11 February 2020
BDA Capital Partners
In response to recent press reports, BDA Partners is pleased to confirm that it is exploring an affiliated merchant banking model, BDA Capital Partners. This to-be-established platform will aim to provide equity capital solutions to entrepreneurs and growth companies, initially in Vietnam.
The new platform will be entirely separate from BDA’s core M&A advisory business and will be led by Bert Kwan, an experienced private equity growth investor in SE Asia. There will be no cross-over of personnel between the investment team of the new platform and BDA’s M&A bankers.
BDA Capital Partners is not raising a third-party fund, but will arrange minority investments of between US$10m-US$20m, to support high quality growth companies.
BDA Capital Partners will focus on opportunities that are far out-of-scope, both in terms of deal type and transaction size, for our key private equity client base whom BDA typically advises on sellside M&A transactions in the US$100m-US$1bn value range. BDA Capital Partners will not participate in such sale processes. As such there will be no conflict or competition for transactions between BDA Capital Partners and our M&A advisory clients.
BDA’s separate teams of M&A bankers will continue to focus 100% on providing premium, independent, Asia-related advice to sophisticated clients globally, both private equity sponsors and corporates.