3 August 2011
Terra Firma announced today at its 2011 annual conference in Beijing that it has received Chinese regulatory approval to establish its China representative office. Terra Firma’s China representative office will be located in Beijing and will be headed by Bo Shi.
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Guy Hands, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma, said, “I am very excited to announce the establishment of our China office in Beijing. China holds huge potential for Terra Firma and its portfolio businesses. The establishment of a China office is a testament to our confidence in the business opportunities in China and our commitment to long-term cooperation with Chinese companies.”
Terra Firma manages over $30 billion of assets and its China office will focus on: business development opportunities for its portfolio businesses; investment and M&A opportunities; and outbound investment opportunities partnering-up with Chinese companies.
Bo Shi added, “This is just the beginning of our efforts to build lasting relationships with and within China, as we become increasingly engaged with Chinese markets and businesses. We look to work with Chinese partners who can benefit from our portfolio companies’ expertise in a broad array of industries in which we invest and specialise, including renewable energy, aircraft leasing and farming.”
Terra Firma’s portfolio companies include Infinis – the UK’s largest purely renewable energy company and second largest renewable electricity generator, RTR – the largest producer of photovoltaic energy in Italy, EverPower – a US wind energy development and management company, AWAS – one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies, and CPC – the second largest beef producer in Australia.
Terra Firma’s investment strategy focuses on identifying and capturing value from businesses that provide essential products or services and that are rich in assets. Through strategic change, sustained investment and improved management, Terra Firma nurtures its portfolio businesses.
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Terra Firma is a leading European private equity firm which specialises in buy-outs of large, asset-rich and complex businesses. It creates value for those businesses and for its investors by delivering improved strategy, operations and management. Since being set up in 1994, Terra Firma has invested over €14 billion of equity and completed transactions with an aggregate enterprise value of €44 billion. Further information at www.terrafirma.com