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Alternative Energy »
Clean and creative solutions that employ renewable or lower-polluting energy, helping counter the environmental, economic and social effects of urbanization.
Alternative energy production and demand growth is gaining momentum globally. Taking major steps in this field, China is already one of the top renewable or lower-polluting energy producers in the world. As a country with a rapidly growing economy and rapid urbanization that is expanding city limits and increasing city populations dramatically, China is implementing policies that advocate diversified energy sources. In a parallel effort, private companies are introducing innovative ways that support the use of clean energy.
Electric vehicles leased, rented, and supplied to institutional fleets and individuals. Vehicle charging and after sales service are key components of the service model. EV Buy works closely with local governments, property management companies, and carmakers to provide an integrated EV solution as part of a broader electric vehicle rollout in China.
EV Buy has obtained strategic investment from Tiandi Growth Capital (TDGC, www.tdgc.com) and Gobi Partners (www.gobivc.com). TDGC is a venture capital firm focused on clean technologies, while Gobi Partners is a leading venture capital firm focused on technology and TMT.
Consumer Goods »
Consumer goods supply chains that are efficient while environmentally and socially conscious.
As disposable income increases in China, people are willing to pay a premium for quality products when a strong value proposition exists. This industry is not only expanding in scope in terms of both durable and non-durable items, but is also undergoing strategic change in terms of both demand and supply. As a result, relatively innovative, expensive, and high quality consumer goods are increasingly available.
FIELDS is China’s premium online grocer that delivers high quality, safe and consistent products to retail customers. It provides friendly, reliable, and professional service through a user-friendly website and mobile platforms. FIELDS is growing its customers and per customer revenues rapidly in Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu, and is now able to deliver nationwide to all major cities in China.
Sun Art Retail Group (6808.HK), the largest hypermarket operator in China, which markets under the recognized banners of RT-Mart, Auchan, and Feiniu, is a strategic investor in Fields.
FSJuice is Shanghai’s first fresh juice maker built on the concept of whole food supplements. We provide a healthful snack and meal replacement solution by making better-for-you beverages, and have them delivered fresh to your door or available through premium supermarkets and convenience stores. FSJuice offers a variety of well-formulated cold-pressed juices (greens, roots and fruits), NFC juices, nut milks, and tea options. Each 350ml bottle is packed with over 1kg of fresh raw produce, with no water, sugar or preservatives added, to maintain health, vitality and energy.
Chengwei Capital and China Consumer Retail Capital (CCRC) are strategic investors in FSJuice. Chengwei Capital is a leading private equity firm in China. And CCRC is a consumer focused private equity fund.
Mr Soup provides hot, ready to serve soups and soup meal sets to retail customers. In many countries around the world, so-called chunky soups are meals on their own. Mr Soup seeks to develop this light and healthful fare as a delicious and enjoyable alternative to the 3-5 course meal typical of Chinese diets. Mr Soup’s products are all natural, with no additives, artificial flavorings/colorings, and no MSG added. Mr Soup is growing at 15%+ per month and currently serves customers in Shanghai through quick office and home delivery service. To serve customers better, Mr Soup has merged with well-known catering brand Wuqi, with brand operation, products producing & delivery, and marketing ability & service strengthened further.
Alternative financing options for small and medium sized businesses.
With customers at the center of most financial service transactions, creating innovative, convenient and high-valued services is a top priority in China. As many firms experience organic or structural growth, they are learning to accommodate customers’ expanding needs, leverage new technologies, and adopt e-business strategies. Their competitive standing is fueled not just by their changing customer demographics, but also by their international scope, cost-effectiveness and creative financing.
A finance company licensed by China’s MOFCOM to conduct RMB-denominated financial and operating leasing business, Q-TZG Leasing focuses on customers and assets in the transportation and construction sectors. The company benefits from the gap between supply and demand of secured credit for small to medium sized businesses in China, which are often not able to access financing from state-owned banks. The company is recognized for its risk management, and its ability to bring value to complex deals through creative deal structuring and proprietary industry knowledge.
TZG built Q-TZG Leasing in collaboration with Q Investments of Fort Worth, Texas.
Zhejiang Construction Investment Equipment Leasing Co. Ltd.(“ZCI Leasing”)
Launched in 2005 in Hangzhou, the company provides equipment rentals, as well as value-adding services such as equipment installation, inspection and maintenance to customers. It has served customers across the Yangtze Delta region (including high-profile projects such as Hangzhou Subway, Hangzhou-Anhai Highway, No.9 Bridge on Qiantang River and West Lake Square), helping manage the necessary investment into public infrastructure as related to urbanization in China.
