Simon Kavanagh is a Managing Director 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.
Sold Compart Systems to Shanghai Wanye Enterprises
Divested ThiPha Cable and Dovina to Stark Corporation
Divested Gourmet Noodle House to GreenTree Inns
Divested MFS Technology to DCP Capital
Divested Kingstar to Zhongping Capital
Merged with Fitness First Asia, led by Navis Capital
Divested Facade Access Holdings to Alimak Group
Divested AFE Solutions to N2N Connect
Divested Thermal Printer business to TSC in Taiwan
Divested Singapore-based Retail Banking business
Sold stake in electronics business to Standard Chartered Private Equity
Divested Teknicast Sdn Bhd
Divested Vinh Hoan Feed to Pilmico Foods
Divested Singapore oil & gas parts business to Wayne Burt Group