Loyal Valley Capital Charity Fund Unveils Bilingual School In Jiangxi Province
Education charity initiative is part of an ongoing CSR project, backed by Shanghai-based private equity firm Loyal Valley Capital
Shanghai, 29 June 2021: Chinese private equity firm Loyal Valley Capital (LVC) and the Bilingual School Affiliated to East China Normal University have unveiled their joint sponsorship of the Loyal Valley Bilingual Kindergarten in Wuyishan Town, in Jiangxi Province, China. This charitable initiative forms part of the "Children of the Valley" CSR project, under which, in December 2017, the Loyal Valley Charity Fund sponsored the Taiyuan She Minority Zhengxin School in Qianshan County.
The Loyal Valley Capital Charity Fund is providing the Bilingual Kindergarten with computer software and hardware to bring them up to international standards. The school incorporates the latest in environmental facilities and classroom design, while the teaching staff has adopted rich and diverse teaching methods, striving to become local benchmarks for comprehensive teaching quality and professionalism.
The “Children of the Valley” project focuses on the remote, mountainous areas of the central and western regions of China, building and improving infrastructure to empower students and teachers in preschool and beyond. 60 percent of schoolchildren in these rural regions drop out of school before high school and one of the principal causes is the wage disparity with urban regions, where the average income is 2.5 times higher.
China’s rural-urban education gap falls directly in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which target unequal education and the disparaging effects of poverty. The U.N. is working with China to end wealth disparities in education and promote inclusivity in classrooms. Loyal Valley Capital became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in 2020, as a demonstration of its commitment to responsible investing, which has seen ESG factors taken into account in its management and operations, including pan-firm training and an ESG handbook.
Loyal Valley Capital Founder and CEO Andy Lin said: “We greatly appreciate the support we have received from local government and from our partners East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual School to enable this project to improve the education chances of young people here in Qianshan County. The mission at Loyal Valley Capital has always been to invest in and foster leaders that make the world a better place and we look forward to making the further investment as part of our Children of the Valley project.”
About Loyal Valley Capital:
Loyal Valley Capital (“LVC”) is a thematic, research-oriented private equity firm that has been a “partner of choice” for China’s most promising companies. LVC has left a mark in leading players such as Bytedance, one of the world’s most valuable startup and owner of Tik Tok, Didi, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platform, Bilibli, the NYSE-listed streaming platform, InnoCare, the finest immuno-oncology provider in China, and many market leaders within the region.
Loyal Valley Capital believes that fundamental analysis and proprietary deep thematic research are the essences to our successful, long-term, and bottom-up investment approach. LVC prides itself on being a trusted influential shareholder, relentlessly focused on active value creation and accelerating growth via strategic initiatives through its extensive network of business leaders in China.
Loyal Valley Capital manages over US$2.1 billion in assets, with a targeted focus within the Consumer, Healthcare, and Advanced Manufacturing sectors on behalf of our global client base. We are shareholders of Bytedance, Bilibili, Didi, Perfect Diary, NetEase Music, Junshi, InnoCare, Akeso, SUPCON, and many other top-tier companies in China.
Loyal Valley Capital was founded in 2015 by Andy Lin, the founder of China Universal Asset Management (“CUAM”), the largest asset management firm in China. CUAM played a pivotal role in the growth of China’s capital market, as the firm left a mark in nearly all of China’s most well-known companies including Kweichow Moutai, Midea, Gree, Yunnan Baiyao, Tasly, Humanwell, Goertek, and more, during Mr. Lin’s 11-year tenure. As of Q1 2020, CUAM’s total AUM has amounted to approximately US$ 122 billion. Both CUAM and LVC were established upon the foundation of in-depth research and fundamental analysis.
In 2020, Loyal Valley Capital was honorably awarded the “Top 10 Most Influential Private Equity Firms in China”, “Top 20 Healthcare Investor in China”, “Top 10 Innovative Drug Investor in China”, and “Top 20 Consumer Investor in China” by 36kr.
About Loyal Valley Charity Fund:
Loyal Valley Capital Charity Fund was founded by the Loyal Valley Capital team in June 2017. It is a legal charity registered by the Shanghai Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau. LVC is a public welfare pioneer in the asset management industry, which has a track record of CSR investment. The LVC Charity Fund has successfully built two "Loyal Valley schools" to benefit thousands of students. Loyal Valley Capital plans to continue to cooperate with China's best entrepreneurs and its invested companies, to form a close public welfare ecology, with an ethos of responsibility, sustainability, long-term focus, and altruism.