First Capital Fund Management Limited
First Capital Fund Management Limited ("First Capital Fund") was approved by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce to be registered and incorporated in the People's Republic of China in September 2012, with registered capital of RMB500 million yuan. It is a private M&A fund company focusing on investment in education and finance industries. First Capital Fund has branch offices in cities throughout China, including Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi, Kunming, Zhengzhou, Nanchang, and Yantai.
First Capital Fund has adopted a partnership system and has been striving to recruit suitable partners across the globe, creating value for fund investors while effectively keeping the partners motivated and maintaining long-term stability of its key employees. Currently, it has a team of 36 partners. In addition, First Capital Fund is constantly innovating its fund investment business model through cooperation with well-known financial institutions or investment groups both domestically and abroad, for the purposes of education industry investment across wider geographies further extended along the industry chain and integration of industry resources, to promote industry transformation and development.
First Capital Fund is striving to build a leading brand in equity investment within the education industry, using financing as a tool to securitise education industry, thereby forming its own financial investment characteristics centered on education. It focuses on investment in the areas that include the education industry and secondary market mergers and acquisitions. First Capital Fund adheres to the philosophy of "value investment" in the culture and education industries, highly respecting and appreciating the sentiment of entrepreneurs in the education industry and providing assistance for the sustainable development of valuable growth companies. It expects to become the most outstanding long-term value discoverer in the field of education at home and overseas and an effective resource integrator across the education industry chain.
Mr. Henry Hao, Chairman
Mr. Henry Hao, Master of Finance, Xiamen University; MSc in International Finance, Newcastle Business School (UK), has served as a Deputy Director of Bank of Communications Offshore Centre, a Senior Manager of Bank of Communications' International Department, a Deputy Director and Director of Bank of Communications New York Branch, and the Principal Vice President of Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch. Having long been engaged in international trade as well as international finance, investment banking, and other financial services, he has gained a wealth of investment and financing management experiences at home and abroad.
Mr. Jeff Zhang, President
Mr. Jeff Zhang, MSc in Fund Management, the University of New South Wales (Australia), has worked more than 10 years in CITIC International Asset Management and CITIC YBN Capital, primarily responsible for the establishment and management of funds, investment and financing services, and government project cooperation. He has also participated in the establishment and management of China's first agricultural industry fund. He has worked in Australia's AIMS Financial Group and assisted a number of Australian financial groups in carrying out their investment business in China. Thus, he is familiar with Australian financial and capital markets with specialised expertise in exploring and creating international financial cooperation.
Mr. Michael Zong ,Executive President
Mr. Michael Zong, EMBA, City University of Hong Kong, has served in financial institutions in the UK for a number of years, and assumed senior executive positions in finance, consulting, and investment institutions after returning to China, providing Chinese and foreign multinational companies with professional consulting services in financing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and overseas investment on a long-term basis.
Mr. BAI Zimin, Chairman, First Capital Education Investment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Mr. Bai Zimin, Doctor of Management, Sichuan University; Chairman, First Capital Education Investment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., has worked at the Sichuan Provincial People's Procuratorate as Chief of Information Technology, a Deputy Director of Investigation Technology, and Director of Information Office. He was later transferred to Zizhong County as a member of the County Standing Committee and a Deputy Country Executive, in charge of education, health, development and reform, urban construction, tourism and foreign affairs. Mr. Bai has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment and management in education, and other areas.