Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1973, Metro Holdings
started out in 1957 as a textile store. Over the years, it has grown to become a property
and retail group with operations and investments in the region.
Today, the Group operates two core business divisions – property development and
investment, and retail – and is focussed on key markets in the region such as China,
Indonesia and Singapore.
Property Development and Investment - the Group’s property arm owns and manages
several prime retail and office properties in first-tier cities in China, such as Beijing,
Shanghai and Guangzhou. It also holds significant investments in certain property
businesses in China.
Retail - Metro’s retail arm serves customers through a chain of four Metro department
stores in Singapore, and another nine department stores in Indonesia. The Metro shopping
brand is an established household name in the retail industry, and offers a wide range of
quality merchandise over 1.4 million square feet of downtown and suburban retail space in
Singapore and Indonesia.
Top Spring is a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in the People's Republic
of China and specialising in the development and operation of urban mixed use
communities and the development and sale of residential properties in China. Currently,
it had a total of 21 property projects at various stages of development in Shenzhen,
Dongguan, Huizhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changzhou, Nanchang, Chengdu,
Tianjin and Hebei Sanhe with a net saleable and leasable floor area of approximately
5.66 million sq m. Top Spring has a long-standing relationship with Scarborough Group
International since 2003.
Hualing, established in 1988, is a private enterprise group based in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.
Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Province, the largest in China by land area. The Group is
the second largest private corporate, and is the largest local property developer in the
entire Xinjiang Province. Xinjiang is bordered by Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It has abundant oil reserves and is China’s
largest natural gas producing region.
The Group mainly operates in the fields of construction, managing and renting of trade
centres, wholesale markets and hotel construction and management. It is also engaged in
foreign trade, the development of a modern livestock industry, mining, foreign resource
project development and is the largest shareholder in a bank in Georgia.
Hualing Group has four wholesale markets, more than 30 affiliated companies and around
3,000 employees in Xinjiang.
Legal & General Capital
Legal and General Capital (LGC) was founded in 2013 to invest the Group’s capital, at an early stage, in the heart of industries where there has been a shortage of investment and innovation. LGC focuses on creating long-term investments by injecting new capital into three key sectors: Housing, Infrastructure (including Clean Energy and Regeneration) and SME Finance.
With a growing population which is increasingly living and working in major towns and cities, the UK needs urban centres that are fit for purpose. LGC is involved in some of the UK’s biggest regeneration projects, including in Leeds regeneration. LGC committed to investing £162m to the Leeds regeneration project in partnership with Scarborough Group. LGC investments are based on strong conviction generating a positive socio-economic impact into the UK. LGC develops aligned partnerships based on shared objectives and specific goals by collaborating with like-minded businesses and organisations at a local, national and international level.
UK Trade & Investment
The Regeneration Investment Organisation was formally announced by the British Prime
Minister, David Cameron, on 11 November 2013, with the specific mandate of helping
international investors identify and fund regeneration opportunities in the UK.
RIO achieves this by acting as a one-stop-shop and an ‘honest broker’ in directing
international investors to a credible project pipeline of UK regeneration opportunities.
The group have been established to identify a pipeline of existing shovel ready projects
and develop a portfolio of new investment opportunities requiring further investment.
RIO will work towards ensuring that the United Kingdom remains one of the most
attractive destinations for inward investment; delivering growth and supporting long-term
sustainable development for the UK; and rebalancing regional investment across the
national economy, bringing prosperity to all regions, not just London and the South East.
BCEGI is an international developer and construction company specialising in bringing
projects to life through strategic partnership, investment and relationship building. With
its foundations in Beijing, BCEGI are now focussed on growing their global presence
having recently established their new European headquarters in the UK at Airport City
An internationally diverse business, BCEGI draws on a wide range of knowledge and skills
from different backgrounds across the globe. This strength and depth of cultural, personal
and professional understanding means the business is well placed to successfully facilitate
and deliver bi-lateral trade across continents, particularly between East and West.