Overview

What we Provide

We provide a flexible and customised source of capital to sound businesses. Our investment strategy focuses on maximising return while minimising investment risk, uses a variety of structured approaches and collateralisation and seeks to improve certainty of successful exit.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to protect investors’ capital, deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to investors, develop and maintain long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs/founders, deal sources, local partners, and investors on a global basis.

Who we are

Gryphus Capital Group has an experienced team with more than 20 years of relevant investment experience on average, extensive experience of deal structuring, portfolio management, credit risk, operations and corporate governance, an excellent track record of successful special situation and customised private equity investing in Asia and globally, and a shared history of working together since 2000. Gryphus Capital Management Pte Ltd holds a Capital Markets Services License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Our Team

Management and Investment Team

Dr. Harrison Wang

Dr. Harrison Wang

Chairman

Harrison Wang is the Chairman of Gryphus Capital and Director and Chairman of the investment committees of the RHB Pre-IPO & Special Situation Fund series and the RHB- OSK GC-Millennium Fund LP. Harrison brings a wealth of investment, operational and technology experience. His previous positions include CEO of Deutsche Bank's e- millennium Asia Fund, and Managing Director and Head of e-Business Asia Pacific for Deutsche Bank Group. He also worked for General Electric (GE) where he was the Managing Director, Asia Pacific Business Development responsible for mergers and acquisitions for the Asia Pacific region. He was the Managing Director of Emerging Market Group of GE Capital, responsible for GE Capital's business in four Asian countries, including Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Prior to GE, Harrison had extensive Silicon Valley experience including 4 years Robotics research work in Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and 8 years of venture capital and technology development and application work in robotics and industrial automation.

Harrison has over 25 years' experience as board member for public and private companies in over 10 countries. He received his BS degree from National Taiwan University and his MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Jason Chen

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Chen is our Chief Executive Officer and leads our investment programme as a Managing Director. He is a board member of various companies and funds including the RHB Pre-IPO & Special Situation Fund series and also a core member of the investment committees. Jason’s wide investment experience includes previous positions as Vice President and Head of Asia for AIG Investments’ Capital Recovery Group, a proprietary group responsible for investing in global distressed and special situations opportunities where he was responsible for origination and underwriting of all investments in Asia. Jason was also AIG’s representative director for its US$1 billion China investment joint venture fund with Deutsche Bank, as well as a director for AIG’s Brazilian distressed investment platform. He was also a Vice President at Pine Tree Equity, a private equity fund set up by AIG for distressed assets investments in China and Korea.

Jason has significant start-up operation experience including the Asia rollout of ArrayComm, a world leading company in next generation wireless technology, and took the position as the Corporate Development Manager for Asia, and also the start-up operation experience in Singapore and in the United States.

Jason received his BA degree in Economics and Psychology from Stanford University and his MBA from INSEAD. He is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Steve Ting

Managing Director

Steve is a veteran in the information communication technology industry with more than 25 years of experience including management positions in Hewlett Packard and Mentor Graphics. His previous positions include Executive Chairman and Director of BT (British Telecom) Frontline; Founder and Executive Chairman of Frontline Technologies Corp., a company listed on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange and later acquired by British Telecom.

Steve is also an advisor to EDBI, the investment arm of EDB for future technologies and is represented on the board of numerous public and private companies in Asia Pacific.

Steve holds a B.Eng. degree from the National University of Singapore and was a previous recipient of the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the NUS Centennial Entrepreneurship Award.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Klaus Goesmann

Managing Director

Klaus' 25+ years’ experience includes being a Managing Director and Divisional Board Member, Group Treasurer and previously Co-Head of Investment Management at WestLB; founding partner and CFO/COO of e-millennium Asia Fund, a strategic private equity fund set up by Deutsche Bank; and Director at Deutsche Bank where his roles included Director e-business, Head of Strategy Asia Pacific, M&A Asia Pacific, and Deputy Global Head of Equity and Balance Sheet Management. Earlier in his career Klaus held positions at Booz Allen & Hamilton consultants and Siemens AG. He also set-up and later sold a successful start-up business.

Klaus holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Physics from Munich University where he was a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Ian Low

Director

Ian is responsible for the origination and execution of investments and has over 16 years' experience in banking and finance. Before joining Gryphus, Ian was involved with private equity and mezzanine financing at Maybank Asset Management (Singapore) and Gemcorp Capital LLP. Prior to that, he spent a decade in various coverage and structured finance roles in Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia.

Ian started his career at Ernst & Young LLP, London in 2001. He holds an M.A. (Econ) Finance from Manchester University and B.A. Industrial Economics from Nottingham University.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Koh Kai Xiang

Senior Associate

Kai Xiang holds the role of Senior Associate at Gryphus Capital focusing on investment analysis and valuation.

