Kamsky Associates, Inc. (KAI), founded in 1980 in Beijing, was one of the first Western advisory firms licensed to operate in China.

For over 30 years KAI has been a pioneer in facilitating cross-border M&A and providing strategic consulting services to its clients.


Strategic Consulting

KAI’s strategic consulting service area covers a wide range of processes from start to finish. From laying the groundwork to closing the deal and beyond, the KAI team is dedicated to pushing each process forward and getting results for the client. Furthermore, KAI offers proactive ongoing support, ensuring that clients receive the assistance they need at every stage of their China business strategy.

Cross-Border M&A

KAI’s cross-border M&A services cover the entire life cycle of an investment, helping investors and companies examine any number of potential transactions and execute the most sound investments. KAI can assist in just one step of the process, or can participate throughout the entire cycle, depending on the client’s needs. KAI’s cross-border M&A services include market assessment, target identification, structuring, negotiations, monitoring, and trouble-shooting. KAI can also assist in the exiting process.



The ship’s sponsor, Ms. Virginia A. Kamsky, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kamsky Associates, Inc. (KAI), a strategic advisory firm with offices in Beijing and New York City. A cum laude graduate from Princeton University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies, Ms. Kamsky then attended the MPA program at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


POLITICO – Catalog all the public criticism of China for stealing American companies’ intellectual property in recent years and a remarkably small portion of it will come from the victimized businesses themselves. The standard line is that U.S. tech companies are cowed by the Chinese, outraged by the loss of intellectual property and trade secrets but unwilling to endanger their positions in China’s vast market.


The challenges the new Chinese leadership will have to face.