Legend Holdings Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “Legend Holdings”) was founded in 1984 by Liu Chuanzhi and 10 other researchers with funding from the Computing Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Starting from the IT industry, Legend Holdings has gone through the development of over three decades, and now it is a leading diversified investment holding company in China. It builds up a unique business model of “strategic investments + financial investments” with synergy between the two-wheel-drive businesses. Through value creation and value discovery, the Company cultivates and manages an outstanding investment portfolio with growth potential, driving sustainable value growth.
Under the leadership of the Company’s Founder and Chairman, Mr. Liu Chuanzhi, and President, Mr. Zhu Linan, the Company has concluded its distinctive investment concepts and management system based on the deep understanding of economies and enterprises. Through forward-looking layout, flexible investment strategies and sustained value-added services, Legend Holdings has cultivated a number of influential outstanding enterprises in several sectors. At the same time, Legend Holdings pays high attention and gives full play to talents, discovers and trains leaders in various industries, and provides a career platform for its employees, all of which have greatly stimulated the corporate’s vitality for development.
The Company was listed on the main board of Hong Kong
Stock Exchange (HK: 03396) on 29 June, 2015.
In 2017, the revenue of the Group was approx
Legend Holdings developed a unique business model driven by both strategic investments and financial investments. Strategic investments aim at holding over the long term and focus on strategic sectors to build and optimize the portfolio while fostering pillar businesses. Financial investments are driven by financial returns with a proper mix of products or target portfolios.
Strategic investments and financial investments are the major businesses of Legend Holdings, both are operated on market-oriented principles and develop rapidly in their respective fields of expertise. At the same time, the close synergy they create in business alignment, funding support, as well as resource sharing, could help Legend Holdings better cope with volatility and risks in the market, seize opportunities, and further enhance the value creation.
Innovative Consumption and Services
Agriculture and Food
Direct Financial Investment
Legend Holdings adopts the parent and subsidiary structure. Through active and systematic layout, it comes up with the two major businesses of strategic investments and financial investments, and is committed to build a high quality investment portfolio and leading enterprises in different areas.
At present, Legend Holdings’ strategic investments businesses focus on five sectors: IT, financial services, innovative consumption & services, agriculture & food, and new materials. Now it has invested over 20 enterprises, including Lenovo - China’s largest PC vendor, CAR Inc. - the largest car rental chain enterprise in China, Lakala - a China’s leading Internet financial services company, Bybo Dental Group - the largest private dental chain organization in China and Golden Wing Mau - China’s largest fully-integrated fruit company in the industry, etc.
Financial investments businesses include angel investment, venture capital and private equity investment covering all stages of a company, and the total assets under management are over RMB100 billion. Legend Star is the leading angel investment institution in China, while Legend Capital and Hony Capital are among the companies which are involved in venture capital investment and private equity investment at the earliest time in China, both of them have already been leading companies in the industry.
>Direct Financial Investments
Insights in China:
trends and opportunities emerging from
global and China domestic economy development
Knowledge in enterprises:
rich experiences in enterprise operations
and acute insights in fundamental judgements
Understanding in talents:
deep understandings and knowledges in entrepreneurs leading to best choices in management teams and long-term cooperation
Strategic influence and operational improvement
Unique capital & funding structure featuring
equity + debt + guarantee
Brand endorsement & resource support
To deepen strategical research, to allocate resources efficiently, and to continuously optimize investment portfolio
To focus on three sectors of financial services, innovative consumption & services, agriculture & food and overseas within strategic investments, and to cultivate high quality assets and new pillar business
To strengthen value-added services and capital operation, and to improve assets value and capital returns effectively
After 30 years of practices, explorations and summaries, Legend Holdings has achieved breakthroughs in four aspects:
Firstly, Legend has explored and pioneered a way with Chinese features of high-tech commercialization under research institutions. Lenovo’s development practice, and Legend Holdings’ venture capital investment, training of entrepreneurs, and angel investment business are all facilitating and propelling the growth of technology enterprises in China.
Secondly, based on the domestic market of China, Legend competed against multinational PC giants and prevailed, facilitating the proliferation of a large group of domestic IT companies, resulting in the introduction of computers into thousands of households and all walks of life, and laying a solid foundation for the information construction and rapid development of internet in China today. Meanwhile, Lenovo has succeeded in its internationalization, and other member companies of Legend Holdings have carried out overseas investments and mergers, both of which earned valuable experience for other Chinese companies “going global”.
Thirdly, Legend has reformed the enterprise’s share ownership structure, making employees the owners of the Company and laying a solid foundation for the long-term development of the company. In addition, it has set a pioneering example of mechanism reform for other hi-tech companies under research institutions.
Fourthly, Legend has summarized a set of corporate management laws centering on the “Three Management Keys,” and the investment concept of “Business first, people crucial”. It has also trained and nurtured a group of outstanding leaders, who form the core competitiveness of Legend Holdings.
Over the past three decades, Legend Holdings has always strived for the goal of being a “trusted and respected” company.
The Company obeys the law, pays taxes as required, offers high caliber employment opportunities, develops and motivates talents, and creates an outstanding enterprise culture. It advocates good business ethics, and constantly practices social responsibility at various levels of its business operation. Legend Holdings pushes the development of start-up companies with a rich array of resources and experience accumulated over years, and helps small and mid-sized companies grow and develop. At the same time, Legend Holdings has consistently been paying attention to and supporting causes in such areas as education and social justice upholding, etc.