Dr. Simon Jia is a Managing Director of The Hina Group's investment banking division.
Prior to The Hina Group, Dr. Jia was the general manager of an investment company under a listed company in China, and also worked for a PE fund as an investment director for 3 years. Before that, Dr. Jia worked for Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young Consulting for 8 years as an expert on financial management.
Dr. Jia holds a Ph.D. of Management Science and a Master of Engineering Economics from School of Economics & Management of Tsinghua University, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Automation Engineering Department of Tsinghua University.
Dr. Jia is based in our Beijing office.
Dr. Alex Meng is currently a Managing Director of The Hina Group’s investment banking division.
Alex joined The Hina Group in 2011, and has been focusing his business interest on Mobile Internet, Internet, Consumption and Intelligent Hardware sectors. With extensive knowledge of business finance management, strong skill in transaction structuring and rich experience in financial instruments, Alex has advised on various M&As and private placements worth more than $1 billion for renowned clients, including Baidu TakeAway, Hujiang etc., and has taken part in a plethora of classic domestic re-listings for VIEs, such as Ximalaya, Beva and Adwo.
Alex holds his Doctor’s and Master’s degrees in Finance from York University, and a Bachelor degree from Guanghua School of Management Peking University.
Alex is based in our Beijing office.
Howard Meng is currently an Executive Director of Investment Banking Division at The Hina Group.
Mr. Meng is an experienced and driven investment banker with solid M&A and capital raising transactions worth more than $700 million, and strong track of record in both domestic and cross-border by advising Chinese listed companies to successfully complete overseas acquisitions in the U.S., Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark, while vice versa. He has been providing innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including public and private corporations, and financial sponsors, with strong industry expertise in industrial, auto parts, natural resources, consumer, and etc.
Mr. Meng was responsible to establish M&A business, while leading Chinese clients coverage, and as key interface with global clients and investors since joined. He was the first China hire of Lincoln International to establish its China presence; and he started his investment banker career with Cedar Street Capital, a boutique investment banking firm on Wall Street specializes in cross-border M&A.
Howard earned his Master of Financial Engineering degree from Cornell University, and an honor Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University, where he graduated with Cum Laude and was elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
Howard is based in our Beijing office.