Tianhai Investment

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Tianhai Investment
Formerly called
Tianjin Marine Shipping
Traded as
SSE: 600751 (A share)
SSE: 900938 (B share)
HeadquartersTianjin, China
Increase2.svg CN¥ 000322 million (2016)
Total assets Increase2.svg CN¥117.966  billion  (2016)
Total equity Increase2.svg CN¥012.770 billion (2016)
HNA Group (20.76% via investment vehicle HNA Technology Group) [1]
Guohua Life (14.33% as equity fund manager)
Grand China Logistics Holdings(9.19%; affiliate of HNA Group)
Subsidiaries Ingram Micro
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 天津天海投资发展股份有限公司
Literal meaning Tianjin Tianhai Investment [&] Development Co., Ltd. by Shares
Chinese short name
Simplified Chinese 天海投资
Literal meaning Tianhai Investment
Historical Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 天津海运
Website www.tianhaiinvestment.com
Footnotes /references
in consolidated financial statement [2]

Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co., Ltd. is a Chinese holding company which was specialize in marine transportation services. However, in recent year it was most known as the investment vehicle of HNA Group to acquire American company Ingram Micro. [3] The shares of Tianhai Investment, A share and B share (Chinese stock terminology) were both listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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In 2015 Tianjin Marine Shipping was renamed to Tianhai Investment. [5]

In 2016, Tianhai Investment acquired Ingram Micro in a leveraged buyout, which the company borrowed a huge sum from the Agricultural Bank of China. [6]

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  1. 关于公司前十大股东持股情况的公告 (PDF) (Press release) (in Chinese). Tianhai Investment. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018 via Shanghai Stock Exchange website.
  2. 2016年年度报告 [2016 Annual Report](PDF) (in Chinese). Tianhai Investment. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018 via Shanghai Stock Exchange website.
  3. "What do we know about Tianjin Tianhai, the company buying Ingram Micro?". ARN. IDG Communications. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. 行政处罚决定书(天津海运) (Press release) (in Chinese). China Securities Regulatory Commission. 21 January 2004. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. 上海航华船代客户服务中心 (3 April 2015). 天津海运更名为天海投资. 海事快讯 (in Chinese). Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  6. "Fitch: Ingram Micro's Ratings Unchanged at 'BBB-' Following Merger". Fitch Ratings. Business Wire. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  7. 小鲨鱼 (pseudonym), ed. (27 November 2017). 天海投资:圈钱百亿造就疯狂并购路 资金用途说变就变. 市值风云 (in Chinese). Retrieved 28 April 2018 via Sina web portal.