Dating back to 1997, some of Platinum Equity’s earliest acquisitions had operations in Asia. With the firm’s early roots in technology, acquisitions like Pilot Software (1997) and Timeplex (1999) gave Platinum Equity valuable exposure to the region.
As the firm grew beyond technology into a broad range of other industries, Platinum Equity’s interests and experience in Asia expanded. Investments like DyStar (2004) and Acument (2006) featured substantial Asian operations that required significant support in areas such as manufacturing, transportation, materials, and supply chain and logistics.
Today, Platinum Equity’s portfolio of companies employs more than 20,000 people across Asia. These companies include manufacturing facilities, sales and marketing divisions, development facilities and distribution and logistics hubs in the region.
Platinum Equity’s Asian investment team is based in Singapore, is fully integrated into the firm’s global operations team and employs Platinum Equity’s signature M&A&O® strategy. The team in Singapore benefits from Platinum Equity’s resources and access to capital, including the firm’s core $3.75 billion buyout fund Platinum Equity Capital Partners III.
The Singapore team is co-led by Soo Jin Goh and Randy
Teo, both Singapore natives. They have extensive
experience in M&A and Operations and have spent their entire careers
working in the region.
With a unique operations-focused
global investment strategy, years of experience as operators in Asia, and
a dedicated local investment team, Platinum Equity is well equipped to provide
sellers in the region with specialized divestiture