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Sep 12, 2018 09:06 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

China Buyer Serves Up $5.5 Billion Shot for Wilson Tennis-Racket Maker

Anta Sports’ flagship store in Beijing  on June 20. Photo: VCG
Anta Sports’ flagship store in Beijing on June 20. Photo: VCG

Sporting-apparel maker Anta Sports Products Ltd. is exploring a $5.5 billion bid for the European-based manufacturer of Wilson tennis rackets and Precor weight-lifting equipment in what could become the biggest overseas purchase of all time by a Chinese consumer-goods maker.

Anta and private equity firm FountainVest Partners have submitted a nonbinding preliminary indication of interest to Finland-based Amer Sports Corp., according to a stock exchange filing by Anta on Tuesday. The pair would offer 40 euros ($46.38) per share, which would value the deal at about 4.7 billion euros.

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