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Partnow & Co. was founded by Philip Partnow in August 2014. Mr. Partnow has over 20 years of experience in finance and has been based in Asia since 1997.
Mr. Partnow has lived and worked in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo after starting his career in New York. Prior to founding Partnow & Co. he was a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asian M&A with UBS based in Hong Kong. Mr. Partnow started his career as a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell and then joined UBS in Tokyo in April 2000 to focus on providing cross border M&A advice. Mr. Partnow founded Partnow & Co. to provide strategic advisory services in the vital North Asian markets of China, Korea and Japan.
Mr. Partnow is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University School of Law. He is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
For additional information about Partnow & Co. please visit our website at www.partnowandco.com
Prior to founding Primavera Capital Group, Fred was Chairman of Greater China and a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was instrumental in building the firm's franchise in the region. He led some of the largest and most significant transactions in the firm's history, and served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee, the Global IBS Leadership Group, the Pine Street-Goldman Sachs University Board, and the firmwide Culture, Diversity and Leadership Committee.
Fred is a respected economist whose main areas of research interest include macroeconomics, international finance and capital markets. He served at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and he has advised the Chinese government on financial reform, SOE restructuring, and macroeconomic policies. Fred also served on the Hong Kong Government's Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Fred is currently the non-executive chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, etc.), and is the member of several corporate boards, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co Ltd, Hang Seng Bank Limited, among others.
In addition, Fred is co-chair of the Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council, a Trustee of of the China Medical Board, a member of the Advisory Committees for the Harvard China Fund, the Stanford Center for International Development, and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University. Fred holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Fred holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Mr. Zhang has nearly two decades of legal experience. Before joining United Energy Group, he was the Director of the Project Management Division of the Legal Department of CNOOC Group. Other previous positions at CNOOC included Head of Consulting Team in the Legal Department and Acting Head of Merger/Acquisition Team in their Legal Department. He was a core member of legal team representing CNOOC on its USD15.1 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc.
He was recognized by Legal 500 and ALB as one of Asia Pacific’s top General Counsels. He currently also serves as a Committee Member for AIPN Model Contracts Drafting Committee. Before CNOOC Mr Zhang held corporate counsel positions in both CITIC Resources and PetroChina.
Mr. Zhang has sophisticated work experience on large-scale cross-border transactions with multinational companies. He has delivered legal opinions to Board and Investment Committee on major transactions and investments, is familiar with international oil and gas industry practices and has sophisticated business negotiation skills. He received the honor of “Expert on outbound investments” from China SASAC.
Mr. Zhang, as the author of ‘Cross-border mergers and acquisition: a legal and practical guide’ and ‘M&A: Great Era’, is also a guest professor of Beijing Foreign Studies University and a researcher of Renmin University of China.
As the Managing Editor in China, Lisha Zhou oversees all the products in China with main focus on PaRR and Dealreporter. She also takes care of all the Shanghai office administrative issues as the registered Bureau Chief of Shanghai Representative Office under the Mergermarket Consulting Limited. Joined the company in September 2005, she developed in-depth regulatory coverage of cross-border M&A transactions in China for mm, DR and PaRR. In recent years, she led the PaRR China team and built up profound content of antitrust investigations, anti-bribery issues and intellectual property related developments in China.
Yiqing Wang is China Editor of Mergermarket, a global news intelligence service for advisors, private equity firms and corporates. Yiqing is leading a team of dedicated journalists across mainland China to cover PE/VC fundraising, M&A deals, PE buyouts and China cross-border M&A intelligence. Yiqing has been an investigative M&A reporter and researcher since 2009, writing industry news ranging from healthcare, new energy and financial service, etc. Yiqing achieved her master degree of multilingual multicultural studies from New York University.