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Milestones of China Everbright Limited


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  • China Everbright Group invested in Hong Kong’s IHD Holdings Ltd.  and changed its name to China Everbright-IHD Pacific Ltd.

Built a financial holding platform

  • 19 September 1997: China Everbright-IHD Pacific Ltd. changed its name to China Everbright Limited(CEL). Divesting the company from its original retail and restaurant ventures, it acquired the stakes of AXA Insurance (5%), International Bank of Asia (20%), China Everbright Bank (20%), Everbright Securities (49%), Standard Life Asia (20%), Everbright Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. (100%), to build itself into a financial holding company.

Entered into direct- investment business

  • While supporting the development of China Everbright Bank and Everbright Securities, it also put efforts into developing securities, futures, foreign exchange transactions and IPO sponsorships. In 2003, it sponsored the listing of the Fujian Zijin Mining Group on the Hong Kong stock exchange
  • 2001: Established Everbright Venture Capital (Shenzhen) Limited, marking its entry into the field of direct investment
  • 2004: Established its first private equity fund, “China Special Opportunities Fund I,” at a scale of US$50 million. The Fund’s investment projects - TechFaith Wireless, Goldwind, China High Speed Transmission, and China Sunshine Paper were all successfully listed
  • Becames a constituent stock of MSCI China Free Market Index

Took transformative steps to develop its fund management business

  • Established “China Special Opportunities Fund II” and “China Special Opportunities Fund III”, successfully raising around US$600 million
  • Established three venture capital funds dedicated to early-stage startup investments, successfully raising around RMB 1.2 billion
  • Acquired the Lehman Brothers’Chinese real estate fund management platform “ALAM Investment”, renamed it as “EBA Investments” and transformed it into the top one real estate fund management company in mainland China
  • 2008: Established “China Everbright Charitable Foundation” to devote long-term commitment in corporate social responsibility
  • 2009: Established and raised around US$900 million for the “China Infrastructure Fund” with Macquarie
2011 to 2014

Became China’s leading cross-border investment and asset management firm

  • Securities brokerage and investment banking business was transferred to Everbright Securities so as to concentrate the resources on its core business
  • Acquired China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, and on July 2014 it was successfully listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company purchased approximately 300 Airbus and Boeing aircrafts, and it has built China’s largest aircraft dismantling base in Heilongjiang, which becomes China’s leading  one-stop aircraft full life-cycle solutions provider
  • Invested in “Everbright Prestige Capital Asset Management” to develop its mainland China asset management business
  • Invested in Ying Li, a PRC property developer listed in Singapore and became its second largest shareholder
  • Received QFII, RQFII, QDII investment advisor, China Inter-Bank Market Trade license and additional QFII quota
  • Became a constituent stock of the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index and Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index
2015 to present

Further consolidated with soaring size bolstered by huge growth

  • Acquired “Huichen Senior Nursing Homes” in Beijing to develop high-end elderly care business in mainland China
  • Established its first Fund of Funds
  • Worked with IDG to jointly establish Everbright-IDG Industrial Fund
  • Worked with Focus Media to jointly set up Everbright Zhongying Capital
  • Set up Walden CEL Global Fund I with Walden International Group
  • Became a constituent stock of the Hang Seng High Dividend Yield Index
  • Cultivated and developed the AIoT platform company – Terminus
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21 Apr 2020 Everbright “Belt & Road” green fund is officially established, with capital raised in the first phase set at RMB 10 Billion;Fundraising from Everbright cornerstone LPs completed
19 Mar 2020 China Everbright Limited announces 2019 annual results,new strategy shapes new future AUM increases to HK$157.0 billion, hitting historical high
17 Mar 2020 China Everbright Limited initiated the establishment of RMB 1 billion “Donghu Everbright FinTech Innovation Fund” in collaboration with other units to fight the pandemic
17 Jan 2020 Everbright’s CALC Orders 40 New Airbus A321neo Aircraft,Strengthened order book enhances Group’s asset management capability consolidating its market leadership


