Strategic Investment Advisory Services
LC Venture is a leading consultancy and advisory holding company registered in the UK. The company provides quality advice on strategy and business solutions to clients which are mainly SMEs, multinational companies and governments. Our clients also include philanthropic foundations and family estates. We employ more than a dozen multilingual professionals who are bilingual and multicultural with Chinese and western education mainly in the UK.
LC Venture has its headquarter in the UK and maintains offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Our services mainly focus on providing market intelligence and market opportunity assessment, localisation and globalisation; cross-border investments, corporate incorporation and structuring. The firm is active with experience in the automotive industry, mega construction projects, manufacturing, real estate and the financial industry. The company is also highly sought for public relations and promotion services in mainland China and for organising and executing events and forum for government agencies, large multinational corporations and various organisations and interest groups.
One Place, Infinite Possibilities
LC Venture China
In 2009 Mr. Gaston Chee and Ms. Jennifer Leong founded a social enterprise BeGo, – ‘Be Empowered, Go Beyond’- with support from the Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. BeGo operated an online platform which provides relocation and settlement services to students travelling to the UK to study. In 2011, BeGO joined the Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency (CWCDA) to collaborate with their activities and raised over £1M from Venture Capital firm Midven in the Midwest and other angels the next year. It expanded its scope of services to include assist asian private business owners focusing in real estate, B2B matchmaking, and visa and immigration services.
In 2014, LC Venture entered China’s mainland market by acquisition of BeGo, an education and lifestyle brand, and set up LC Venture Beijing Ltd. with registered capital of RMB 100 million.
LC Venture Beijing Office provides customised solutions for Chinese clients seeking global investment. It also actively participates in the Chinese investment market. By the end of 2017, its business has expanded to 15 first- and second-tier cities in China, and completed a series of acquisitions of energy and real estate projects.
In 2017, LC Venture led the foundation of China Going Global Forum, joined by diplomats from Beijing’s 166 embassies, representatives of the 60 countries on the Belt and Road and senior Chinese government, business, media and philanthropic leaders. The aim of the forum is to help its members make the connections which underpin sustainable business in the China century.
LC Venture is recognised as a long-term cooperation partner between the Chinese government and foreign chambers of commerce by its contribution to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between British Chamber of Commerce and China Centre for Promotion of SME Development of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Silk Road Cities Alliance.
Since 2017, LC Venture is participating in various cross-country projects such like the Melaka Gateway Project and is highly spoken by the British and local government.
LC Venture has been growing in its scope and size of its services over the years leveraging its founders and teams unique position as a multi-lingual and multi-cultural firm with Western education and Eastern roots. In recent years, the company has been involved in multi-billion dollar deals. The most notable was in 2017, when LC Venture was appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Her Majesty Treasury to support Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group, one of the world’s leading providers of risk management and insurance from the UK, to deliver the USD 10 billion Melaka Gateway Project, representing new UK-based service businesses. Besides, through its collaboration with Silk Forum Alliance, a project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), LC Venture has assisted the UK government through the instrumentality of the British Chamber of Commerce in Beijing to establish key relationships with the Chinese Government leading to the signing of two MoU’s under President Xi’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Recently, LC Venture was appointed by the China International Capital Corporation (CICC), an investment arm of China Construction Bank (CCB) and a leading underwriter of the Panda Bond in China, to facilitate an inaugural bond issue by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance.
Corporate Social Responsibility
LC Venture has always adhered to the implementation of corporate social responsibility. In 2011, it was awarded the “Social Entrepreneur Award” by the Higher Education Foundation of England (HEFCE) and UnLtd., the world leading UK investment company. LC Venture is also a committed group to the education of young people and has strongly supported BeGo Education to become a bridge for cultural exchanges between the East and the West. At present, BeGo acts as the most influential international education brand under LC Venture.