Formerly known as Hainan Yuanlong Investment Co., Ltd., Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Shanghai Yuanlong”, or “the Company”) was established in 1994. Through years of development, the Company has become a large-scaled investment company engaged in industrial investment and financial investment. By the end of 2014, the Company had the total combined assets of over RMB 8.4 billion and the net assets exceeded RMB 4.1 billion.
For a long time after its establishment, Shanghai Yuanlong had mainly focused on creating its own core industry— ORG Packaging Shareholding Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ORG”). Through 10-plus years of investment and cultivation, ORG has developed into a leading domestic metal packaging company, and was successfully listed in 2012. As the first A-share listed company in the industry of metal packaging, ORG is currently the largest listed company in the domestic metal packaging by the market value. ORG mainly offers integrated package solutions to customers from packaging products, package designs, manufacturing to customer services. By now, Shanghai Yuanlong holds 47.91% stakes in ORG (002701), with the corresponding market value of over RMB 12.4 billion.
After the listing of ORG, Shanghai Yuanlong began to make its foray in financial investment, successively participating as LP in nearly 10 limited partnership enterprises such as Yuanlong Jiali, Jiahua Advantage, Jiahua Yuanlong, Wudaokou Innovation, Jingshun Tianjin, Haining Jiahui and CDIB Capital and etc., achieving the accumulated investment of over RMB 1.2 billion, and has succeeded in investing in Jiajia Group, Hunan Tea Group, Huangshan Novel Co., Ltd., YENOVA Decoration, Babi Food, DIDI, and Dianping and etc.
In 2013, Shanghai Yuanlong set up Yuanlong Litong (Shanghai) Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Yuanlong Litong”), which is a private equity management institution registered at Asset Management Association of China. With its professional and meticulous R&D capabilities, Yuanlong Litong offers services such as investment management and investment consulting to investors, and devotes itself to being an influential and professional asset management company.
The Company moved its headquarters from Hainan to Shanghai in 2014, marking its development into a new stage. Following its strategy of internationalization, through the SPV set up by its Hong Kong subsidiary, Shanghai Yuanlong has fully acquired the packaging business units in Australia and New Zealand of Ardagh, the international packaging industrial leader, and changed the name to Jamestrong Australasia Holdings PTY Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Jamestrong”). Jamestrong is a leading player in the metal packaging industry in Australia and New Zealand, and has a long-standing history in metal package production. Through its 5 manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand, Jamestrong offers products to the dominant manufacturers of food, infant formulas, and personal care supplies in Australia and New Zealand. There are many big names such as Heinz, Unilever and Fonterra and etc. who are its clients. Such acquisition is the first of its kind for a Chinese company to fully acquire a foreign packaging counterpart, and also helps the Company to establish a significant position in the packaging market in Australia and New Zealand.
The Company developed a strategic cooperation with Zhong’ou Fund and Tianhong Fund in 2015, marking the Company’s substantial business expansion into the earlier stage of enterprise equity investment from the secondary market investment and Pre-IPO investment in the equity investment field.
Originated from the industrial capital, Shanghai Yuanlong has established the development strategy driven by the two wheels of the industrial investment and financial investment. In the years to come, Yuanlong will, through domestic and overseas investment and acquisition, continuously integrate the coordinated development of the upstream and downstream quality enterprises in the industrial chain, and strive to create itself as a listing platform. On the other hand, Yuanlong will, keep cultivating and incubating different sectors in the financial investment field by setting up platforms and attracting talents. Thus it will integrate resources, boost the values of the invested companies, and promote the continuous development and integration of the industrial capital and financial wisdom.