GI Partners has hired Philip Yau as a managing director. Previously, Yau worked at UBS Private Funds Group where he served as managing director and co-head of the North American team.
San Francisco, CA, July 25, 2017 – GI Partners, a leading private equity firm, today announced that Philip Yau has joined the firm as Managing Director. Mr. Yau will pursue strategic origination and business development opportunities, oversee the investor relations team, and manage the firm’s co-investment efforts.
Mr. Yau joins GI Partners after 24 years in investment banking, including 12 years in the UBS Private Funds Group, a global fund placement and secondary LP advisory practice. In his role as Managing Director and co-Head of the North American team, Mr. Yau advised numerous private equity, infrastructure, distressed, and venture capital firms, as well as limited partners around the world.
“We are delighted to welcome Philip to the firm,” said Rick Magnuson, Founder and Executive Managing Director of GI Partners. “He has known and advised GI for many years and worked closely with us this past year as a Senior Advisor. As a senior member of the team, he will further enhance our origination, business development, co-investment, and investor relations efforts. His deep understanding of private equity and limited partners will be a tremendous asset to our growing firm.”
“I am excited to be joining GI Partners and contributing to its ongoing success,” said Yau. “I look forward to working with the entire GI Partners team as we collaborate with our limited partners to invest in leading and growing middle market companies in our targeted industry sectors.”
About GI Partners
GI Partners is a leading private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised $16 billion in capital through private equity and real estate strategies from recognized institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners’ private equity team is active in a number of key sectors, including IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit www.gipartners.com.