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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Lay Hong LEE
Founding member & Managing Director

Ms. Lee is a founding member and Managing Director of Eagle Asia Partners. She is a member of the Investment Approval Committee. Ms Lee is responsible for portfolio management and reporting. She oversees the legal due diligence and execution associated with the Firm’s investment activities.

Ms. Lee has more than 16 years' experience in private equity investments. Previously, Ms. Lee was the Senior Vice President in TIF Ventures where she held two portfolios: she headed up the team for Portfolio Management & Monitoring as well as the US (East Coast) & Healthcare investments. She was a member of the Investment Approval Committee in TIF Ventures. She set up the investment processes and a comprehensive portfolio monitoring and management system for TIF Ventures. She also sourced, evaluated and committed the TIF to successful US funds like Venrock and Silverlake.

Before joining TIF Ventures, she held senior management positions at the Singapore National Science & Technology Board and the Information Technology Institute, the research arm of the Singapore National Computer Board.

Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems.

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