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ALC Advisors is a boutique advisory and investment firm specializing in China and providing the highest quality senior level attention to all our clients, while avoiding the conflict of interest problem inherent in large firms.

ALC advisory services include M&A, business advisory, transaction support, finance and placement and other investment banking services.

Formed in the mid-1980s by Dale Colling and headquartered in Shanghai, with representative offices in London and Chicago, ALC has one of the most successful track records for achieving client goals in China. Advisory clients include investment groups seeking to enhance the value of portfolio companies and place investments, Fortune 500 companies, middle market manufacturing companies, sales and distribution companies, and domestic Chinese companies.

ALC’s principals have extensive and deep governmental and Chinese and international business connections, at the highest levels, and have arranged some of the most well-known and groundbreaking transactions in modern China. In addition, ALC principals have long experience in investment banking transactions, including M&A and finance, both in China and internationally. China based partners are either expatriates with more than 20 years experience in China or Chinese nationals.

Our seasoned, experienced, bilingual and bicultural team of professionals include seasoned executives, operating managers, fund managers, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, researchers, engineers, supply chain experts, and IP experts. This allows ALC to provide a comprehensive “suite?of services to Western clients seeking to navigate the complex business, cultural and regulatory waters of China. 

ALC’s approach to advisory services incorporates the knowledge and experience its professionals have gained in their long careers of doing business in China. Because ALC’s senior professionals have owned and operated businesses here, ALC understands the goals and the challenges faced by foreign enterprises and investors. ALC’s senior professionals have been clients of advisory firms and investment banks and have a good grasp of client needs and expectations.

ALC has distinguished and experienced Advisory Board members, who actively support assignments within their competence, and has a wide network of Western and Chinese businessmen and governmental representatives.

ALC’s professionals and advisors include one current and four former Presidents of the Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce. ALC professionals are involved in many civic affairs in China, including acting as advisor to the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and participating in many charitable organizations.



1108 CITIC Square, 1168 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China 200041
Tel: +86 21 5292 9208 Fax: +86 21 5292 9210

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