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China First Capital was founded in 2008 as a Greater China-focused boutique investment bank and advisory firm. We have significant experience raising capital and initiating and executing M&A transactions. We are American owned and American managed. We act as a long-term partner and trusted advisor to clients on financial, strategic and operational matters. China First Capital excels at providing idea-driven M&A and capital raising services for complex strategic transactions that fuel the growth and maximize the value of our clients.

We know it takes hard work, commitment and capital for entrepreneurs to build and manage outstanding companies in Greater China. We started China First Capital with one goal in mind: to serve these entrepreneurs and the firms that invest in them. By doing so, we hope to contribute meaningfully to China's long-term economic prosperity.

We align our interests to our clients and understand the fast-changing world they operate in. Our chairman first came to China in 1981, as part of the first intake of American graduate students. He later founded and led high-growth companies in the US, including during the IPO process and as selling CEO in a successful M&A transaction and served as CEO of a California venture capital firm with a portfolio of global investments. China First Capital is, like its clients, an entrepreneurial company operating in a challenging and opportunity-rich environment. This gives us a strong practical base, and the hands-on experience, to achieve our clients’ objectives raising capital and executing M&A deals of enduring value.

No less important, we feel privileged to work alongside some of the world’s most talented and successful entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. For us, working with people we genuinely like, trust and respect is what makes our business lives worthwhile.