RENO, Nev. and BEIJING, China, August 8, 2013 – The Alta Group, a global consultancy focused on equipment leasing and asset finance, today announced that two new senior directors have joined its firm in China, CapSol Management Consultants, to expand advisory services in the region.
Yankai Qu will work as managing director of professional development in China. Active in China’s equipment finance and leasing industry since its earliest days in 1984, Qu is the industry’s principal advocate before policymakers, regulators and standard setting bodies. He served as the full-time president of China Leasing Association from June 2007 to May 2013.
Zhiping Zhang will work as general legal counsel of legal support services in China. A full-time attorney, she has focused on China’s leasing industry for more than 20 years, working closely with regulators and directly contributing key policies and regulations. In addition to serving with The Alta Group, Zhang is the chief attorney for Beijing Filong Law Firm.
“The Alta Group has been active in China for more than 15 years, providing consulting, M&A, and professional development services. Now, increasing numbers of clients are transacting business in China, and increasing numbers of manufacturers and investors in China are going global,” said John C. Deane, CEO of The Alta Group.
“China’s leasing industry has experienced significant growth during the last five years, and we are expecting the industry to triple in size over the next five,” added Jason Zhou, managing partner of CapSol Management Consultants and senior managing director of The Alta Group in the Greater China Region. “We are helping China’s equipment manufacturers and leasing companies expand business globally, and also helping multi-national companies grow in the unique China market.”
To contact Zhou, email, or call +86 10 8478 3636, ext 818.

About The Alta Group

The Alta Group is the leading global consultancy focused on equipment leasing and asset finance. Since 1992, Alta has represented equipment leasing and finance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and service providers, offering management consulting and expertise in global market entry, vendor and captive finance, professional development, legal support services, asset management and mergers and acquisitions. For more information on the group’s services in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, China, and Asia-Pacific, please visit

About CapSol Management Consultants 

CapSol Management Consultants is the leading consulting firm focused on the China asset finance industry, providing management consulting, financial advisory and technology & operational services to leasing and finance companies, investment professionals and equipment manufacturers. Founded in 2007, CapSol has more than 40 professionals in China who work closely with international consultants in The Alta Group.

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