06 Dec 2019 Everbright Collaborates With Taizhou Jiangsu Province to Establish “Taizhou CEL Health Industrial Fund” with Total AUM of RMB2 Billion
06 Nov 2019 Investcorp and China Everbright announce enhanced collaboration for investments in the Greater China technology sector
30 Sep 2019 China Everbright Limited’s Investment Project “Hillstone Networks” lists at SSE STAR Market
04 Sep 2019 Everbright's EBA Investments launches second phase of shelf registration REITs
12 Aug 2019 Everbright’s Terminus Completes RMB2 Billion of Series C1 Financing
17 May 2019 Everbright's EBA Investments launches first phase of shelf registration REITs
30 Apr 2019 Everbright’s Nantong Semiconductor Fund Invests in XH Smart
26 Apr 2019 Everbright’s Walden CEL Global Fund I Invests in Tongdun Technology, A Leading Fintech Risk Management Provider
28 Jan 2019 Everbright’s China Everbright Zhongying Capital leads Series B2 financing of Codemao


18 Sep 2018 Everbright and Investcorp Inaugurate Strategic Cooperation in China’s New Economy
13 Sep 2018 NIO, another Portfolio Company of Everbright Goes IPO and Listed on New York Stock Exchange
28 Jun 2018 Everbright’s portfolio company UXIN Group Listed in NASDAQ
26 Apr 2018 CEL Underlying Fund Invests in Iceland’s Arctic Green Energy Corporation – A leading global developer and operator of geothermal heating technology
12 Apr 2018 Everbright Overseas Infrastructure Investment Fund acquires Boreal Holding AS
09 Apr 2018 CEL joined forces with TMP and Tencent Film to form an investment cooperative promoting cultural exchange between China and foreign countries
26 Feb 2018 CEL real estate asset management platform EBA Investments establishes its US-based asset management platform, move signals company’s intent to expand international presence


26 Oct 2017 China Everbright Limited and Walden International Group launch special private equity fund for semiconductor, IT industries
25 Oct 2017 CEL celebrates 20th anniversary with gala cocktail reception, past and present HKSAR Chief Executives, political and business leaders officiate as Group marks major milestone
26 May 2017 China Everbright Limited added to the Hang Seng High Dividend Yield Index
12 Apr 2017 Everbright-IDG Industrial Fund and Shanghai Film Art Academy jointly launch Venice Film Festival’s Asia-Pacific Unit
30 Mar 2017 CEL, IDG Capital Extend Cooperation as Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of IDG Group
25 Jan 2017 CEL Global Investment Fund, L.P. Completes Its Second Closing and is one step closer towards overseas investments


07 Oct 2016 CEL Completed Acquisition of 100% Shares in Tirana International Airport
29 Sep 2016 China’s First PERE+REITs Product Launched EBP-EBA IMIX Park Asset-backed Special Programme Now Officially Listed
30 Aug 2016 CEL and Focus Media Join Forces to Set Up a RMB5 Billion “New Industry Investment Fund”
17 Aug 2016 CEL Global Investment Fund Established and Completes Its First Closing of US$264 million, A Further Step to Overseas Investment
16 Aug 2016 China Everbright Limited Issues Panda Bonds: A Boost for RMB’s Internationalisation
29 Jun 2016 CEL and IDG Capital Join Hands to Launch the Largest and Most Influential M&A Investment Fund in China
13 May 2016 Everbright Secures Acquisition of Beijing Huichen Nursing Home


14 Dec 2015 Everbright was rated “Baa2” by Moody’s and “BBB” by Fitch Ratings
08 Dec 2015 Everbright and Zero2IPO Group Co-organise "The 15th China Equity Investment Annual Forum"
16 Nov 2015 Everbright Investment Conference 2015 held in Chongqing
01 Sep 2015 Everbright’s aircraft leasing company CALC joins Hang Seng Composite Index
15 Jul 2015 China Everbright Limited Completes Joint Investment in Sinowel
02 Jul 2015 China Everbright Limited becomes a strategic shareholder of Shanghai Jiabao Expanding Real Estate Assets Management Network
14 Jun 2015 EBA Investments enters strategic partnership with Sunshine 100, strengthening leading position in China real estate funds
22 May 2015 China Everbright Ltd to Jointly Acquire U.S. Innovative Biotechnology Company Ambrx
29 Apr 2015 China iTransport Investment Management Limited, a subsidiary of China Everbright Limited was officially set up in Beijing
23 Apr 2015 China Everbright Ltd and Sinowel Enterprise Group Sign a Partnership Agreement
22 Apr 2015 Beijing Hanbang Technology Company Limited, an investment of China Everbright Limited was listed on the GEM Board of Shenzhen Stock Exchange
27 Mar 2015 EBA Investments Awarded No.1 of Top 10 Funds in terms of Comprehensive Strength among the 2015 China Real Estate Funds
14 Jan 2015 Everbright Prestige Capital received the QDLP qualification
07 Jan 2015 Jiangsu Turbine Seal High-Technology Co., Ltd., an investment of China Everbright Limited was listed on the OTC Bulletin Board


