Alec executed over $2 billion in corporate, private equity, and venture capital transactions during his tenure at Swiss Re Principal Investments Company and Tencent, the leading internet company. He recently co-founded a financial advisory company in Hong Kong, advising companies in China and Central Asia. Alec enjoys freelancing because it gives him opportunities to connect and collaborate with other passionate business founders to seize opportunities and challenges together.
Co-founded the only financial advisory company that focuses on providing corporate finance services for startups in Kazakhstan and Central Asia and connecting them with potential investors in APAC.
Engaged Hong Kong-based investors to raise approximately HK$1 million in project funding for a small Kazakhstan-based tobacco distribution company.
Advised a Shanghai-based Italian-Chinese fashion eCommerce company on business development in Kazakhstan. Successfully connected the company with a local investment firm that owns the largest fashion retailer in the country.
Built detailed financial projections, established the budgeting mechanism, and created pitch decks for a Kazakhstan-based eCommerce software provider. Sourced a US-based investor for the company with materials prepared and corporate finance advice.
Provided M&A buy-side financial advisory to a fintech company in Hong Kong for its acquisition of a UK-based peer. The engagement included post-acquisition integration and business development in Central Asia and the Middle East.
Built a financial model and projections, devised the financial structure, and led the negotiation of the transaction documents for setting up a China-based eSports team to join Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League.
Led the M&A transaction for Tencent's ~$30 million acquisition of a game development studio in Sweden. Performed due diligence, reviewed the term sheet and other transaction documents, and led the post-integration process.
Worked closely with the CFO of each of the portfolio companies to establish half-yearly budgets and to meet Tencent’s internal KPIs while overseeing a $1 billion portfolio of overseas gaming companies in APAC and Europe.
Provided strategic inputs and advice for the board members (representing Tencent) on the portfolio companies’ latest developments, challenges, and strategic plans.
Screened, built a financial model and projections, performed due diligence, and executed a $500 million investment into a Chinese life insurance company. Exited the investment at the end of a four-year holding period, generating an IRR of 20%.
Developed a valuation model and financial projections, performed due diligence, and reviewed legal documents for a $2 billion joint acquisition of the Hong Kong and Thailand businesses of an international financial services company.
Built a detailed financial and valuation model, created the investment committee presentation, and wrote the memorandum for a $120 million M&A buy-side transaction of the Chinese subsidiary of a listed UK insurer.
Developed a financial model and analyses (cash flow, sensitivity, and waterfall) for the sale of the stake in an illiquid co-investment partnership structure to a New York-based secondaries private equity investor.
Led a $5 million convertible bond investment in a Taiwanese commercial bank and was responsible for the transaction process and analyses, including a review of the loan agreements, IRR sensitivity analysis, and subsequent monitoring of the position.