Simon Kavanagh

Managing Director

Hong Kong

Simon Kavanagh is a Managing Director based in Hong Kong. He joined BDA in 2013 and has 15 years’ M&A experience.

Before joining BDA, he ran his own M&A boutique, and before that spent nine years with JPMorgan’s M&A team in London, Hong Kong, and Sydney. His sector experience covers agriculture, chemicals, consumer & retail, healthcare, industrial, oil & gas, and real estate. His clients have included Asia Pulp & Paper, Cemex, Glanbia, Lee Chang Yung, UBM, and Wistron. He has worked on IPOs, capital raisings, private and public M&A transactions, 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.