Abchurch has won the Financial PR remit for Grand Group Investment, a provider of expansion capital and value-added services to China-based SMEs with high growth potential.
Grand Group is a late stage incubator which focusses on investing in established businesses with either technology or intellectual property that will benefit from Grand’s access to university research and technology.
Unlike the usual Private Equity model adopted by most Chinese investment vehicles, the Group seeks to work closely with potential investee companies even before a financial investment is made, by entering into value-added services agreements 6 to 12 months beforehand. During this period, Grand Group’s management will participate in the day-to-day management of the potential investee, and help shape its strategy. The Group also provides operational, marketing, commercial, financial, and other business support. Grand Group intends to identify companies in growing business sectors, often in conjunction with its partners, such as the TKK Society, which is associated with a range of universities in the PRC.
The Company announced its Intention to Float on AIM on 26 January 2015, and dealings commenced on 27 January 2015.
Julian Bosdet, Senior Partner of Abchurch commented: “Abchurch is delighted to have been appointed by Grand Group. The Company’s unique investment model and focus on Chinese SMEs makes it a very attractive opportunity for London investors looking for access and gain returns from such a high growth market.”
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