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Comment: Lumentum, II-VI play China antitrust card in bid for Coherent

By Yonnex Li
  • 10 Mar 2021 23:02
  • 10 Mar 2021 23:08
A bidding war between US rivals Lumentum, II-VI and MKS Instruments for laser components supplier Coherent has underscored how playing up competition-approval prospects in China — apart from prices — could be pivotal to winning a bid. The potential buyers aren't wrong in using this leverage, for the ability to mitigate antitrust risks in China does

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Yonnex Li

Chief Correspondent, Greater China


Yonnex has an MA in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, after obtaining a BA in Translation at the same university. At MLex, she writes extensively on antitrust developments in the Greater China region, including investigations, court cases and merger control of international transactions. Prior to joining MLex, she worked as a reporter at the English division of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, providing coverage and analysis on China's banking sector, asset management industry as well as currency and financial reforms.

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