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 Peoples 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
Legal and General Capital (LGC) was founded in 2013 to help actively invest L&G Group’s
balance sheet, improving its shareholders’ quality earnings by increasing the business’
exposure to strategically important direct investments. To date L&G Group has invested
over £6.36 billion in direct investments. LGC’s four major strategic sectors comprise of UK
Housing, UK Urban Regeneration, Alternative Finance and Clean Energy. All of these asset
classes require long term capital and face reduced bank support.
They also reflect the aim to invest into socially and economically useful assets. Utilising an
ever expanding network of strategic partnerships, in each section partnered with market
leaders to ensure access to the most comprehensive market intelligence and skill sets.
As part of this LGC works closely with Legal and General Property (LGP) to bring a
combined knowledge of investing on behalf of UK insurance company and recognition of
long term sectors and opportunities that make sense for the long term capital available,
together with a track record of outperformance in creating attractive real estate fund
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 longterm
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.