to Citic, Carlyle for $2.08 bn

Citic will have a controlling stake of 52%, Carlyle - 28%, and McDonald's 20% of the new company


AFP | Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

McDonalds, China, Hong Kong, Citic Group, Carlyle Group
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US fast-food giant McDonald's will sell its mainland China and Hong Kong franchise business to a consortium of Citic Group and the Carlyle Group for up to $2.08 billion, the said on Monday.

Citic Limited, Citic Capital Holdings, Carlyle Group and McDonald's will form a company that will act as the franchisee responsible for the chain's business in mainland China and Hong Kong for 20 years, Citic Limited said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Citic and Citic Capital will have a controlling stake of 52 per cent, Carlyle will have 28 per cent, and McDonald's will hold 20 per cent of the new company.

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First Published: Mon, January 09 2017. 13:30 IST