EmergeVest, a Hong Kong-headquartered, growth-oriented private equity investment group with holdings that include EV Cargo, a global logistics-technology company and the largest private logistics company in the UK, has appointed Lawrence Lim as a Director with responsibilities across investment origination, execution, and portfolio management.
Lim was most recently Head of Transportation & Logistics for Asia at Deutsche Bank, where he spent seven years across offices in New York and Hong Kong within the Industrials & Infrastructure Investment Banking, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) divisions. Lim joins EmergeVest as EmergeVest looks to increase their investment activity in Asia, bringing with him 13 years’ investment banking and corporate finance experience, having executed more than USD50 billion of transactions for corporate and private equity clients globally. His experience includes several roles in sector coverage, leveraged finance, and M&A. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr Lim worked at Nomura, UBS, and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.
Lim graduated from the University of Virginia with a BSc (Distinction) in Systems and Information Engineering.
Lim said: “I am very excited to have joined EmergeVest as we look to increase our investment activity in Asia, and especially look forward to a diverse role spanning investment origination, execution, and portfolio management. Transport and logistics is a sector being revolutionised by technological advancements and EmergeVest is very much a leader in this area.
Heath Zarin, Founder, Chair & CEO of EmergeVest, says: “We are delighted to welcome aboard a Director with Lawrence’s experience in investment banking and corporate finance, logistics expertise, and knowledge of Asian markets. As we look to increase our investment activity in the region, Lawrence’s skill set makes him the perfect fit for the job.”
With more than USD500 million in assets under management, EmergeVest’s current portfolio includes businesses that generate more than USD1 billion of revenue annually, employing 10,000 colleagues across the globe. EmergeVest focuses on growth investments at the intersection of logistics, technology, and financial services.