Prior to joining Gryphus, he was a Senior Associate with the Corporate Finance team and Associate with M&A Valuation team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

Kai Xiang has passed CFA Level III examinations and holds double first class honours in Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University/Business School.

Advisory Board

Dr. Harrison Wang

Ng Shin Ein

Co-founder & Advisor

Shin heads our Advisory Board leveraging on her wide-ranging experiences and contact network. Her previous positions include Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Associates, SGX listing committee member and Corporate Lawyer at Lee & Lee.

Shin is an active board member of several listed companies operating in China and ASEAN.

She holds a law degree (LLB) from Queen Mary College and the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Graham Light

Co-founder & Advisor

Graham has 30+ years’ experience in investment banking, hedge funds and private equity including quantitative and statistical programming. He is a valued member of our investment committees and also a partner at QXI, a digital platform for the execution and scaling of systematic and quantitative asset management strategies. Previously, Graham was Divisional Board member, Head of Investment Management at West LB, responsible for a $100+bn portfolio. Prior to that, Graham was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank running a sponsored private equity fund, proprietary trader at Tudor Investment Corp, Tokai Capital Markets and a derivatives trader at Merrill Lynch.

Graham has an MA, Physics, Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar and an Anglo American Open Scholar.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Eamonn McConnell

Co-founder & Advisor

Eamonn's 30+ years’ experience includes being a founding partner of e-millennium Asia Fund, a strategic private equity fund established by Deutsche Bank; a Managing Director and CIO of Kensington Capital, a portfolio manager of alternative investment strategies based in Toronto; a Director of Independent Review Inc. an advisory firm working with the fund management industry in Canada; the Deputy Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Canada; a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and London responsible for the firm's Debt Underwriting business; a Managing Director and CIO of Thai Asia Mutual Fund company where he managed the firm's equity portfolios; a Director of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Hong Kong and London; an associate at Wood Gundy in London.

Eamonn holds an MBA from McGill University in Canada and HEC in France. He is a CAIA Charterholder.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Dr. Sheila Wang

Advisor

Sheila has extensive experience and networks in both academia and industry. She is the Academic Director, MBA Management Practicum and Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore and a Board of Director SAA at Stanford University.

Sheila's industry experience includes being Worldwide Director of Agilent Technologies and Director, Asia Pacific of Hewlett Packard.

Sheila holds a Masters in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle.

Support Team

Dr. Harrison Wang

Hazel Heng

Finance & Operations

Hazel has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and office administration. Prior to joining Gryphus, she has worked with Jacobs Engineering, the Berjaya Group and the British Petroleum Group.

Hazel holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Harrison Wang

Jacqueline Yong

Administration & Finance

Jacqueline is assisting the team on the Administration and Finance side.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business by ACCA from the Kaplan Learning Institute and is currently completing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examinations.

Investment Approach

Gryphus Capital Group has designed its approach to investing such that it:

Provides flexible ‘special situation’ equity, debt or hybrid capital to fundamentally sound businesses

Invests in industry leading and transformative pre-IPO companies

Focuses on structuring to improve the certainty of successful investment exit and superior risk-adjusted returns

Leverages its broad sector experience, including distressed assets, financial services, healthcare, media, real estate, and technology

Adds value to investee companies with a focus on strategic introductions, growth opportunities including M&A, as well as operational and strategic support

Develops long-term partnerships with companies across Asia and a global investor base

Funds/Investments

Gryphus Capital Group is advising a series of specialised funds and investment portfolios.

Details of funds and portfolio companies are available to clients:

Our Heritage

Our symbol represents both the mythical creatures of the classical Gryphon and the Chinese Qilin. Our name comes from the latin name for Gryphon.

The Gryphon, Griffin or Griffon is a mythical classical creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion is traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle, the king of the birds; the Gryphon is considered a stately, majestic and powerful creature.

The Qilin (麒麟) is the Chinese mythical creature which has dragon like features, with scales, torso of a deer, an ox tail, hooves of a horse and sometimes a horn like a unicorn. It is often depicted covered in fire and is considered a symbol of luck, good omens, protection, prosperity, success, and longevity.

Together the Qilin and the Gryphon reflect the firm’s blend of Asian and global cultures uniting diverse business backgrounds in prosperity.

Gryphus Capital’s symbol is an abstract and progressive representation of the Gryphus, designed in accordance with the principles of energy, purity, and longevity.

Contact Us

Gryphus Capital Group
84B Amoy Street
Singapore 069903
Tel. +65 6238 6700
Fax: +65 6238 6765
Email: [email protected]