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Beijing

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Timeline

A brief overview of Kamsky Associates, Inc.'s journey.

1978

1980s

Kamsky Associates, Inc. is founded by Virginia Kamsky and granted a license by the State Administration of Exchange Controls to operate one of the first twenty American companies in China.

December 5, 1980

Assisted with rebuilding Chinese libraries with the largest distributor of books through a World Bank grant, together with China's State Education Commission, Beijing University and Fudan University.

1983

Established sister state (province) relationship between Hainan Island and the state of Mississippi. Identified export opportunities throughout Asia and potential sources of foreign investment for Mississippi.

1988

Structured a project finance loan to the China Metallurgical Import and Export Corporation for the refinancing of a major non-ferrous metals mine in Shaanxi Providence, and drafted and negotiated the loan agreement.

1981

Negotiated on behalf of a specialty chemical division of a Fortune 100 company for the establishment of China's first wholly foreign-owned enterprise.

1987

1990s

Assisted an American insurance company to obtain the first foreign-owned life and non-life insurance license from the People's Bank of China.

1992

Established a distribution system for the sale of medical products of a major multinational company throughout China and Asia in general. Identified distributors and managed distribution systems.

1995

Obtained the license for foreign involvement in the first international paging company in China, which required approval from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and meetings with the Mayor of Shanghai and the Premier of China.

1998

Negotiated the transformation of a Chinese state-owned enterprise to a 70% foreign-owned industrial chocolate and confectionary joint venture.

Identified partners and strategic locations for theme parks for a subsidiary of a leading U.S. media and entertainment company.

1994

Negotiated for gold mining joint ventures on behalf of one of the world's largest gold producers.

Assisted a private Swiss aircraft chartering company in obtaining the first private aircraft chartering license with fixed base operations in China.

1996

2000s

Assisted with the formation of a joint venture between a Swiss chemical company and the People's Bank of China to manufacture anti-counterfeiting ink for Chinese bank notes.

2000

Obtained approval from the General Administration of Press and Publications to publish the world's largest paid circulation magazine in mainland China through a long-term cooperative agreement with the Shanghai Press and Publishing Development Company (SPPD), making it the first American general-interest title to publish in China.

2005

Negotiated over $500 million in nonferrous metals, coal, oil and gas deals.

2002

Advised a European-based private equity firm on the sale, in excess of $600 million, of a chemicals company to a major state-owned Chinese chemical conglomerate.

2006

2010s

Realigned client’s interest in financial services sector in line with opening and reform.

2010-2018

Advised client in the transportation sector on strategy for expansion into cities across China.

2013-2014

Supported emergence of cutting edge/innovative companies in the technology space.

2015-2018

Assisted with the development and implementation of reduced carbon-emitting asphalt in Chongqing Municipality and Beijing.

2010

Virginia Kamsky is appointed International Investment Advisor to Guangzhou Municipality.

2011-2013

Guided US-based client on how to operate in China given recent environmental initiatives.

2013-2015

Continuously advise clients of KAI that date back to founding of KAI in 1980.  Expand portfolio into newly emerging industries, including growing presence of technology and media companies. Advising on disposal of Chinese assets to global companies outside of China and on expanding China presence of clients on the Mainland.  Advising on geo-political issues, including challenges posed by tariffs. Monitoring opportunities for clients in line with China’s priorities.

2019-Present

Normalization announced between the U.S. and China. Virginia Kamsky is in Beijing as a member of Chase Manhattan Bank’s delegation invited by the Bank of China, having just emerged from meeting with President Li Xiannian in the Great Hall of the People.

December 15, 1978