VMS Group strengthens tech sector expertise
The Group appoints Mr. Kevin Gong as Co-Head of Tech and Consumer, Private Equity
(Hong Kong, 1 March 2023) – VMS Group (“VMS” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kevin Gong as Managing Director, Co-Head of Tech and Consumer, Private Equity, effective 1 March 2023, alongside Managing Director, Co-Head of Tech and Consumer, Ms. Vanessa Lee, who has been in the role since 2021. Mr. Gong and Ms. Lee will jointly lead the overall management of the Tech and Consumer Investment Team and oversee the investment management activities. Mr. Gong will be focusing on semiconductor, intelligent manufacturing, advanced materials, and new energy, while Ms. Lee’s focus remains across the fields of AI, enterprise services, robotics and consumer technology. Both of them report to the Group’s Head of Private Equity Mr. Jianming Zou.
Mr. Gong has about 15 years of experience in the technology sector, with a specific focus on hard technologies and consumer industries. He also has led numerous transactions and completed IPO exits, delivering exceptional investment returns and accumulating extensive expertise in investment operations and resource management. Mr. Gong joins VMS from CITIC New Future Invest in Beijing, where he was general manager for the company. Before that, he was a Director at New Horizon Capital in Beijing for 10 years. He began his investment career as an analyst at New Horizon Capital.
In welcoming Mr. Gong’s appointment, Mr. Jianming Zou, Head of Private Equity of VMS Group commented: “We are delighted to welcome Kevin to VMS. The appointment of Kevin provides the team with additional leadership and industry experience, which will support VMS’s ongoing growth strategy, and help building an even stronger Tech and Consumer Team. The depth of knowledge and experience that he has established through his career in private equity and technology sectors will play a significant role in further strengthening our leading position in the industry. We look forward to working with him.”
VMS specializes in growth capital, with a focus on China-related investments in healthcare, technology (including deep tech) and consumer. The Group is dedicated to investing in early-stage high growth companies and assisting in unlocking the full intrinsic value of those companies. In the Tech and Consumer space, the Group is deeply focusing on companies that are endorsing technological advancement and innovation. Over the years, VMS has invested in companies with breakthrough technologies and high growth potential. The Group aims to facilitate its investors in capturing the returns brought about by technological transformation, and will continue to seek investment opportunities in companies that are well-positioned to benefit from attractive industry trends.
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Founded in 2006, VMS Group is a well-established, independent multi-strategy financial services group. The Group has successfully completed more than 150 investments in China and around the world. The Group provides individual, corporate and institutional investors with long-term solutions across Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Private Debt and Hedge Fund strategies. It has assets under management of US$4.0 billion as at the end of November 2022, and has invested over US$200 million alongside its clients. For more information, please visit our website www.vmsam.com.