Edmund Price joins BDA as Head of Financial Institutions Advisory

September 8, 2015

BDA Partners is pleased to announce that Edmund Price has joined the firm, based in Hong Kong, as Managing Director and Head of BDA’s Financial Institutions Group. In this newly formed role, Mr. Price will work with BDA’s global bankers to extend BDA’s M&A advisory and capital raising capabilities for financial institutions across Asia.

Paul DiGiacomo, Partner at BDA, said, “We are excited to work with Edmund to build BDA’s financial institutions practice. We see a strong pipeline of middle market financial institution opportunities across the region, and extensive inbound interest from strategic investors. BDA’s pan-Asian footprint and financial sponsor coverage is uniquely placed to serve shareholders and companies in the financial services sector. Edmund’s long experience in the sector in Asia will strengthen BDA. We greatly look forward to him helping us build our business.”

Mr. Price has almost 20 years of M&A advisory experience in Asia and has advised on US$35bn of completed M&A transactions. Before joining BDA, he spent a decade as a Managing Director in the Asian Financial Institutions Groups of UBS and Macquarie, based in Hong Kong. He began his career in London with Barclays/BZW, before moving to Asia with Jardine Fleming. He has worked on transactions in most Asian markets and completed transactions with clients including Bank Negara Indonesia, Cable & Wireless HKT, China Pacific Insurance, China Taiping Insurance, Pacific Century Insurance, Shinhan Financial, Standard Chartered, and UBS. He holds a MA in Modern History from Worcester College, Oxford, and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Edmund Price said, “I’ve been impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm and results-orientated culture of BDA and its team. The firm’s record of committing the whole organization to achieve results for its clients has resulted in steady growth. I am pleased to be able to be part of BDA’s future. I believe the next few years will see a particularly active market in FIG M&A, and I’m looking forward to working with my new BDA colleagues to deliver results for the firm’s clients in this sector.”

About BDA
BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Bahrain, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at The ACG Champions Awards in 2015. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com

If you have any questions, please contact Paul DiGiacomo pdigiacomo@bdapartners.com in Hong Kong.

BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc., a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of FINRA and SIPC. BDA’s UK subsidiary is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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