Lionbridge Green (IFC-41378)

  • China
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Voting Date
Apr 15, 2019
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 25, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the bank document, Lionbridge is established in 2012 and led by a group of leasing experts with extensive industry experience and provides financial leasing and extended operational services to micro/small-enterprises and individuals primarily in the sector of commercial vehicle leasing.

By the end of September 2018, the outstanding leasing receivables of Lionbridge reached RMB 12.72 billion (US$1.9 billion equivalent) which was primarily relating to truck leasing.

According to the management account of the financial statement as of end September 2018, the total asset of Lionbridge was RMB 16.9 billion, and the total equity was RMB 2.7 Billion. 

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

The proposed project consists of a three year up to US$20 million USD loan from IFC’s own account and potential mobilization.

Private Actors Description
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Bain Capital acquired the Company in 2014 and is now the controlling shareholder holding 61.76% stake in Lionbridge. The remaining stake is held by (11.11%), Sunshine insurance (11.11%) and the management team (16.02%).

Bain Capital was founded in 1984 and is one of the world’s leading private equity and alternative asset management company with AUM of approximately US$105 billion. Bain Capital’s investment in China mainly focused on the following sectors including consumer products, healthcare, TMT, and financial institutions & services. 

Baidu, Inc., incorporated in 2000, is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products and artificial intelligence. It is one of the largest AI and internet companies in the world. 

Sunshine Insurance Group founded in 2005 is one of the largest insurance companies in China 

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Investor -
- - - - Bain Capital Investor -
- - - - Lionbridge Financing Leasing (China) Co., Ltd. Client -
- - - - Sunshine insurance Investor -

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1/Project Contact

Lionbridge Financing Leasing (China) Co., Ltd 
Mr. Jun Wan - CEO 
Chaoyang District, Beijing.100102 

2/ IFC Contact

General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384


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