Actis has announced that Max Lin has been promoted to partner within the Private Equity business based in Beijing.
According Actis statement on the matter Max Lin was originally from Shanghai Max moved to Australia when he was 18 years old to study and then to train as a senior tax consultant with Ernst & Young in Sydney.
Max Lin moved to Hong Kong in 1999 and over the following nine years built a solid investment banking career with Credit Suisse, HSBC and Citigroup, focusing on the Chinese market. In 2008, Max was part of the founding team at US$2.5 bn HOPU Investments where he worked on some of its most high profile deals including the acquisition of a large stake in China Construction Bank from Bank of America and a significant joint investment in Mengniu Dairy with COFCO.
He since joined Actis in September 2012, attracted by a firm that offers global support based on a deep understanding of growth market issues and solutions, as well as a local team with a strong record of success in China’s increasingly competitive private equity market.
Max Lin led the firm’s first take private transaction of 7 Days Hotels (now rebranded as Plateno Group) in China, and the firm’s investment in one of China’s leading consumer biscuit brands, Jiashili and most recently in specialised fabric printing and dyeing company R.G.B, Commenting on the appointment, Torbjorn Caesar senior partner at Actis, said: “Max has extensive experience of doing deals and driving value in our markets. We are thrilled to welcome his acumen and insight into the partnership.”