Eric has been CFO of The 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 the 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 the 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.
Mr. Hai Zhu is currently an Managing Director of The Hina Group’s private equity division.
During his tenure at The Hina Group, Mr. Hai Zhu 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 The 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. Eric He is an Managing Director of The Hina Group's investment banking division, focusing on TMT, education, finance, consumption, energy, etc.
Eric has advised various M&A and private placement transactions totaling over $2 billion, since joined Hina. Representative M&A and strategic investment deals include Wanda acquires 99bill, Nesound acquires KanKan from Xunlei, iKang strategic investment in NCI Health, Wanda strategic investment in ETCP, etc.; private placement clients include Baidu TakeAway, Best Logistics, Huize.com, Zuoyebang, etc.
Prior to Hina, Eric worked at M&A Dept. of UCF Group and a boutique investment bank Poalim , responsible for M&A and private placement businesses in automobile, new energy, agriculture, TMT, etc.
Eric earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Beijing Jiaotong University and master's degree in Economics from Renmin University of China.
Eric is based in our Beijing office.
Ryan Yan is currently an Managing Director of The Hina Group’s investment banking division.
With solid experiences in M&As and private placement financing and years of focus on TMT, logistics, finance, consumer goods and real estate sectors, Ryan 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 The 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.