Hamburg-based alternative investment specialist Aquila Capital has expanded its Asian client advisory with the appointment of Yoon-Jian Chong as managing director and I-An Chen as director.
The new senior staff will be working from Aquila Capital's London office and are tasked with coverage and relationship-building with pan-Asian strategic and institutional clients.
Roman Rosslenbroich, co-founder and CEO of Aquila Capital, commented: "We are experiencing enormous interest in renewable energy investments from major strategic and institutional investors across Asia. In order to meet this sharply rising demand, facilitate strategic collaborations and shape Europe's energy transition, we are significantly expanding our Pan-Asian client advisory. We are delighted to have secured the expertise of two such experienced specialists in Yoon-Jian Chong and I-An Chen."
Both M&A experts have worked with Aquila Capital and its institutional investors in previous transactions. Chong possesses over 20 years of M&A investment banking experience at Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley, ING Barings and KPMG and has worked extensively with Asian sovereign wealth funds, trading houses as well as utilities and power companies. Chen, formerly of KPMG M&A, has similarly worked on Asian investors' renewable energy and battery storage mandates in the past.
As the lead bridge with Asian institutional investors at Aquila Capital, both will be responsible for bringing long term capital to collaborate under Aquila Capital's management in Europe, to advise Asian clients on environmentally sustainable investment strategies in Europe and to selectively advise Aquila Capital-led consortia on major M&A transactions. Chong will also be responsible for developing Aquila Capital's own presence in key Asian markets with aligned investment partners from Europe or from Asia itself.