The Eagle

The Founders of Eagle Asia Partners are one of the most experienced private equity teams in Asia. Prior to founding Eagle Asia Partners in 2007, the Founders worked together at TIF Ventures. TIF Ventures is a fund-of-funds management company established by the Singapore Government to invest in private equity funds globally. They have between them more than 80 years of private equity experience.

Based in Asia and having extensive experience in the region, the team has access to a significant portion of the fund deal-flow in Asia. The team has a track record of strong financial performance and has also demonstrated a record of identifying successful managers in Asia. The team is fluent in multiple Asian languages and dialects.

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Jimmy HSU
Founding member & Managing Director

Mr. Hsu is a founding member and Managing Director of Eagle Asia Partners. He is a member of the Investment Approval Committee. Mr. Hsu is responsible for the Firm’s compliance, fund raising and investor relations. He is involved in providing input on investment considerations.

Mr. Hsu has more than 29 years’ experience in the private equity business. His private equity experience is global and across the full spectrum of fund and direct investment. Previously, Mr. Hsu was the Chief Executive Officer of TIF Ventures. He was the Chairman of Investment Approval Committee of TIF Ventures. Prior to TIF Ventures, Mr. Hsu was one of two executives who co-founded GIC’s private equity group - GIC Special Investments (‘GIC SI’), where he served 15 years. He was sent to Redwood City, California in 1986 to open GIC’s private equity department. He worked 4 years there, investing in venture capital and buyout funds initially. In 1990, he was transferred to London to start GIC’s European private equity operations. The following year, he opened GIC’s Frankfurt office. He worked in Europe for 4 years and developed strong ties with many leading fund managers and family groups. He relocated back to Singapore headquarters in 1994 to start GIC’s Asian private equity activities, when the Asian private equity markets were starting to develop. He has been involved in venture capital, growth capital, buyouts as well as direct investments on three continents. Prior to GIC, he worked four years in the oil industry with British Petroleum (“BP”) based in Singapore, London and Australia. At BP, he worked in Corporate Planning, Oil Trading to Refinery Operations.

Mr. Hsu was a Colombo Plan Scholar and has a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Alberta, Canada. He also holds a M.B.A. from the National University of Singapore. He is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, U.S.A. Apart from English, Mandarin and several other Chinese dialects, which he speaks fluently, he also has a working knowledge of Japanese and French.

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