GI Partners Names Yau To Key Business Development Post

Jul 25 2017 | 7:27pm ET

Middle-market alternative investment specialist GI Partners has named former UBS Private Funds executive Philip Yau as managing director.

In his new role, Yau will pursue strategic origination and business development opportunities, oversee the investor relations team, and manage the firm's co-investment efforts, GI Partners said in a statement. 

Yau joins GI Partners after 24 years in investment banking, including 12 years in the UBS Private Funds Group, a global fund placement and secondary LP advisory practice. In his role as managing Director and co-head of the North American team, Mr. Yau advised numerous private equity, infrastructure, distressed, and venture capital firms, as well as limited partners around the world.  

"We are delighted to welcome Philip to the firm," said Rick Magnuson, founder and executive managing director of GI Partners, in the statement. "He has known and advised GI for many years and worked closely with us this past year as a senior advisor. As a senior member of the team, he will further enhance our origination, business development, co-investment, and investor relations efforts.”

Founded in 2001 and based in San Francisco, GI Partners has raised $16 billion in capital through private equity and real estate strategies from recognized institutional investors across the globe. The company’s private equity team is active in a number of key sectors, including IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services.


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