European private equity major Permira has posted London partner Robin Bell-Jones to its Hong Kong office to lead its technology, media and telecoms sector (TMT) in Asia.
Bell-Jones will work closely with co-heads of Asia Henry Chen and Alex Emery to further develop the firm’s franchise and investment activities in the region.
He will focus on TMT acquisition opportunities as well as support the international expansion efforts of the firm’s current TMT portfolio companies.
Bell-Jones has worked for Permira for over ten years in both the London and Frankfurt offices and is one of four Partners in the TMT team.
He has been involved in a number of the Permira funds’ investments including TV production company All3Media and ProSiebenSat.1, a European broadcasting group.
He also worked on realised investments debitel, a German mobile telecoms business, and Premiere, a German pay-TV company.
“The dynamic Asian markets offer a very exciting opportunity for TMT investing over the next few years,” Permira co-managing partner Kurt Björklund said in a statement.
“They also fit well with our strategy of focusing on businesses with strong structural growth drivers and international potential.”
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