HEC Capital Limited

Skyway (1141) exits Joint Global Ltd for HK$5m and Freewill Holdings Ltd for HK$105m
Company announcement, 6-Mar-2017
Enerchina (0622) buys 30% of HEC Securities Co Ltd for HK$525m
Company announcement, 15-Dec-2016
As far as we know, the vendor is 100% owned by HEC Capital Ltd, a hub in what we call the "Chung Nam Network". The price is a $236m premium to the attributable net assets at 30-Sep-2016. Enerchina already has an 88.22% subsidiary in financial services called Win Wind Capital Ltd, which owns Win Wind Securities Ltd.
Enterprise Development (1808) admits investment in Joint Global LtdThe Joint Global implosion
Company announcement, 30-Nov-2016
This follows our article "The Joint Global implosion" in which we noted that ED had swapped its shares in HECC for shares in an unnamed company which had then been fully impaired.
Skyway (1141) investment in Joint Global LtdThe Joint Global implosion
Company announcement, 2-Nov-2016
Skyway now confirms that, as we deduced in our article of 30-Sep-2016, it swapped its HECC shares for shares in JG back on 2-Sep-2015. Skyway fails to mention the huge impairment from the implosion, nor does it admit that the investment in JG was a Discloseable Transaction under the Listing Rules.
CIFG (0412): breach of Listing Rules on Discloseable TransactionsThe Jont Global implosion
Company announcement, 26-Oct-2016
Following our article on 30-Sep-2016, CIFG admits that it swapped its 56.8m HECC shares for shares in JG and this was a Discloseable Transaction. It also claims that on 1-Apr-2016, the day after CIFG's year-end, it agreed to transfer its JG shares to New Peak Ltd (BVI), the owner of which is not disclosed, and in consideration received 48m shares in HECC, the transferor of which is not disclosed, thereby avoiding the JG implosion. This transaction was not completed until 30-Jun-2016. It was not disclosed as a post-balance sheet event in CIFG's accounts.
The Joint Global implosion
A collapse in a hub of the "Chung Nam Network" has wiped about HK$2bn off the balance sheets of at least 11 listed companies, many of which never announced that they had invested in it. We piece together an ugly jigsaw and call on the SFC to investigate and HKEX to wake up and require announcements. (30-Sep-2016)
China Opto (1332) discloses the junk held by Win Wind Capital Ltd
Company announcement, 28-Jun-2016
This follows a complaint filed by Webb-site on 23-Jun-2016 that the Major Transaction circular, which was presumably vetted by the Stock Exchange, failed to include any information on the underlying investments held by Win Wind Capital Ltd, with which China Opto is engaged in a share swap. Several of the stocks are in what we call the "Chung Nam Network".
Dragonite (0329) pools shares of HEC Capital Ltd with others
Company announcement, 11-May-2016
This announcement of a transaction 8 months earlier follows a complaint by Webb-site regarding the opacity of the 2015 results. Dragonite is a member of what we call the "Chung Nam Network". Dragonite fails to disclose the governance arrangements of Joint Global Ltd such as its board composition, or how, with an 8.89% stake, Dragonite will have any influence over its decisions. In our view, this should have been a disclosable transaction under Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules as it represents 15.1% of total assets at 31-Dec-2014.
Imagi (0585) borrows HK$100m from Cordoba Homes Finance Ltd
Company announcement, 16-Mar-2016
The lender is a subsidiary of HEC Capital Ltd, one of the hubs in what we call the "Chung Nam Network".
Imagi (0585) swaps 16.01% of itself for 0.62% of HengTen (0136)
Company announcement, 29-Feb-2016
As a result, HEC Capital, one of the hubs in what we call the "Chung Nam Network" will, via its 100% subsidiary, own 16.01% of Imagi.
Penta Investment Advisers Ltd v Allied Weli Development Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 11-Dec-2015
Penta Investment Advisers Ltd v Allied Weli Development Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 18-Aug-2015
Dragonite (0329) grants HK$200m loan facility to HEC Capital Ltd
Company announcement, 19-Jun-2015
HEC Capital Ltd is a hub in what we call the "Chung Nam Network", of which Dragonite is a member. Dragonite is also a shareholder of HEC Capital Ltd.
