VMS Group deepens private equity industry expertise with appointment of Mr. Jianming Zou as Head of Private Equity
(Hong Kong, 3 January 2023) – VMS Group (“VMS” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce Mr. Jianming Zou has joined the Group as Head of Private Equity on 3 January 2023. Mr. Zou brings to VMS his extensive investing expertise, and will be responsible for the Group’s Private Equity Business, while continuing to build on VMS’s established presence in Greater China. His appointment is a key pillar of VMS’s strategic growth plan.
An industry veteran, Mr. Zou has over 20 years of professional experience in the private equity and financial services industry, bringing to VMS his deep industry knowledge and expertise in private equity investments and management. Prior to joining VMS, he has been a Partner for a leading China-focused private equity firm, New Horizon Capital, for over 14 years, based in Beijing. Before that, Mr. Zou was an Associate Director at Starr International Investment Advisors, where he was responsible for executing their strategic and private equity investment strategy in the APAC region. He also held roles with Goldman Sachs and CICC in his early career.
In welcoming Mr. Zou to VMS, Mr. Benny Chong, Chairman and Founder of VMS Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Jianming to VMS Group. He is a welcome addition and adds significant experience to our Private Equity Team. His wealth of experience makes him an ideal choice to strengthen VMS’s capabilities in the region and to meet evolving financing demands. We have a proven track record of investing in alternative assets since 2006, and I am confident Jianming will build on the success of an experienced PE team in continuing to deliver solid long-term results for our investors.”
Mr. Jianming Zou said: “I am thrilled to join VMS Group. I look forward to working alongside the impressive Private Equity Team in executing the Group’s investment strategy, strengthening our capabilities, and adding further value and insight to our business.”
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$4.2 billion as at the end of September 2022, and has invested over US$200 million alongside its clients.
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