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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Kit Jong TAN
Founding member & Managing Director

Mr. Tan is a founding member and Managing Director of Eagle Asia Partners. He is a member of the Investment Approval Committee. Mr. Tan is responsible for the Firm’s investment strategy and investment activity. He is involved in deal sourcing, screening and due diligence.

Mr. Tan has over 18 years of private equity fund-of-funds investment experience. Previously, Mr. Tan was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asia and Europe Investments of TIF Ventures. He was also the Chairman of the Deal Clearance Committee and Member of the Investment Approval Committee of TIF Ventures. He has sat on the advisory boards of several private equity funds and has identified and backed some of the successful managers in the Asia region. Prior to his career in finance, he held senior management positions at the Singapore National Science & Technology Board and Hewlett Packard Singapore.

Mr. Tan holds a Masters in Engineering degree and Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore. He attended the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme. Mr. Tan is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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