- My Story Is
We are active investors in our area of focus – principally service-based businesses including food service and processing and leisure related property.
We currently seek scalable relationships with experienced agribusiness people in Australia growing with the China demand and Food Safety story.
My experience in one of the first China funds began around 1990 as Managing Director of a Hong Kong asset management company.
Subsequently I moved into the MD role of one of Europe’s largest bank’s private equity business in Asia.
We invested in one of the first foreign food companies processing and supplying salads and fresh prepared food to the major food services companies in China.
Yum! Foods, and latterly Starbucks, McDonalds and similar chains were clients.
We exited this venture-invested business in a trade sale to a large UK based international fresh food business.
I was Chairman and an Executive Director of the company following the trade sale.
I was an independent Non-Executive director of a Shanghai listed meat processing company for six years until 2013.
Currently I serve in a number of roles that include:
Non Executive Director of private companies owned by a prominent family in Hong Kong, active in shipping ownership and services, property investment and offshore energy services.
I am an advisor to young companies in Shanghai with interests in procurement and trading services and meat importing and distribution in China.
Recently I sold my corporate advisory and management firm established in 1999.
I am a U.K citizen and resident of Hong Kong since relocating in 1992.
I am a Chartered Accountant with international finance and business experience in many parts of the world:
My experience in private equity and venture capital includes following areas:
Management of assets on behalf of investments funds and investment principals
Structuring investments funds
Development of investment processes and procedures for managers
Structuring financing of venture capital investments
Board and investment committee representation
Mentoring and guiding managers in developing their business
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