China Vanke in talks to buy assets to speed up new business development

An employee walks past a logo of Vanke at its headquarters in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

China Vanke Co Ltd said it was in talks to buy assets in cash, part of the property developer’s effort to accelerate the development of its new businesses.

Vanke entered into a non-binding agreement with the potential seller in December to purchase certain assets. Although the initial timeframe to reach a deal has since passed, talks are onoing, it said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse late on Sunday.

Vanke has appointed intermediaries to conduct due diligence, it added. It did not identify the potential seller.

Vanke, currently embroiled in a high-profile power struggle, has said that its business operations have suffered as a result of the battle for control.

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