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.
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.
Mr. Eric Clow has been CFO of HINA GROUP since 2003 and is a shareholder and co-founder of the company. He is also CFO for HINA Capital Partners and the HINA GROUP Fund and is a member of the HINA GROUP Fund investment committee. He co-authored Tips From Top Financial Officers: What Your Finance Team Needs to Know and wrote International Private Equity (U.S. & China), both published in 2013 and available on Amazon.
Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Eric was a Venture Partner at ZAP Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm focusing on broadband communications. Eric was Vice President, Alliances, for Gaia Interactive, an international internet software company. He was also Vice President of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer for BioData, a web-based information technology solution provider for biotechnology companies.
As CFO of BioData, he joined the Financial Executives Institute in 1993 and is a member today. He has been a member of the Private Equity CFO Association since 2008. Eric was responsible for mergers and acquisitions valuation in Hewlett-Packard's Corporate Development department, with involvement in more than a dozen potential acquisitions and a major product line divestiture. Eric has served on the boards of four private companies and one non-profit. He has served twelve years as a planning commissioner in Los Altos Hills where he reviewed and approved plans and construction of the highest priced home in US history ($100M). He was quoted in dozens of publications as the PC and microprocessor Senior Industry Analyst for the InfoCorp unit of Gartner Group.
Eric has been the Finance and Operations Principal (FINOP) for HINA GROUP for ten years, having passed the FINRA Series 27 exam. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MSEE from Stanford University School of Engineering focusing on semiconductor physics. He earned his BA in three years from Dartmouth College with a double major in Engineering and Physics and a minor in Economics.
Eric is based in our San Francisco 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.