About Asian Capital Group
Asian Capital Group is a corporate advisory group headquartered in Hong Kong. The Group has
an office in Shanghai, the PRC. Asian Capital Group was established in 1998 and specialises in
the provision of a variety of corporate advisory services with a primary focus on companies listed
in Hong Kong.
The Group is active in providing a wide range of corporate advisory services, particularly in the
areas of corporate resumption, debt and corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, fund
raising, placing and underwriting of securities and distressed asset recovery.
Its principal subsidiary, Asian Capital (Corporate Finance) Limited is licensed by the Hong Kong
Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") to carry out dealing in securities, advisting on
securities, advising on corporate finance and asset management.
Asian Capital Group employs qualified professionals who have expertise in mergers and
acquisitions, investment banking, corporate restructuring and asset management.
This integration of skills, knowledge, experience and connections amongst its directors and
management staff, enable Asian Capital Group to provide a high level of advice tailored to
meet the specific needs of its clients.
In 2006, Phillip Capital became a shareholder which added considerable strength and diversity
to the Group, its products and capabilities.
In June 2010, the Group achieved its major milestone via listing on the GEM board of the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising HK$60m in terms of gross proceeds by way of placement of
300 million new shares at a price of HK$0.20 per share.
Between October 2015 to January 2016, the Group, its controlling shareholders, Zhongzhi Capital
entered into agreements whereby Zhongzhi and certain placees subscribed for a total of
approximately 2,031 million new shares, raising gross proceeds of approximately HK$641 million,
and Zhongzhi acquired from the controlling shareholders a total of approximately 648 million
existing shares and made a general offer at HK$0.39 per share for disinterested shareholders.
The Offer closes on 31 March 2016.
Zhongzhi Capital is owned as to 95% by Zhong Hai Sheng Rong and as to 5% by Beijing Zhong
Hai Ju Rong Investment Management Company Limited, respectively. The ultimate parent company
of Zhong Hai Sheng Rong is Zhonghai Sheng Feng (Beijing) Capital Management Limited Company
and the ultimate beneficial owner of which is Mr. Xie Zhikun. Zhongzhi Capital was founded in 2011
with a registered capital of RMB1 billion. Zhongzhi Capital is one of the leading investment managers
in China which focuses on acquisition and investment in industry leading enterprises and listed
companies and is one of the largest industry consolidation funds in China. Based on its excellent
performance, it was awarded as the China’s top ten most active Chinese private equity investment
institution in 2015, China’s top ten venture capital and private equity investment institution with the
best investment returns in 2015 and China’s top ten most innovative Chinese private equity investment institution,venture capital and private equity investment institution in 2015. Zhongzhi Capital’s key
services include private equity investments in the primary market, private placement, mergers and acquisitions of overseas business and funds and merger and acquisition consulting etc. The business partners it works with are ranging from top-tier domestic industry leaders and the world’s leading professional institutions.
Whereas the subscription proceeds will enhance the existing businesses of the Group, leveraging
on Zhongzhi Capital’s business competitive edge and talent pool, the Group is expected to expand
in the investment including mergers and acquisitions as well as asset management businesses in
Hong Kong and also will explore the possibility of expansion to other jurisdication. Already, Zhongzhi Capital has engaged the Group to provide investment advisory and management service for its HK$4 billion of listed securities assets.
As the Group develops its businesses in multiple locations, it will reduce the business risks resulting
from the Group’s reliance on a single market, and could enhance the Group’s competitiveness in its
core businesses, including underwriting, money lending, investments and asset management with the ability to cover businesses in multiple jurisdictions.
The Group wishes to build a business eco-system to create long term drivers for sustainable growth. Besides the normal business chain of “financing-investment-management-exit”, the Group’s business
will be supplemented with value-added services, such as business development, management consultancy and research. Through various channels, the Group will build a business eco-system
covering different industries, talent and project resources as well as financing channels and relationship networks.