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July 28, 2008

Carlyle Learns Bitter Chinese Lesson

In 2005, the Carlyle Group agreed to pay $375 million for Xugong Group Construction Machinery, however, according to the Financial Times report, it soon became a contentious issue that the Chinese government was pressured to block by nationalistic groups.  The asset was considered a strategic asset that was being sold at a bargain price.  The deal fell through this week, in what many consider a culmination of the difficulties of doing business in China.

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