Heritage (0412) sells Hebei forestry rights to HEC Capital for HK$720m
Company announcement, 21-May-2015
China Jinhai (0139) sells 15/F China United Centre in shell
Company announcement, 12-May-2015
The announcement fails to say who owns the buyer. We can tell you that as of 18-Sep-2012, Future Master Investments Ltd was owned by Cordoba Homes Ltd. That is 94.54% owned by HEC Capital Ltd (a hub of the "Chung Nam Network") and 5.46% owned by Mission Capital (1141). The shell deal avoids 8.5% Double Stamp Duty on the deal. The deal occurs just 6 weeks after completing the purchase of the same thing from Qualipak (1332).
Pass the parcel: Willie (0273) buys basement of China United Centre from HEC Capital for HK$170m
Company announcement, 20-Apr-2015
Avoiding 8.5% double stamp duty, Willie is buying the BVI company which indirectly owns the property. It was previously owned by Dragonite (0329) until 21-Jan-2014, by Heritage (0412) until 4-May-2011 and by Z & Z International Ltd until 25-Apr-2008. Even earlier, it was owned by China United Holdings Ltd, the former incarnation of Willie, which bought the property in 1997 for HK$470m. So it has now come full circle. All are in the "Chung Nam Network"
Qualipak (1332) sells 7/F, China United Centre, to Mission Capital (1141)MC announcement
Company announcement, 16-Feb-2015
Another transaction in the "Chung Nam Network". Of the HK$90m price, $79.9m is satisfied with 850m new shares in Mission Capital, or 11.70% as enlarged. MC at last disclosure is 9.19% owned by HEC Capital, 9.25% owned by Freeman Corp (both being network hubs) and 29.68% by Paul Suen Cho Hung. The transfer of the BVI property owner avoids $7.65m of double stamp duty.
The bubbles in CNN
We warn investors of 3 bubbles amounting to HK$20.0bn (US$2.58bn) in the "Chung Nam Network" of listed companies, Heritage (0412), Rising Dev (1004) and Mascotte (0136) and look at a blatantly bad decision by the board of Hao Tian (0474), and an undisclosed Very Substantial Acquisition by that company. One of the bubbles is even a Russian doll "double bubble" - one owns the other. (8-Jan-2015)
Mission Capital (1141) to subscribe 5.46% of Cordoba Homes Ltd for HK$103.4m
Company announcement, 6-Jan-2015
MC fails to say who owns Cordoba, but we can tell you that as of 18-Sep-2012, it was 100% owned by HEC Capital Ltd, which is at the core of the Chung Nam Network and also owns HEC Securities Ltd, which is currently underwriting an open offer of new shares by MC to raise $209.7m net - so half of that goes back. HECC owns 9.19% of MC.
HEC Capital Ltd sells 1.3bn shares (4.87%) of Mascotte (0136) off-market
Disclosure of interest, 16-Dec-2014
Total price of HK$169m. No buyer has disclosed an interest.
ICube (0139) lends HK$75m to Cordoba Homes Ltd
Company announcement, 14-Nov-2014
The announcement fails to say who owns the borrower. As far as we know, at 18-Sep-2012 it was 100% owned by HEC Capital Ltd, which is at the core of what we call the "Chung Nam Network". ICube invested HK$65m in shares of HEC Capital Ltd on 22-Sep-2014.
Penta Investment Advisers Ltd v Allied Weli Development Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Oct-2014
Penta successfully sues a BVI company at the centre of what we call the "Chung Nam Network" over a guarantee of a profit from a subscription of shares in Mascotte (0136) which followed a heavy loss on an earlier subscription in Freeman (0279). The claimed quantum is HK$211m. After a restructuring, Allied Weli is now a 100% subsidiary of HEC Capital Ltd.
