Ex-Macquarie Asia PE head Hugh Dyus joins Navis Capital Partners

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Malaysia headquartered private equity (PE) firm Navis Capital Partners has got on board the former head of Asia private equity at Macquarie Funds Management, Hugh Dyus, as a partner in Hong Kong.

Dyus, who has over 20 years of M&A and private equity experience in the Asia Pacific region, had close to a nine year stint at the Macquarie Funds Group, beginning April 2006, and was responsible for for private equity fund manager selection, co-investments and secondary investments in the Asian region.

He had quit Macquarie, which has approximately $7 billion in funds under management, late last year when when the fund-of-funds team spun out to form ROC Partners.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Dyus was a director at PPM Ventures for about 4.5 years.

Founded in 1998, Navis focuses on private and public equity investments primarily in and around Southeast Asia. It contributes both capital and management expertise to a limited number of well-positioned companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements.

DEALSTREETASIA had reported earlier this year that the Kuala Lumpur-based private equity firm had held the final close of its seventh Asia-focused fund after hitting its $1.5 target.  The Fund that was launched in late 2013, will target majority stake in the companies in the South East Asia region, with the exception of India. Part of the its Fund VII will also be set aside for deals that are Shariah-compliant or in line with Islamic laws.

Realted: Navis Capital achieves final close of $1.5b Fund VII

Navis had closed its sixth fund in September 2010 at $1.2 billion and its fifth fund three years prior to that at $1 billion.

Navis Capital Partners which ranks among the largest private equity firms in South East Asia, plans to realise this year, the investments it made before the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008, and aimed to see exits between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, its founding partner and co-managing partner Nicholas Bloy had told DEALSTREETASIA in January.

Also Read: Navis Capital looking at up to $2b exits

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.