There are hundreds of Belt and Road projects in various stages of planning and completion, creating opportunities for businesses in and out of China. This includes infrastructure providers who can deliver the necessary services for building cross-border railways, highways, ports and airports. Once these large infrastructure projects are complete, opportunities will also arise for real estate, food and beverage outlets, logistics, tourism, financial services and advisory as well as for people and businesses looking to invest in BRI.
HSBC is one of the world’s leading financing banks, both in terms of the strength of our balance sheet and our ability to connect our clients with investors through capital markets. We’ve been ranked #1 for G3 – US dollar, euro and Japanese yen – bonds for Asia (excluding Japan) every year since 2010. Plus, our Debt and Capital Markets and Equity Capital Markets teams have a years of experience delivering financing solutions in particular to Chinese enterprises investing overseas.
For example, HSBC acted as the Sole Financial Advisor on a number of deals, such as the China Resources Consortium in its successful bid to purchase a 30% stake in the UK-based Dudgeon offshore wind farm from Statkraft AS for around GBP555 million.
HSBC can also work with retail investors in markets outside of China looking for investment opportunities – connecting them to infrastructure funds and assets.