Adams Street Partners appoints Soo to helm Asian investment team


Adams Street Partners has named Yar-Ping Soo to lead the firm’s Asian investment team. Soo, a partner at Adams Street since 2010, will be succeeding Piau-Voon Wang, who will become a senior advisor. Prior to joining Adams Street, Soo worked at GIC Special Investments where she held various senior investment positions.

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Chicago, IL and Singapore – December 2, 2015 – Adams Street Partners has announced that Yar-Ping Soo, a Partner in the firm since 2010, will assume the additional responsibility of leading the firm’s Asian investment team. In her new leadership role, she will succeed Piau-Voon (“PV”) Wang, who will become Senior Advisor to the firm. This transition will take place in the fourth quarter of 2015. Adams Street Partners’ investments in Asia are managed from offices in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo.

“Adams Street Partners will celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Asia in 2016. As we look ahead to the next decade, the new role for Yar-Ping Soo as leader of our investment team in Asia and PV Wang’s continuing involvement as Senior Advisor signal our commitment to the market and the depth of our team,” stated Jeff Diehl, Managing Partner. “We are grateful for PV’s efforts to establish a strong presence for Adams Street Partners in Asia, and we are confident in Yar-Ping’s ability to lead the Asian investments team as well as continue supporting our global efforts to provide investors with primary, secondary, venture/growth and co-investment strategies that help achieve their risk and return goals,” he said. “

Yar-Ping Soo is a Partner of the firm specializing in Asian investments, including pan-regional leveraged buyouts and country-focused funds in such markets as Greater China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Prior to joining Adams Street Partners, she held senior investment positions with GIC Special Investments (GICSI), the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, where she focused on leveraged buyout funds, growth capital funds and co-investments.

PV Wang is a Partner primarily focused on the Asian portfolio. He joined Adams Street Partners in 1999, initially in the London office, and was active in formulating the firm’s private equity fund investment strategy for Asia. He launched the firm’s Singapore office in 2006 and its Beijing office in 2011. Before joining Adams Street Partners, he was associated with Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management, Nikko Capital Singapore and Indosuez Asset Management Singapore.

About Adams Street Partners
Adams Street Partners is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world and has one of the longest histories. Together with its predecessor organizations, Adams Street Partners has been investing in private equity partnerships since 1979, managing venture/growth investments in private equity since 1972 and is credited with establishing the first private equity fund of funds for institutional investors. The firm currently has 130+ employees and approximately $27 billion of assets under management. Adams Street Partners has offices in Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo.

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