Our Firm

We aspire to build deep relationships with investors and business owners, and be their partner of choice.

Seeing the need to integrate global investment expertise with Asian values, we founded Tower Capital Asia in 2016. Starting with Singapore and Southeast Asia, our desire is to create value for our investors and the businesses we invest in. To us, every investment begins with a human relationship.


Key Facts
2016
Founded
> US$300m
Deployed
>US$1b
track record of proprietary origination and deals
 
12
Experienced investment professionals and Senior Advisors
 
Funding
From SWFs, pension funds, financial institutions, large family offices
 
Mission
1. Harness glocal expertise
We augment global investment best practices with local knowledge and origination skills.

We integrate Asian values and sensitivities to offer bicultural expertise.
2. Build deep relationships
All our investments are built on foundations of trusted relationships with investors and business owners.

Every deal is an investment into a meaningful business legacy for entrepreneurs and family businesses.
 
3. Structure unique deals
We structure win-win partnerships and unique deals that few can.

We marry the nimbleness of a lean structure with global investment expertise to offer the best of both worlds- flexibility, fast decisions, and large, complex deals.
 
4. Transform through involvement
We work with, rather than for, our key stakeholders.

We never shy away from deep involvement in the most challenging post-deal issues.
 
Location
Asia
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Hong Kong
 
Europe
London
 
North America
Seattle
 
Danny Koh
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Danny has over 15 years of private equity experience in Southeast Asia and has invested and originated over US$1b of transactions. He began his private equity career with 3i where he invested in and exited several successful deals. More recently, he led the Southeast Asia private equity team for Actis before he founded Tower Capital Asia in 2016.

Danny has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Besides being on the boards of portfolio companies, he sits on the audit committee of the National Council of Social Services, Singapore.

Jia Hui Loh
Director

Jia Hui has over 10 years of private equity experience in Southeast Asia. Before joining Tower Capital Asia at its inception in 2016, she was a core member of Actis in Singapore where she was also part of the global financial services and healthcare sector teams. Prior to this, she was in FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance and Restructuring practice in London.

Jia Hui has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Bill Foo
Senior Advisor, Board Member

Bill has over 30 years of experience in financial services. He spent 16 years at ANZ, where he was CEO ANZ Singapore and Vice Chairman of SEA. He was also Regional Head of Investment Banking for Schroders.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Concordia University, MBA from McGill University, and an honorary Doctor of Commerce from James Cook University Australia. He is a Director and Chairman of several listed, private and non-profit entities including Mewah, CDL Hotels REIT, Heartware Network, and The Salvation Army.

Ken Costa
Senior Advisor, Financial Services

Ken has been involved in investment banking for over 40 years. His roles include Chairman of Lazard International, and Chairman (EMEA) and Board Member of UBS Investment Bank.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Law and Philosophy from the University of Witwatersand and a Masters of Law from Cambridge University. He chairs the advisory board of Gemcorp, a financial services company investing in emerging markets, and is Chairman of Oxford Place, a boutique advising substantial family-owned companies.

Alberto Bautista
Senior Advisor, Healthcare

Al has over 30 years of experience in healthcare, most recently as Chairman of LHi Technology, a developer and manufacturer of specialty medical cables and connectors. Prior to that, Al was Senior Partner (Healthcare) at 3i for 6 years, and was President of Baxter Healthcare Asia, a leading global medical supply and services company.


Al holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Philippines and a Masters in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ralph Kugler
Senior Advisor, Consumer

Ralph is currently Chairman of Williams Lea Tag, a global leader in marketing and communications services, and Headbox, an online marketplace for business spaces. He is also an independent board Director at Keter Group.

He spent over 20 years with Unilever in a variety of roles, and was Executive Director on the main board. He has also held non-executive positions on the boards of Intercontinental Hotels Group and Mars, and was previously Chairman of Cognita Schools.

Ralph holds a BA (1st Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Leeds and a MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick.

Aaron Boey
Senior Advisor, Operations

Aaron is a seasoned senior executive with extensive strategic and operational leadership experience globally and over 25 years of consumer experience.

He was President of Levi’s (APAC) and was Global President of Denizen, a global brand he launched. Prior to that, he held senior positions in large consumer MNCs such as Asia Pacific Breweries and Philips Electronics. He is currently the CEO of Eu Yan Sang International Limited, a portfolio company of Tower Capital Asia.

Aaron is also involved in several public sector committees, including the National Productivity Council and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight. He is also a Director on the Singapore Tourism Board.

Nicholas Yeo
Principal, TCRE Partners

Nicholas joined TCRE Partners in 2017 and leads a team of three, focusing on real estate. He began his career at UBS as a research analyst with its Investment Office and more recently at Alpha Investment Partners where he played a critical role across Investments, Asset Management, Corporate Finance and Portfolio Management; and worked on numerous transactions exceeding US$1 billion.

Nicholas has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, where he majored in Economics, with a minor in Fine Arts.

Xuan Yong Soh
Director

Xuan Yong joined Tower Capital Asia in 2018. He has over 10 years of private equity and credit investment experience in Asia Pacific, most recently as Investment Director at ICG, where he led and executed private equity and credit transactions across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this, Xuan Yong was with 3i in Singapore, and with global hedge funds based in Hong Kong, New York and Singapore. He started his career at Merrill Lynch.

Xuan Yong holds a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, where he majored in Computer Science, Economics and College Scholar Program. He holds the CFA and FRM charters and is a member of the CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Wening Teoh
Manager, Operations and Finance

Wening joined Tower Capital Asia in 2018. She has over 10 years of experience in finance, operations and audit, most recently at a fund management company, where she was responsible for compliance and regulatory matters. She started her career at Ernst & Young.

Wening has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Monash University Australia. She is a member of CPA Australia.

Boon Swan Foo
Team Mentor

Boon brings to the team a wealth of experience, having held many high profile appointments over the years.

He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Singapore Consortium Investment Management Limited, and the Chairman of Global Investments Limited.

His previous roles include: CEO and Deputy Chairman of ST Engineering Ltd, MD of A*STAR, Chairman of ST Asset Management Ltd. He also served as Senior Advisor to Temasek from 2005 to 2017.

Boon is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He is a Professor of Practice at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Jin Zhi Gan
Associate

Jin Zhi started her career with CIMB Investment Bank focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Tower Capital Asia in 2019, Jin Zhi was with Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd. She has investment experience in the healthcare and consumer sectors.

Jin Zhi holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. She holds the CFA charter and is a member of the CFA Institute.