TZG co-invested in ZCI Leasing with Q Investments, Zhejiang Construction Investment Group, and Deson (0262.HK).
Initiatives that provide innovative services to consumers.
The services industry in China has experienced revolutionary changes as a result of innovation, regulatory developments, and shifting consumer demands. Market trends, including workforce globalization and a great focus on health, environmental protection, and social responsibility, are altering the dimensions of the industry. As a result, the next generation of services will turn workplaces and home spaces into environments that are personalized, efficient, and conscientious.
Serenity is a wellness center that provides hospitality, care, and education to newborn infants and their mothers. In Chinese tradition, for the mother this one-month period immediately after giving birth is not only a time of recuperation and recovery, but also an opportunity for re-birth. Serenity combines international-level service and care with this Chinese tradition to provide an environment and experience focused on health, safety, and quality.
The Ningbo Hualuxe Hotel is the centerpiece of major redevelopment currently underway to transform the Ningbo Economic and Technical Development Zone, also known as Beilun, in the downtown area. The 345-room five-star 57,000 square meter project also features a middle tier hotel, offices and a retail and entertainment center. As the result of significant strategic planning and partnerships amongst hospitality experts, the construction of this landmark project is currently underway.
Drawing on TZG’s experience and expertise to serve Asian tourists in a range of unique ways.
In this day and age, travel is a multi-dimensional experience, and not only are customers more exacting and knowledgeable but they are also calling for a greener experience when traveling. The travel industry, like all industries, is becoming more accountable for its impact on the health and sustainability of the planet. Cross sector innovation across China is generating new ideas and translating them into realities that bring about change. Through targeted initiatives, companies are pointing the way toward greater economic and social wellness, environmental protection and restoration for current and future generations.
QUAFRICA introduces the beautiful wonders of Africa through fully customized high-end travel programs that will entice the most discerning of travelers, connecting travelers with Africa’s people, wildlife, and environment in unique ways. QUAFRICA also places a strong emphasis on ensuring that responsible tourism underpins the real-world interactions our clients enjoy with Africa’s communities, wildlife and environment.
QUDISCOVER is an exclusive online travel service supplier that provides travelers with access to the greatest experiences around the globe. Our goal is to help you experience the thrill of discovery – whether it be diving in Micronesia, Heli-skiing in Canada, embarking on a cultural discovery in Turkey or attending the Grand Prix in Monaco – we customize journeys to fit your needs. Come and Experience the Thrill of Discovery.
China will continue to see increasing leisure time and disposable income of the burgeoning middle class nationwide. Government policy supports expansion of the high-speed rail network and growth in the tourism industry. As discretionary vacation days, personal vehicle ownership and family outings become more common, demand for large-scale popular entertainment grows. The Shanghai Expo and Shanghai Disneyland show the popularity of a wide range of attractions, shows and related service businesses. AsiaParks enters into partnerships with developers and world-class brands to create and manage theme parks and destination resorts.
AsiaParks was acquired by theme park equipment manufacturer Jingang Culture & Tech Group.
The company was founded to open up Western China to luxury tourism. TGL has completed the design and construction of Tangula Luxury Trains, three-luxury tourist trains which will run on two routes, Beijing – Lhasa and Beijing – Dali/Lijiang, with stops in tourist destinations. TZG sold its controlling stake to a strategic investor in 2007, ceding its role in operations.
Delivering information services through pioneering technology.
The further growth and sustainability of the telecommunications industry is centered on three key pillars: investing in industry relevant companies, enabling them through policy and regulatory issues, and supporting their growth (in terms of scale as well as technological advancement) through research and partnership. In China, the industry has evolved from a nascent to a burgeoning one, and in fact, an entire generation has been transformed as technology merges with culture.
Q Towers International
A mobile telecommunications asset servicing and financing company that is poised to undertake significant asset build-out, acquisition, and leasing activities in China’s mobile communications market. The company identifies signal coverage gaps, proactively and in partnership with mobile carriers. Q Towers International is widely regarded as a pioneer and creative expert in telecom leasing and co-location, thereby leading the efforts to increase asset utilization and efficiency in the industry.
TZG built Q Towers International in collaboration with Q Investments of Fort Worth, Texas.
A specialist mobile communications engineering and servicing company, Huichen has received numerous awards and recognition. Its mission is to build a world-class wireless network, as summed up by its motto ‘standing in China, facing the world’.
TZG co-invested in Huichen with Q Investments of Fort Worth, Texas. TZG exited its stake in Huichen to Tuopo Asset Management in 2011.