CITIC Capital – Company Profile

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Headquarters location:

Hong Kong

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Geographic focus:

Hong Kong & China

Industry focus:

Industry agnostic

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Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”) is an alternative investment management and advisory company. The firm manages over USD4.6 billion of capital from a diverse group of international and Chinese investors. Core businesses include Private Equity, Real Estate, Structured Investment and Finance, Asset Management and Venture. CITIC Capital currently employs over 200 staff members throughout its offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and New York.

The firm combines a deep knowledge of the Chinese business and financial markets with world-class investment expertise to create and maximize value for its investors.

The vast majority of their asset under management comes from blue-chip institutional investors in Europe, Japan, Middle East and North America while less than 20% comes from their existing shareholders and management.

CITIC Capital manages various investment funds with total capital under management of over USD4.6 billion. Each fund is managed by investment professionals with deep experience in their respective areas of expertise. Their investment managers independently make all decisions related to fund investments.

Investment philosophy/criteria

Within the family of funds managed by CITIC Capital, their Structured Investment and Finance Group specializes in arranging debt financing for corporations with unique funding needs, such as financing of a non-recourse nature, use of multiple currencies, cross-border transactions and mezzanine finance. Their products include mezzanine loans, syndicated corporate loans, project finance as well as structured debt instruments.

Their strength is to develop tailor-made financing structures to address borrowers’ specific requirements that may not be fulfilled by conventional banking products. They see themselves as a leading arranger in the funding market, capable of syndicating funds from financial institutions and institutional investors. Their financing capability is further strengthened by leveraging support from their sister banks, China CITIC Bank International in Hong Kong and China CITIC Bank in the PRC, in addition to their own balance sheet.

The firm established CITIC Capital China Mezzanine Fund Limited in 2005. Through this vehicle they create innovative financing structures to address investment opportunities which cannot be satisfied through conventional banking products or pure equity investment. CITIC Capital China Mezzanine Fund Limited invests in a wide range of sectors such as general industry, utilities, infrastructure, transportation and real estate.

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