China First Capital was founded in 2008 as a Greater China-focused specialist international investment banking, advisory and principal investment firm.
We originate and invest in strategic transactions to maximize the value of our firm and our partners. While doing so, we aim to contribute meaningfully to China’s future growth and prosperity.
No less important for us, we are 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.
Peter Fuhrman is Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of China First Capital, Ltd. He is a native of the USA. Peter founded China First Capital in 2008. Peter first came to China in 1981, as part of a first intake of American graduate students in China. Peter has his Master’s degree (M.Phil) from Cambridge University in Great Britain, and a BA in Chinese History from Tufts University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He did postgraduate studies at Nanjing University, and as a Yale-in-China Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Peter has given guest lectures and been a speaker on China-related topics and innovation at the business schools of the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School’s global alumni. Among the major media that have published Peter’s perspectives on China are The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, Fortune Magazine, South China Morning Post, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, Singapore Straits Times, Toronto Globe & Mail. In addition he has appeared as an in-studio interview guest on CNBC. In China, Peter has lectured at Tsinghua University, been interviewed on China’s CCTV’s main national evening news broadcast, and published Chinese-language articles in the influential business journal Caijing (财经杂志).
Principles That Guide Us
China’s business environment is characterized by unique challenges, enormous opportunity and constant change. Throughout, we remain anchored to standards of personal and professional integrity, with a singular focus on becoming a long-term, trusted partner to our clients and partners.
We are an investment bank advisory firm and principal investment company with a geographical and sector reach across Greater China and globally. China First Capital utilizes proprietary deal flow paired with China execution expertise to target highly attractive and durable market opportunities in China.
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