The story of DRP Capital and my personal story as founder have included many “firsts”. I worked in China’s first joint venture investment bank, participating in some of China’s first major overseas IPOs and leading some of China’s first large-sized cross-border M&A deals. Afterwards, as Head of China M&A for a major global bank, I led the bank’s first dedicated M&A team in Shanghai.
Over 12 years of working in Beijing and Shanghai, I learned the importance of combining both a deep understanding of local culture and business practices with expert knowledge of M&A. I also learned first-hand the value of having an experienced and knowledgeable local team on the ground in mainland China. At the same time, I saw that there were very few high-quality M&A advisory firms in China to serve the rapidly growing needs of global companies seeking acquisitions in China and Chinese firms looking to expand overseas.
As a result, in 2009, with the invaluable support of friends, clients and colleagues, I set out to launch another first – DRP Capital. We decided from the start to focus on a limited number of sectors and to work with a select number of high-quality clients to help build their businesses through M&A.
Today, ten years later, we remain focused on three sectors in which cross-border M&A is a critical success factor: industrials, technology and medical. We have completed M&A projects in China and around the world and now occupy three offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and the USA. Our clients have also grown dramatically over the years, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for us to continue supporting and growing with them.