Zug-Baar, 7 May 2008
Partners Group establishes office in Beijing
Partners Group, the Switzerland-based alternative asset manager, further expands its Asian presence with the opening of its Beijing office. The rapid growth of the Chinese private equity market, both in terms of investment opportunities as well as investor segments, offers attractive opportunities for future development.
Linda Cai will lead the Beijing office and develop Partners Group’s presence in the region. Linda joined Partners Group in January 2007 after holding various positions in private equity investment management as well as in marketing both in the United States and China. Linda’s local knowledge and network will further strengthen Partners Group’s position in this attractive market.
Philipp Gysler, head Asia, comments, “Having been active investors in China since 2005, we have seen rapid growth in market size and depth, with investment opportunities offering superior returns. This local presence represents a natural next step, thereby securing our leading position and ensuring market proximity, which is crucial in China.”
Dr. Marcel Erni, chief investment officer and co-founder, adds, “In the evolving Chinese market Partners Group, as an experienced private equity investor, is focused on supporting the development of the market. We are in a regular dialogue with regulatory entities as well as other decision-making bodies, allowing us the opportunity of participating in this nascent private equity market, which offers exciting potential and scope for investment as well as for new cooperation with clients and business partners.”
The Beijing office can be contacted as follows:
#1261, No 6 Wudinghou Street
Tel: +86 10 8800 3771
Fax: +86 10 8800 3803