31 Dec 2014 Anyang Xinsheng Machine Tool Co., Ltd., an investment of China Everbright Limited was listed on the OTC Bulletin Board
17 Nov 2014 Beijing Leili Marine Bioindustry, Inc., an investment of China Everbright Limited was listed on the OTC Bulletin Board
04 Nov 2014 Everbright Investment Conference 2014 held in Xiamen
30 Oct 2014 Sector fund initiated by Everbright Ashmore announces completion of contract signing
14 Oct 2014 Everbright Assets Management Granted Investment Qualification in China Interbank Bond Market
29 Sep 2014 CECEP Wind-Power, an Investment Project of China Everbright Ltd. listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange
03 Sep 2014 Everbright Together With Sequoia Capital and Highlight Capital Jointly Invest in Yuyue Medical
02 Sep 2014 Ying Li Gains Shareholders’ Approval to Bring in Everbright as Its Second Largest and Strategic Shareholder
30 Aug 2014 iSoftStone Information Technology, an Investment Project of China Everbright Ltd. Completes Privatisation
29 Aug 2014 Yida Chemical, an Investment Project of Everbright Listed on the New Third Board
22 Aug 2014 Catalyst CEL Fund Acquires a Controlling Stake in Lamina Technologies
15 Jul 2014 Everbright Financial Leasing (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is officially established at Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone
11 Jul 2014 Everbright’s China Aircraft Leasing Company was listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
30 Jun 2014 China Everbright Limited Intends to Invest HK$1.76 Billion in Ying Li, a PRC Property Developer Listed in Singapore to Become its Second Largest and Strategic Shareholder
20 Jun 2014 China Everbright Ltd. invested in “Prestige Capital Asset Management” to become one of its substantial shareholders
10 Jun 2014 Qingdao Port, an Investment Project of China Everbright Ltd. is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
27 May 2014 Shandong Hi-Speed Everbright Industrial Investment Fund secured its first RMB 1.8 billion fund raising
25 Mar 2014 Beijing LVSAN Chemistry, an Investment Project of Everbright VC Funds is listed on the New Third Board
28 Feb 2014 Everbright reached approximately US$100 million in first closing for CEL Catalyst China Israel Fund tapping Israeli investment opportunities


13 Dec 2013 Everbright Investment Project - Focus Media Awarded Best Leveraged Loan/Leveraged Financed Deal
18 Feb 2013 After the launch of QDII product and receiving the QFLP qualification, Everbright’s asset management arm received QFII license
19 Jan 2013 Opened the Qingdao office


18 Jul 2012 China Aircraft Leasing Company Ltd., a jointly controlled entity of Everbright, introduced China Aerospace Investment Holding Ltd. As a strategic investor and announced that it had purchased 36 new Airbuses
18 Jul 2012 Jiawei, an investment project, was listed on the A-share market of China. Global Market Group, another investment project, was listed in London. Participated in the privatisation of Focus Media and finally completed the privitisation of Yucheng
18 Jul 2012 Established two Hedge Funds, one Mezzanine Fund, one Medical and Healthcare Fund, and one QDII Trust Scheme for bond investments in Greater China
18 Jul 2012 2012 Everbright Investment Conference was first held in Sanya
18 Jul 2012 Everbright celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala dinner in Hong Kong
18 Jul 2012 Everbright was selected as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index, Hang Seng China-Affliliated Corporations Index, Hang Seng High Dividend Yield Index and MSCI China Index
18 Jul 2012 Everbright entered into cooperation with Social Workers Across Borders and kicked off “Project Companion – Professional Social Workers in Greater China Scheme”


