Simon Chuk appointed as Partner at Templewater

23 May 2022, Hong Kong

(23 May 2022, Hong Kong) Templewater is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Chuk as Partner at Templewater with effect from 23 May 2022. Simon will be based in Hong Kong.

Simon will join the private equity investment management team, bringing 18 years of global private equity and M&A experience with him to the platform. Simon will focus on sourcing and uncovering high-quality investments, as well as managing Templewater’s portfolio companies.

Simon has led buyout investments and exits representing over US$5bn of transaction value and has also participated in buyout investments representing over US$3bn of capital deployed and US$40bn of transaction value. Before joining Templewater, Simon was Partner at XJ Capital, where he headed the private equity buyout practice, and built and led a team in sourcing, executing and managing investments with value creation angle in China.  Prior to XJ Capital, Simon was Managing Director of XIO Group, a global alternative investments platform that focused on cross-border buyouts. Prior to joining XIO Group, Simon was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and was with the firm in both New York and Hong Kong in its Principal Investment Area division and Investment Banking Division, respectively.

Simon started his private equity career at Morgenthaler, a mid-market buyout firm based in the US, and received B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University.  

Cliff Zhang, CEO and Founding Partner of Templewater, said, “I am delighted to welcome Simon onboard.  His exceptional track record and industry expertise in private equity transactions will be invaluable for the development of Templewater Group.  I am confident that our investment platform will continue to evolve and develop into a high-quality business with Simon’s arrival.”

Simon Chuk, Partner, said, “Templewater has built an outstanding reputation as a promising alternative asset management firm in Asia, working with some of the world’s most dynamic partners, companies and investors. I am thrilled to be joining the team at a time when that success is translating into the next stage of growth and expansion, and look forward to working with the entire Templewater team to add further breadth and depth to the group and contributing to Templewater’s success overall.”

About Templewater Group

The Templewater Group (“Templewater”) is an alternative asset management firm headquartered in Hong Kong, founded by Cliff Zhang and the Investec Group in 2018 as a spin-off of Investec Group’s Principal Investments Division in Asia, continuing the heritage and investment track record of the Investec Group.

Templewater is a solution-based and trusted partner to institutions, entrepreneurs and family offices. Templewater invests across the alternative asset classes in private equity, growth equity and real estate.

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