Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Mr. Edmund Gao worked in Strategic Investment Department of Alibaba, focusing on Logistics and Digital Entertainment sectors. He has led and participated in several investment cases, including Best Logistics, KXTX, ALOG, Chengbang, Huangmajia, Wuzhou and E-Platform Lottery.
Edmund graduated from Fudan University with a Master’s degree in Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics. He is a CFA Charterholder and a non-practicing member of CICPA. He was appointed special expert of road freight branch of China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
Edmund is based in our Shanghai office.
Dr. Alex Meng joined 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.
During Mr. Hai Zhu‘s tenure at HINA GROUP, he has completed a range of blockbuster deals, including Wanda’s strategic acquisition of 99bill and 9you’s takeover of Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary, with the accumulative transaction amount being more than RMB 4 billion. Mr. Zhu is now an investment partner of HINA’s RMB fund, overseeing RMB investment opportunities. The fund team has successfully invested Hujiang, Irena and BoBoCorn etc.
Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Mr. Zhu worked at Fortune Venture Capital, overseeing investments of the RMB 3.0 billion Cultural Tourism Fund, and at the Investment Bank Division of CITIC Securities, taking charge of implementing major capital operation programs, including IPOs of BROS and HopeRun, private placement of Calxon Group, and major assets restructuring of Shanghai Xingye Housing, with the accumulative transaction amount during the period being over RMB 4.0 billion. In addition, in the early days of his career, he also served at KPMG, and had a short stint of entrepreneurial experience.
Mr. Zhu holds his Master’s degree in Economics from Hong Kong University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Mr. Zhu is based in our Beijing office.
With solid experiences in M&As and private placement financing and years of focus on TMT, logistics, finance, consumer goods and real estate sectors, Mr. Ryan Yan has both led and participated various transactions in domestic/overseas IPOs, M&As, private placement, debt financing and distressed assets disposal amounting to billions of US dollars. He has served clients such as Alibaba, Hainan Airlines, Ping An Group, CCB, Fosun and Far East Horizon, etc.
Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Ryan serviced at EY and KPMG China as an expert on financial and transaction advisory. Ryan received a BA degree in Management from Beijing Institute of Technology and a Msc from University of Exeter.
Ryan is based in our Shanghai office.