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June 11, 2015 | Press Release

Auda continues to expand Asia Private Equity Team.

Auda International L.P. (“Auda”) the global investor in private equity, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dongao Yan as a Senior Vice President and Jessie Chenxian Gao as a Senior Associate. Both professionals will be based in Auda’s Hong Kong office. “We are delighted to have Dongao and Jessie join Auda’s growing team in Asia,” said David Pierce, Head of Asia for Auda with responsibility for the firm’s Asian private equity business.

Yan and Gao join an Auda team that last year added Jacob Chiu and Lucian Wu as Asia-based managing directors and now has 10 private equity investment professionals in the region, working out of offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

“It is great to be joining Auda,” Mr. Yan said. “I am very impressed by the company’s commitment to Asian private market investments and excited to join the firm’s growing team in the region.” Auda invests through commingled primary funds-of-funds, secondary funds-of-funds and direct/co-investment funds, as well as on behalf of separately managed accounts. The sources of the firm’s capital include the Harald Quandt family of Germany as well as other family offices, insurance companies, public and private pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Prior to his appointment with Auda, Mr. Yan was a Principal with FLAG Squadron Asia (formerly Squadron Capital), and before that he led the China practice of a Swiss headquartered global management consulting firm. A native of China, Mr. Yan holds an MBA from IMD of Switzerland and a BS from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Ms. Gao joins Auda from Partners Group, where she was an investment executive based in that firm’s Singapore office, and was previously an associate with KPMG Corporate Finance. She started her career with AXA Private Equity in Paris. A native of China, Ms. Gao holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School and a BBA from Fudan University.