About KC Group

KC Group was founded in 2014 with an exclusive focus on cross-border business between China and the West.

KC Group consists of the following three divisions:

  • KC Investment Banking

    • Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

  • KC Solutions Group

    • Strategic Advisory

    • Risk & Intelligence

  • KC Capital (financial investments, selected)


KC Group was founded in October of 2014 by Fang Chu Ph.D. (KC Group's CEO and a Chinese national) and Grant Kettering (KC Group's Executive Chairman and a U.S. national). 

The core of KC Group is KC Investment Banking, a mergers & acquisitions advisory division which is run directly by the firm's founders. KC Solutions Group provides strategic advisory services to both clients outbound from, and inbound to, China, as well as risk and intelligence information services, which helps clients to navigate and manage counterparty, government, and public relations risks in unfamiliar environments.

In 2016, KC Group launched KC Capital, its principal investment division, with an investment into KCed, a joint venture between KC Group and Empyrics, Inc., a New York based premium education consultancy. KCed brings the premium educational and professional development services Empyrics pioneered to a new segment of international clients.


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