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November 5, 2019 | Press Release

HQ Capital Strengthens its Asian Presence

Hong Kong/Frankfurt, November 5, 2019 – HQ Capital, global alternative investment firm of the German based HQ Group, announced today, that Motoya Kitamura will join HQ Capital Private Equity as a Managing Director, based in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Kitamura joins HQ Capital Private Equity from AB Value Capital to strengthen the firm’s investment team and expand its investment activities in Asia with a special focus on Japan.


“We are delighted to have Motoya Kitamura join our growing team,” said David Pierce, HQ Capital’s Head of Asia. “Motoya has long experience in private equity fund investing, on both a primary and secondary basis, as well as co-investments, and he brings a deep understanding of the market in Japan, which is an increasingly important one for HQ Capital.”


Previously a Managing Partner and member of the investment committee with AB Value Capital, based in Tokyo, Kitamura has been working in private equity investment and fund manager research for more than 20 years. A native of Japan, Kitamura holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from Osaka University of Foreign Studies.


“I am delighted to be joining an experienced team of professionals and to be part of a group that has been serving private equity investors globally for 30 years,” said Kitamura, who will divide his time between HQ Capital’s offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. “HQ Capital has developed an impressive business, and I look forward to helping it grow in Asia.”


This senior addition to the Asian team follows the growing importance and relevance of the Asian private equity market and the continued strong demand for HQ Capital’s tailored investment solutions. With investments in Asian private equity since 1997 and its local presence since 2007, HQ Capital is a trusted and experienced partner in the region.


“Over our 30-year history, HQ Capital has established itself as trusted partner in the global investment industry. The strengthening of the Asian private equity investment team marks our commitment to the region and reflects the strong demand from investors. With Motoya, we expand our footprint in a market in which we see a lot of growth to come”, says Dr. Bernd Tuerk, Managing Director of HQ Capital.