Chinese investment firm Puji Capital and China’s First Capital Securities have formed a joint venture (JV) to unlock growth opportunities in China and abroad through investments and mergers and acquisitions.

The new JV will focus on investing and developing China and global growth companies in the culture, technology and consumer sectors.

Puji Capital director Alex Szeto said: "We believe that the new joint venture will be a new investment platform of its kind that looks at the Culture, New Technology, and Consumer industries in a new light.

“This new alliance with First Capital and their entire securities infrastructure will seamlessly layer our joint venture's investment platform to create long-term value for these companies we invest and partner with."

The two companies will secure access to capital, strategic global network, and management expertise to support further investments, organically and through acquisitions, in growth companies in the core industries.

The JV will utilise the investment capacity of First Capital investment, a fund of First Capital Securities dedicated to investments into emerging industrial sectors, for future partnerships.

First Capital Securities president Liu Xuemin added: "Here at First Capital, we take great pride in looking forward to industries and companies that demonstrate great prospects for growth. This new joint venture with Puji Capital will only further extend our knowledge base, insight, and access to find opportunities that will capitalize this new future.”