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LGT Capital opens Beijing office to grow mainland China investment focus

4 Apr 2013

Alternative investment firm LGT Capital Partners has opened a new office in Beijing to serve as a hub for the firm’s private equity investment activities in mainland China.

LGT managing partner Ivan Vercoutere said, “We have been investing in mainland China for almost 10 years, and the new Beijing office reflects this market’s growing importance for LGT Capital Partners.

“We see China as a key investment destination and, ultimately, as a place to cultivate and service Chinese institutional clients.”

The team at LGT Capital Partners’ new Beijing office, headed by Frankie Fang, will initially focus on sourcing, performing due diligence on and monitoring private equity investments, including primary fund commitments, secondary transactions and co-investment deals.

As such, the new office will enhance the firm’s investment reach in mainland China.

LGT has over $25bn in assets under management and more than 300 institutional clients. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, the firm has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

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