McDonald’s (MCD) is looking to raise $1 billion to $2 billion with the offer of its China and Hong Kong eateries subsequent to choosing to keep up a “noteworthy minority stake in the business,” as per a source referred to by Reuters on Tuesday.

The fast-food goliath could keep up to a 25% stake in the stores, Reuters said, while the Wall Street Journal reports the organization will keep a 20% stake. A consortium drove by private value firm Carlyle (CG) and Chinese combination Citic is near an arrangement esteemed at as much as $2 billion to purchase the China establishment, the Journal said, referring to sources.

An arrangement would require last endorsement from the McDonald’s board and a declaration could be made as right on time as one week from now, as per sources.

McDonald’s chosen to keep the stake as it needs introduction to future development on the planet’s second greatest economy and it will likewise keep its stores in South Korea for the present, Reuters’ source said. The organization has more than 2,800 eateries in China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

A week ago, it was accounted for that McDonald’s was nearing an arrangement with the Carlyle-drove gather. In March, McDonald’s said it would redesign its operations in Asia and a year ago the organization declared its general objective to decrease the quantity of eateries it possesses and works. The fast-food fasten is hoping to place more stores under neighborhood franchisees.

Shares of McDonald’s were lower by 0.39% to $118.83 in pre-advertise exchanging on Tuesday.