18 Jul 2011 Served as sponsor for the listing of China New Economy Fund Ltd in Hong Kong
18 Jul 2011 Everbright Project Celebrates Festive Season with “Happy 1+1” Christmas Interactive Mega-Party
18 Jul 2011 Everbright investment fund project China Outfitters listed on HKEX
18 Jul 2011 Everbright receives 2011 honorable mention at Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards
18 Jul 2011 Everbright Securities International sponsors China Vehicle Components Technology listing on HKEX
18 Jul 2011 Macquarie Everbright Infrastructure Fund Management Company Establishes footprint in Pudong, Shanghai
18 Jul 2011 Everbright’s new shanghai office opens
18 Jul 2011 Everbright acquires equity interest in China Aircraft Leasing Company Limited
18 Jul 2011 Everbright’s 2010 annual report won two international awards
18 Jul 2011 Macquarie Everbright Greater China Infrastructure Fund Reaches USD729 million in available funds
18 Jul 2011 Everbright Securities International sponsors listing of Dragon Crown Group Holdings Limited on HKSE Main Board
18 Jul 2011 Everbright won most competitive venture capital firm and two other awards
18 Jul 2011 Everbright divests 51% interest of Everbright Securities (International) to Everbright Securities
18 Jul 2011 Direct Investment’s Project Beingmate is Listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange SME Board
18 Jul 2011 Everbright and China Everbright Charitable Foundation named Caring Company and Caring Organisation the second consecutive year


18 Jul 2010 Served as sponsor for the listing of Flyke International and Tian Shan Development
18 Jul 2010 Placed new shares which generated proceeds of HK$2.3 billion for the expansion of the Macro Asset Management Platform
18 Jul 2010 Everbright ALAM introduces Ashmore as new strategic partner
18 Jul 2010 Opened the new Beijing Office
18 Jul 2010 Everbright added as the constituent of the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index
18 Jul 2010 Served as sponsor for the listing of Flyke International, Tian Shan Development, China Datong Corporation Renewable Power and Credit China Holdings Ltd
18 Jul 2010 Everbright Project commences with the full support of Everbright Charitable Fund
18 Jul 2010 Extended Strategic Partnership with Jiangyin City through a New Energy Fund at RMB 3 Billion
18 Jul 2010 Named “Outstanding Investment Corporation” in “The 5th CAPITAL China Outstanding Enterprise Awards”
18 Jul 2010 Opened Mongkok Branch To Provide One-stop “Brokerage and Wealth Management” Services
18 Jul 2010 Everbright and Everbright Securities in discussion on the sale and purchase of 51% shares capital of Everbright Securities (International) Ltd


18 Jul 2009 Served as sponsor for the listing of Strong Petrochemical and QinFa Group
18 Jul 2009 Established a Mainland real estate investment fund and two venture capital funds
18 Jul 2009 Established Infrastructure Investment Funds focused on Greater China with Macquarie
18 Jul 2009 Named "Outstanding Investment Corporation" in "CAPITAL China Outstanding Enterprise Awards"


18 Jul 2008 China Everbright Opened Branch in Hung Hom Whampoa
18 Jul 2008 Gained "Outstanding Investment Enterprise" Award at the "3rd Capital Outstanding China Enterprise Awards"
18 Jul 2008 Everbright acquired a 51% stake in property private equity firm ALAM


18 Jul 2007 Served as sponsor for the listing of Hong Long Holdings Limited on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
18 Jul 2007 Established China Everbright Wealth Management Limited, providing a one-stop financial service
18 Jul 2007 Direct investment project - China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Nanjing Gear), Sunshine Paper, Golden Wind listed in Hong Kong
18 Jul 2007 Grand opening of China Everbright Securities and Wealth Management Centre in North Point
18 Jul 2007 Group's profit of 2007 amounted to HK$5.01 billion, another record high
18 Jul 2007 Awarded as one of the "Hong Kong Outstanding Enterprises 2007" by "Economic Digest"
18 Jul 2007 Everbright Bank completed the restructuring exercise. The group’s equity interest in Everbright Bank diluted to 6.23%


