In early 2013, the Sovereign Group acquired JLJ, an integrated services provider that accelerates international companies’ ability to understand and operate in the China market. JLJ has 25 employees in Shanghai and Beijing. It was established in 2003 to assist companies accelerate their China market entry. JLJ provides a suite of services designed to lead foreign investors through the market entry process and stay with them to develop long-term success in China. From assisting with understanding the market, developing a market entry strategy to establishing their operations and finally providing back office and compliance support services, the company assists clients from planning to execution.
JLJ has worked with over 500 companies from more than 50 countries in developing their China business. In addition to helping foreign companies enter and grow in the China market, JLJ also provides tax planning, offshore and onshore corporate structuring, trusts as well as ancillary services traditionally offered by the Sovereign Group.
JLJ provides ‘best value’ support needed to understand your industry as it pertains to the China market, such as competitors, customers, consumers, distribution and sales channels, identifying market opportunities and challenges as well as key trends that will have future implications on your China initiatives.
In addition to providing business intelligence and market research, JLJ's skilled consultants are experienced at identifying and vetting your potential partners in the China market, such as VC/PE firms, distributors, licensee’s etc.