Manhattan Mandarin Consulting
Providing businesses with turn key solutions for China's constantly evolving regulatory landscape
IvyGate has partnered with Manhattan Mandarin to provide business strategy consulting for American companies interested in penetrating the Chinese market. After Manhattan Mandarin provides the initial introduction, as well as continued support within the U.S., IvyGate will take care of all your business and legal needs in mainland China. With 15 years of experience working with local Chinese governments and SOEs, IvyGate connects you with unparalleled resources on the ground to ensure your continued success within the region.
China is currently the world’s second-largest economy and home to the world’s largest consumer market; it presents exciting challenges and opportunities for growth. Having a partner with Chinese business expertise and a thorough knowledge of the region can be the difference between failure and success. As the international economy becomes more interconnected, it is pivotal that businesses remain ahead of the curve.
IvyGate is dedicated to advising high profile professionals and businesses to help them seamlessly navigate the constantly evolving Chinese regulatory landscape. We assist with financial opportunities, public relations and crisis management, geopolitical issues, and stakeholder relations. We grow your global market-share by serving as a broker between you and local governments, investors, and policymakers to guarantee your longevity in the region.
Chinese Market Opportunities for International Firms
In the years since its initiative to open up to the world, and since its admittance to the WTO, China has striven to become a leading contributor to and innovator in the global economy.
Most recently, Shanghai and Hainan have taken steps toward deeper integration and acceptance of foreign-owned firms. In February 2018, the local Shanghai government mapped out 100 policy measures it aims to achieve by the end of the fiscal year. The Hainan government recently announced a new FTZ which will further simplify administrative and tariff pressures facing international firms.
As is apparent, policies geared toward relaxing protectionist measures have already
begun to take shape in China. The entire country will continue to open itself to Western
innovation and investment and will actively protect international IP rights.
What we offer
Our team knows how to navigate the competitive and evolving energy and clean tech industry. We work with a diverse range of clients from traditional energy companies to clean-tech start-ups and NGOs. We present our clients’ stories through direct and meaningful communication, which underscores the qualitative benefits each brings to society and the marketplace.
Energy and Clean Tech
Our quality of life depends on a sustainable and well functioning health care system. Such systems occupy a significant portion of most national economies. China’s healthcare industry is positioned to grow rapidly due to the country’s aging population and technological advancements. From public affairs to strategic consulting services, we take a research-based approach to help clients meet stakeholders’ expectations and advance their business goals.
Fundraising — IvyGate offers total-solution fundraising for high-tech companies.
Venture Capital — We assist in the introduction and continued dialogue between foreign business professionals and local venture capital investors.
M&A — We help clients navigate M&A deals andadvise on strategic business diversification. We offer clear value propositions and take a comprehensive approach to stakeholders, the media, and policy environments. Our primary advantage is our ability to help businesses navigate the Chinese market by proposing M&A opportunities with clear synergies critical to long-term success.
Food, retail, and consumer products companies recognize the value of consumers as their most important stakeholders. We help guide our clients in these sectors by combining brand reputation and corporate strategy to drive business outcomes. We offer nuanced counsel to help clients manage issues and communicate with critical audiences creatively to drive more impactful and authentic engagement.
From funding secure retirement plans to financing 21st century infrastructure, every citizen needs a financial system that provides value and innovation with integrity. We help clients communicate a compelling value proposition to align with stakeholders’ interests. Additionally, we measure and strengthen company reputations to position their them for success throughout the globe’s most pivotal markets, including China.
We help clients navigate complex regulatory and policy environments on local, regional and national levels. We help you understand the unique trade policy goals and restrictions involved with conducting business in China. Our strong government connections allow us to closely monitor legislation and policy. We continually research and analyze the geopolitical landscape while communicating with local governments on your behalf.
Government Comm & Relations
IvyGate communicates with constituents, the media, international institutions, and potential investors to help clients with message development and positioning. We are also able to drive results in investment promotion, digital outreach, capacity building and training, as well as strategic counsel.
Further, we ensure your stellar reputation in the public sphere by conducting public evaluation campaigns and engaging online consumers.
Marketing and PR
Selecting potential partners and acquiring target companies
Political risk analysis and management
Crisis and issues management
Meet the team
Ivy Song is a UK Certified Accountant with an ACCA
(Association of Charted Certified Accountants) Certificate.
After graduating from university, she spent several years
with Fidelity Beijing’s Venture Capital Office. With Fidelity,
Ivy focused on TMT and traditional deal research, and she
developed a passion for entrepreneurship. She founded
IvyGate Consulting in 2013, which specializes in
educational and business consulting.
Ivy has also utilized her strong Chinese government connections to serve as a PR consultant for international companies within China. Ivy has an exhaustive understanding of how to launch marketing events in China, such as workshops and forums. She can also secure and maintain
the continued participation of government leaders, market experts, and media staff in multinational ventures.
Yue was born in Beijing to an artistic family. Her father is
renowned throughout China as a master seal engraver
and stone sculptor; and her mother is a famous artist.
Following in her parent’s footsteps, Yue founded the
Xinyue Realm Cultural Communications Company in
2010. The purpose of her company was to create a deep
understanding and appreciation for art within China.
Using her powerful Chinese social connections, Yue now
serves as an investor in the Chinese business market.
Dana L Oakes is from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Kenyon College in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Dana also holds minor degrees in Mandarin Chinese and Chemistry. She has co-authored articles in medical journals such as The Plant Journal and has served two years as a research assistant in Denver, CO and Gambier, OH. Dana devoted time to teaching and the local community throughout her college career. Currently, Dana is located in Beijing; and her passion lies in business development and consulting for international companies seeking to enter China.
Chris Tyler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and East Asian Languages and Literature. He was an active member in the W&L community serving as a community radio DJ, activities coordinator for the General Activities Board, and VP of the Wounded Warrior Project. He likes to spend his leisure time hiking, cycling, and playing tennis. Currently, Chris is based in Beijing; and is dedicated to facilitating a seamless transition for international firms gaining entry into the Chinese consumer market.