Spring Luncheon Benefits Big Brothers of Los Angeles

big brothers holding handsOne of the main annual fundraising events on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles took place on April 27, 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Sponsored by the Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event, Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show exhibited the latest fashions from Neiman Marcus. On hand was a large selection of well-known personalities from the business and entertainment world.

Adam Roseman, CEO of ARC China, is also highly active in the organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, and serves on the Board of Trustees for them.

ARC China & Its Team: Adam Roseman & More

ARC China is comprised of over 30 highly capable financial professionals.  Together with CEO and Founder Adam Roseman, these investors make public and pre-IPO private equity investments in high growth businesses in the Peoples’ Republic of China.

One of the Managing Directors at ARC China is Barry Freeman. Mr. Freeman was a Vice President at HPC Capital Management in New York, with a focus on direct investments in public companies.  After this, he was a Vice President at Knight Capital Group (NASDAQ: NITE) in New York.  As part of the Capital Markets Group, he raised growth capital for private and public companies.  While working at Knight, he focused on cross border transactions with Chinese companies and completed over $100 million in equity and equity linked transactions over a three-year period.

Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular: Adam Roseman

May 23, 2010 saw the 25th Anniversary of the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular.  This amazing event, heralded by the L.A. Times as the premier sports award dinner in the country, is a charity event established in 1986.  Since then, this event has raised over $19 million to benefit the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute and its life-saving work.

While benefiting the important genetic research that the Institute undertakes, the event also benefits the Sports Spectacular Fellowship Endowment, which supports the training of five research Fellows at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Many people have, over the years, served on the Steering Committee for this event including Adam Roseman, Erikk Aldridge, Dominique Alexander, Mike Altieri, Manuel Bergher and many others.  In the past, Adam Roseman has personally underwritten $50,000 for the event and has assisted with the benefit’s VIP after party.

Adam Roseman Spearheads New Joint Venture China Fund

shake hands black and white photoApril 13, 2010 is the date when ARC China, together with Shijiazhuang Development and Investment Co., Ltd came together at a signing ceremony marking their newly formed partnership, officially creating the Shijiazhuang-ARC Investment Fund. This fund has been established through the joining of investments totaling 44 million dollars, the equivalent of RMB 300 million.

Adam Roseman, in his capacity as CEO of ARC China, helped spearhead the creation of this groundbreaking fund, joining the Shijiazhuang Venture Capital Investment Guidance Fund, which was already established and proven successful in this area.

Movement in the establishment of similar funds has been progressing at a fast pace. Until this past year twenty new venture capital funds have been established through the untiring efforts of the NDRC and the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hunan, Anhui, Jilin and Shenzhen. The scale of these combined investment funds is reaching respectable proportions, with the expectation of 9 billion RBM seen as likely.

ARC China Holdings Limited Appoints New Managing Director Byron Sproule

ARC China Holdings Limited is now in expansion mode and as such they have recently appointed three new executives to the management team.  The senior executives are Michael Bruck, to the position of Chief Operating Officer; and Gordon Chin, Esq. and Byron Sproule to be the Managing Directors. ARC China Holdings Limited is a Hong Kong based investment firm which concentrates its investment strategies on China’s domestic consumption?oriented high?growth enterprises in developing Tier II and III cities. Adam Roseman is the CEO and founder of ARC China Inc., which is a subsidiary of ARC China Holdings, and is headquartered in Shanghai.

Each of the newly appointed members of the executive team brings years of experience and expertise to their new positions. Byron Sproule is uniquely qualified for his new role at ARC China. For over ten years he has advised a large variety of private and public companies in the technology and industrial sectors. He has been involved in guiding and advising companies with acquisitions, divestitures and mergers of public and private companies, leveraged buy-outs by financial sponsors, initial public offerings, and the raising of debt and equity capital. In addition, Mr. Sproule has advised public large cap companies in financial and strategic matters, and has also provided direction to a number of seed, early and growth stage private companies.

Mr. Sproule’s most recent endeavor before joining Adam Roseman and the ARC China team was as the Managing Director of an M&A advisory firm, which is heavily China-focused, Knox and Co. Before this Byron Sproule was a Senior Vice President at JP Morgan in the Technology and Banking group. He was also a senior banker at Jefferies Broadview in the Technology Investment Banking group. He also worked at Lehman Brothers for seven years in the Technology Investment Banking Group in New York, and in London within mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sproule’s first position was at Salomon Smith Barney, where he first began his career in investment banking.