Legend Holdings Corporation 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 industrial investment and operations company in China. It builds up a unique two-wheel-drive business model of “strategic investments + financial investments” and focuses on the real economy and scientific & technological innovation areas. Through value creation and value discovery, the Company cultivates and manages an outstanding asset portfolio with growth potential, driving sustainable value growth.
Based on the in-depth understanding of economies and enterprises, Legend Holdings has concluded its distinctive investment concepts and management system. Through forward-looking layout, clear investment strategies and sustained management & value-added services, Legend Holdings has cultivated a number of influential outstanding enterprises in several sectors. Meanwhile, Legend Holdings pays high attention and gives full play to talents, discovers and develops leaders in various industries, and provides a career platform for employees, all of which have greatly stimulated the Company’s vitality for development.
The Company was listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange (3396.HK) on 29 June, 2015.
In 2020, the revenue of Legend Holdings was
Legend Holdings developed a unique two-wheel-drive business model of “strategic investments + financial investments” and focuses on the real economy and scientific & technological innovation areas. 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 capabilities.
Innovative Consumption and Services
Agriculture and Food
Advanced Manufacturing and Professional Services
Direct Financial Investment
Legend Holdings adopts the parent and subsidiary structure. Through systematic layout, it comes up with the two major businesses of strategic investments and financial investments with synergy effects, and is committed to build an outstanding asset portfolio and leading enterprises in areas of focus.
At present, strategic investments focus on five sectors: IT, financial services, innovative consumption & services, agriculture & food, and advanced manufacturing and professional services, including Lenovo - China’s largest PC company, Lakala - China’s leading Internet financial services company, Golden Wing Mau - China’s largest fruit company with whole industry chain, etc.
Through angel investment, venture capital and investment management as the core businesses of financial investments, Legend Holdings has built a holistic financial investment industry chain, to discover opportunities at various stages of the enterprise's lifecycle, helping the invested companies realize value growth, and lay a solid capital foundation for the continuous development layout of Legend Holdings. In the meantime, based on market principles, financial investments are able to reserve and provide possible project resources for strategic investments, forming constructive interactions.
>Direct Financial Investment
Insights in China:
trends and opportunities emerging from
global and Chinese domestic economy development
Knowledge in enterprises:
rich experiences in enterprise operations,
and acute insights in fundamental judgements
Understanding in talents:
deep understandings and knowledge in entrepreneurs leading to best choices in management teams for long-term and win-win cooperations
Strategic influence and operational improvement
Unique capital & funding structure featuring
equity + debt + guarantee
Brand endorsement & resource support
Two-wheel-drive of financial investments and strategic investments, and unique value created by close synergies
Strategic investments focus on and build up pillar assets
Reinforce post-investment capabilities and promote capital operations to enhance value and returns
Effectively allocate resources, build high-quality assets, and continuously optimize asset portfolio
After 30 years of practices, explorations and summaries, Legend Holdings has achieved breakthroughs in four aspects:
Legend has explored and pioneered a way with Chinese features of high-tech industrialization 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 Chinese technology enterprises on the road of industrialization.
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”.
Legend has reformed the enterprise’s share ownership structure, 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 in China.
Legend has summarized a set of corporate management laws centering on the “Three Elements of Leadership,” 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.
The Company obeys the law, pays taxes as required, offers high caliber employment opportunities, develops and motivates talents, and creates an outstanding corporate culture. It advocates good business ethics, and constantly practices social and public welfare undertakings at various levels of its business operation. With resources and experience accumulated over years, Legend Holdings has been assisting the development of start-up companies, consistently paying attention to and supporting causes in such areas as education and social justice upholding, etc.