16 September 2005
Hisense in Kelon take-away
HISENSE Air Conditioner Co has bid $111m for the 262 million shares owned by Greencool in fellow
Chinese manufacturer, the troubled, Kelon. Guangdong Greencool is Kelon's largest shareholder with a 26.43% stake.
Last month, Kelon's chairman Gu Chujun, and four
other Kelon executives were detained by Chinesauthorities on suspicion of committing 'economic crimes'. Kelon subsequently fired Mr Gu whom securities regulators said they suspected of overstating the company's profit since 2002. Gu owns 60% of Guangdong Greencool.