Simon Kavanagh

Partner, Head of Hong Kong, Head of Industrials

Hong Kong

Simon Kavanagh is a Partner based in Hong Kong. He joined BDA in 2013 and has 24 years’ M&A experience.

Before joining BDA, he spent nine years with JPMorgan. His experience covers most sectors, with a particular focus on industrial companies. His multinational corporate clients have included Thomson Reuters, Kerry Group, FIS, Johnson Controls and Mitsubishi Corporation.  He has advised many of the leading private equity firms in Asia, and has helped multiple founder-led companies.  In addition to private and public M&A transactions he has worked on IPOs, capital raisings, and material transactions on the Hong Kong and London Stock Exchanges. Mr. Kavanagh has a degree in Economics from the University of Stirling in Scotland, a Masters in International Business from University College Dublin in Ireland, and he studied Mandarin at Xiamen University in China. He has lived in Asia for 16 years.