Xiaolu Lian has joined Unitas Capital (f.k.a. CCMP Capital Asia) as a Shanghai-based managing director. He had spent the previous 11 years with BNP Paribas.
Unitas Capital (Unitas), the Asian private equity firm previously known as CCMP Capital Asia, today announced that it has appointed Xiaolu Lian as a Managing Director, based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Unitas, Mr. Lian spent 11 years at BNP Paribas, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Representative of the bank’s Shanghai office. While at BNP Paribas, he was involved in a number of key IPOs, including Asia Cement, Want Want, Sunny Optical, and Haitian.
“Xiaolu brings exceptional breadth and depth of experience to our China team,” said Andrew Liu, Unitas’ Managing Partner and CEO. “He has held senior management positions in both the state and private sectors, and the depth of his relationships with large PRC companies is expected to further strengthen Unitas’ deal sourcing capabilities in China.”
Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Mr. Lian spent 16 years at the Shanghai Petrochemical Company, where he held a number of management positions, including Deputy Director of the Secretary Office of the Board of Directors and Deputy Director of the Strategic Planning Department. He was also part of the team that took Shanghai Petrochemical public, in one of the first public listings of a Chinese company.
About Unitas Capital
Unitas Capital is one of the largest dedicated regional private equity firms in Asia, with US$4 billion in capital commitments under management. Founded in 1999, the firm has deep rooted local connections throughout the region, including Australia, Greater China, Korea, and Singapore. Specializing in the consumer & retail and industrial manufacturing & services sectors, Unitas Capital has led some of the largest and most successful leveraged buyouts in Asia, including Mando Corporation, Haitai Confectionery and Buy The Way in Korea, Yellow Pages in Singapore, and Waco and Repco in Australia.