18 Jul 2006 Grand opening of Tianjin Port Financial Company Limited, in which the Group held a 19.9% equity interest
18 Jul 2006 Generated net profit of HK$ 879 million for 2006, with Hong Kong operating profits hitting a new record


18 Jul 2005 Established the hedge fund "China Everbright Dragon Fund"
18 Jul 2005 Served as sponsor for listing for Enric Energy Equipment Holdings Limited and Guangdong Nan Yue Logistics Company Limited on the Growth Enterprise Market and Main Board respectively
18 Jul 2005 Invested in Nanjing Gear and Goldwind Technology
18 Jul 2005 Served as underwriter for listings of China Infrastructure Machinery Holdings Limited and Minth Group Limited on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
18 Jul 2005 China Everbright Research Limited ranked 26th in Asiamoney 2005
18 Jul 2005 The first direct investment project, TechFaith, listed on NASDAQ
18 Jul 2005 Net profit for 2005 amounted to HK$296 million


18 Jul 2004 Accepted an offer from Fubon Financial Holding Company and disposed of its 20% stake in International Bank of Asia Limited
18 Jul 2004 Held a joint event in conjunction with Everbright Securities Company Limited, the "2004 China Investment Forum" aimed at enhancing exchange in international financial industry and enjoys economic growth in China


18 Jul 2003 Served as sponsor for the listing of Fujian Zijin Mining Industry Co., Limited on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, which was over 700 times oversubscribed, the highest for the year
18 Jul 2003 Established SeaBright Asset Management Limited with Seagate Global Advisors, LLC to provide asset management and financial advisory services to investors
18 Jul 2003 Established the China Everbright Limited Beijing Representative Office, responsible for liaison and enquiry on investment related businesses
18 Jul 2003 Generated net profit of HK$224 million for 2003


18 Jul 2002 Sold its 35% equity interest in Standard Life (Asia) Limited to Standard Life Insurance Company and withdrew from the joint venture insurance business


18 Jul 2001 Admitted into the Morgan Stanley Capital International's China Free Index
18 Jul 2001 Included in the Hang Seng 200 Index (HS 200 Index)
18 Jul 2001 Awarded by Finance Asia as one of the "Best Managed Companies" in Asia and ranked eighth amongst enterprises in China
18 Jul 2001 Established CEL Venture Capital (Shenzhen) Limited, entering into the field of direct investment; A platform of the Group in the Mainland China, specializing in direct investments
18 Jul 2001 Acquired additional equity interest in China Everbright Bank, shareholding increased from 20% to 21.39%
18 Jul 2001 Generated net profit of HK$371 million for 2001


18 Jul 2000 Mr. Wang Mingquan appointed as Chairman of the Group
18 Jul 2000 Generated net profit of HK$1.29 billion for 2000


18 Jul 1999 Acquired 49% equity interest in Everbright Securities Company Limited
18 Jul 1999 Mr. Liu Mingkang appointed as Chairman of the Group
18 Jul 1999 Established Standard Life (Asia) Limited, with Standard Life Assurance Company and HIH Insurance (Asia) Limited
18 Jul 1999 Generated net profit of HK$433 million for 1999


18 Jul 1998 Acquired China Everbright Financial Holdings Limited from parent company - China Everbright Holdings Company Limited thus entering the field of financial services


02 Aug 1997 Acquired 20% equity interest in International Bank of Asia Limited
18 Jul 1997 Acquired 2.5% equity interest in AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited
18 Jul 1997 Acquired 20% equity interest in China Everbright Bank for HK$2.4 billion with the approval of the State Council of the PRC. It represented an unprecedented acquisition of an equity interest in a PRC commercial bank by a company listed in Hong Kong
18 Jul 1997 China Everbright - IHD Pacific Ltd. renamed to China Everbright Limited


11 Jul 1994 China Everbright Holdings Company Limited became the major shareholder of IHD Holding Ltd., which was then renamed to China Everbright - IHD Pacific Ltd
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