INVESTMENT BANKING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Actis appoints Danny Koh as Director in Singapore

Mr Danny Koh will also be Head of Origination in Southeast Asia.

In a release, Actis announced the appointment of Danny Koh as a Director in Singapore. Danny will be Head of Origination in Southeast Asia and will seek investment opportunities across the region. He brings a track record of identifying and executing deals in both the financial services. Danny started his career in the tax division of PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving to their corporate finance and then private equity groups.

At PwC he built a reputation for his strong client relationships and in 2006, joined a leading private equity firm in Singapore where he continued to make a name for himself as a highly effective deal-doer. Danny has a degree in Accountancy from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

Danny’s appointment to Actis strengthens the firm’s Southeast Asian operations and builds on Actis’s existing expertise in the region. Commenting on Danny’s appointment, Meng Ann Lim, Head of China and Southeast Asia at Actis said, “Danny has a reputation in the industry for building long and deep relationships with prominent corporate leaders and business owners.

Actis is excited by the growth and size of the Southeast Asian private equity market and we are very pleased to welcome Danny to the team.” Danny Koh said of his appointment: “Southeast Asia is a fascinating and fast-paced market and I am delighted to be joining a firm with such a strong reputation, not only in Singapore, but across the emerging markets. I find that Actis’s values, particularly its commitment to the positive power of capital, chime very strongly with my own; I am looking forward to beginning work.”

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