Enterprise Development (1808) subscribes 0.79% of HEC Capital Ltd for HK$48m
Company announcement, 8-Oct-2014
iCube (0139) reduces subscription in HEC Capital Ltd to HK$65m
Company announcement, 22-Sep-2014
iCube (0139) subscribes 2.78% of Freeman Corp Ltd for HK$88m and 1.56% of HEC Capital Ltd for HK$102m
Company announcement, 21-Sep-2014
In a follow-up to the Freeman Financial (0279) announcement on Friday, it emerges that iCube has also subscribed for 1.56% of unlisted HEC Capital Ltd. All of these are in what we call the "Chung Nam Network". So that is a total network investment of $190m.
Dragonite (0329) subscribes 2.52% of HEC Capital Ltd for HK$137.5m
Company announcement, 16-Sep-2014
Dragonite and HEC Capital are members of what we call the "Chung Nam Network". On 21-Jan-2014, Dragonite sold the basement of China United Centre to a company that is or was owned by HEC Capital for HK$140m, almost the same amount it has injected into HEC Capital in today's deal.
Subscription agreement between Hao Tian (0474) and HEC Capital Ltd dated 18-Sep-2012
Company filing, 2-Jul-2014
This is a recent filing under the Takeovers Code. Schedule 1 reveals the shareholdings in HEC Capital Ltd on the subscription date, including 10 other listed companies which we consider to be in the "Chung Nam Network".
Agreement between Hao Tian (0474) and Ristora Investments Ltd dated 22-Jul-2013
Company filing, 2-Jul-2014
This recent filing under the Takeovers Code shows that the director of Ristora was Karen Lo Ki Yan. Ristora sold 45m shares of HEC Capital Ltd to Hao Tian for HK$270m.
Poly Capital (1141) subscribes 3.92% of HEC Capital Ltd for HK$228m
Company announcement, 30-Jun-2014
Freeman (0279) and Willie (0273) to pool their interests in HEC Capital LtdWillie announcement
Company announcement, 20-Jun-2014
Freeman owns 4.97% of Willie, just under the disclosure threshold, and Willie owns 6.81% of Freeman.
Heritage (0412) subscribes HK$228m for 4.08% of HEC Capital Ltd
Company announcement, 12-Jun-2014
Freeman (0279) buys commodities broker from HEC Capital Ltd
Company announcement, 9-Jun-2014
HEC Capital Ltd is currently 19.54% owned by Freeman.
Dragonite (0329) sells basement of China United Centre for HK$140m
Company announcement, 21-Jan-2014
Actually they are selling the BVI co which indirectly owns it, thereby avoiding 8.5% Double Stamp Duty (if passed). The owner of the buyer is not disclosed, but later filings show that at 18-Sep-2012 it was a 100% subsidiary of HEC Capital Ltd. Both Dragonite and HEC Capital are in what we call the "Chung Nam Network".
Hao Tian (0474) buys 45m shares (5.04%) of HEC Capital Ltd from Ristora Investments Ltd for HK$270m
Company announcement, 22-Jul-2013
The vendor's owner is not disclosed, but in a previous filing, as of 15-Jan-2012, it was Karen Lo Ki Yan.
TLT Lottotainment (8022) rolls over HK$37m loan
Company announcement, 27-May-2013
Update: as of 18-Sep-2012, both the previous lender, Gain All Investments Ltd, and the new lender, HEC Finance 92 Ltd, were wholly-owned by HEC Capital Ltd, part of what we call the "Chung Nam Network".
Enerchina (0622) buys CU Group Investments Ltd from HEC Capital Ltd
Company announcement, 4-Dec-2012
Another deal in the "Chung Nam Network". Interestingly, this gives them Radland International Ltd (a broker) but not its sister Chung Nam Securities Ltd.
Mascotte (0136) sells 25/F, China United Centre to Chung Nam Finance Ltd for HK$88m
Company announcement, 22-Nov-2012
TLT Lottotainment (8022) borrows up to HK$165m from Gain All Investments Ltd
Company announcement, 6-Jun-2012
Update: as of 18-Sep-2012, a BVI company of the lender's name was owned by HEC Capital Ltd, in what we call the "Chung Nam Network". By then, it owned a yacht.

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