Partners Group Opens in Beijing

Partners Group, a Switzerland-based alternative asset manager, has opened an office in Beijing. It will be run by current partner Linda Cai.

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Partners Group, the Switzerland-based alternative asset manager, further expands its Asian presence with the opening of its Beijing office. The rapid growth of the Chinese private equity market, both in terms of investment opportunities as well as investor segments, offers attractive opportunities for future development. Linda Cai will lead the Beijing office and develop Partners Group's presence in the region.

Linda joined Partners Group in January 2007 after holding various positions in private equity investment management as well as in marketing both in the United States and China. Linda's local knowledge and network will further strengthen Partners Group's position in this attractive market.

Philipp Gysler, head Asia, comments, “Having been active investors in China since 2005, we have seen rapid growth in market size and depth, with investment opportunities offering superior returns. This local presence represents a natural next step, thereby securing our leading position and ensuring market proximity, which is crucial in China”

Dr. Marcel Erni, chief investment officer and co-founder, adds, “In the evolving Chinese market Partners Group, as an experienced private equity investor, is focused on
supporting the development of the market. We are in a regular dialogue with regulatory entities as well as other decision-making bodies, allowing us the opportunity of participating in this nascent private equity market, which offers exciting potential and scope for investment as well as for new cooperation with clients and business partners.”

The Beijing office can be contacted as follows:
Excel Center
#1261, No 6 Wudinghou Street
Xicheng District
Beijing 100032
China
Tel: +86 10 8800 3771
Fax: +86 10 8800 3803


About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global alternative asset management firm with over CHF 24 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate, listed alternative investments, hedge funds and alternative beta strategies. The firm manages a broad range of funds, structured products and customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors, private banks and distribution partners. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm employs over 270 people, is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of around CHF 4 billion and majority owned by its 38 Partners & Principals and employees.