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Auda Opens Shanghai office; Appoints Jacob Chiu as Head of Asia

BAD HOMBURG, May 27, 2014-- Auda, the global private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Shanghai and the appointment of Jacob Chiu as a Managing Director and head of Auda’s Asian business. Shanghai will be the fifth office for Auda worldwide and the firm’s second in Asia. Auda has had an office in Hong Kong since 2007.

“The Auda Shanghai office will facilitate our expanding investment research efforts in China, Asia’s largest private equity market,” said Ernest Boles, Auda’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to have been able to recruit Jacob Chiu, one of the most experienced private equity fund investors in the region, who will join our growing team and oversee the opening of Auda’s new office in Shanghai,” said Boles.

Chiu, who will report to Steve Wesson, global head of Auda’s private equity business, said: “I am delighted to be joining Auda’s large and experienced team of professionals and to be part of a group that has been serving private equity investors globally for 25 years.”

Chiu was previously a Partner with FLAG Squadron Asia and a founding Managing Director of Squadron Capital. In those capacities he was primarily responsible for overseeing investments in China and pan-Asian-focused funds as well as co-investments in China. Prior to the formation of Squadron Capital in 2006, Chiu was a Managing Director of Search Investment Group, a family investment office based in Hong Kong, with responsibility for the Group’s portfolio of direct investment and funds in China. Previously, Chiu held senior operating and financial management roles with Glaxo China, Kraft Foods Asia Pacific and TigerPack, a Shanghai-based flexible packaging manufacturer backed by private equity funds.

A native of Hong Kong, Chiu has resided in Shanghai since 1996. He holds an MSc in Financial Management from the University of London and is a Hong Kong and United Kingdom qualified CPA.

About Auda International L.P.

Founded in 1989 as an investment company of the Harald Quandt family, Auda is one of the pioneers of the private equity industry. Auda has offices in Bad Homburg, New York, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, employing about 60 people worldwide. Auda is a highly specialized, privately held firm investing exclusively in private equity through commingled primary funds-of-funds, secondary funds-of-funds and direct / co-investment funds, as well as through investments made on behalf of separate managed accounts.

As of March 31, 2014 Auda manages in excess of US$5.3 billion of private equity commitments in primaries, secondaries and co-investments. Over its 25-year history, Auda has made investments in more than 300 U.S., European and Asian funds established by more than 160 fund managers. Auda is a full-service provider with a roster of alternative investment products that also offers clients advice on investments and asset allocation, as well as portfolio monitoring, reporting and record-keeping services. The company operates under the authority of the SEC (U.S.), FCA (UK) and the BaFin (Germany).

For more information
Auda (Deutschland) GmbH
Am Pilgerrain 17
61352 Bad Homburg

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