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.
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.
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