Asian mezz fund boosts team

MezzAsia Capital, the Asian mezzanine fund, has appointed Geoff Lee as a director of investments covering China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.

Geoff Lee has joined MezzAsia Capital, the Singapore and Hong Kong-based mezzanine fund, as a director with primary responsibility for mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.

Lee joins from HSBC, where he was a director in the investment banking division, having previously worked for Peregrine Capital in Hong Kong. According to a MezzAsia statement, he has experience in debt and equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions across a number of industries in the Asia Pacific region.

“His track record and experience will support our growth strategy in North Asia,” said Stephane Delatte, MezzAsia’s head of mezzanine financing. “We are now positioned to increase our presence in Greater China and assist both companies and private equity firms seeking to raise mezzanine capital across the region.”

MezzAsia Capital, which now has a team of four, is a dedicated mezzanine fund managed by CLSA Mezzanine Management, a unit of CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. Founded in 1986, CLSA Asia Pacific Markets is a brokerage, investment banking and private equity group owned by French bank Credit Agricole.  

The firm targets mezzanine investment opportunities supporting buyout funds and medium-sized businesses across Asia, with a particular focus on Greater China, India, Japan, Korea and selected countries in Southeast Asia.