International rating agencies, Fitch, Moody's and Standard &Poor's have assigned A+, A2 and A ratings to China Jianyin Investment (JIC), respectively. Fitch's rating on JIC is at the same level as its rating for China, and A+ is the highest international credit rating a Chinese company can receive.
Proposed notes to be issued by JIC Zhixin Limited and guaranteed by JIC include RegS, an euro-denominated three year bond, and five and ten year dollar bonds.
Bank of China, Barclays, Cinda International and HSBC are named as joint global coordinators. Bank of China, Barclays, Cinda International, HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Communications, China CITIC Bank International, China Construction Bank (Asia), China Everbright Bank Hong Kong branch, CITIC CLSA, CMBC Capital, Goldman Sachs, ICBC International, Natixis and UBS are joint lead managers and joint bookrunners. Fixed income investor conferences will be held in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Singapore and Hong Kong from November 9.
Founded in 2004, JIC is an integrated investment group focused on equity investments. It has eight first-tier subsidiaries, namely JIC Investment, JIC Huawen, JIC Tech-inv, JIC Holding, JIC Trust, Guotai AMC, JIC Leasing, and China Investment Consulting.
JIC aims to promote technological progress and industrial upgrading, strengthen the culture of the country, strengthen consumption and services and improve livelihoods. It focuses on financial services, industrial manufacturing, culture and consumption, information technology and other sectors.
JIC has invested in multiple projects including JAC Motors, LOPAL, ShengRui Transmission, SF Express, Dali Food, Mango TV and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur. Overseas, JIC acquired SGD Pharma, the leading French manufacturer of pharmaceutical glass bottles in 2016, and its subsidiaries acquired RF Power and Standard Business Unit of NXP in the Netherlands for 1.8 billion U.S. dollars and 2.75 billion U.S. dollars respectively.
As of the end of 2016, JIC’s total assets stood at 124.7 billion yuan, with total assets under management (AUM) of nearly 500 billion yuan and more than 100 branches across mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and overseas.