The Sylvan Group leverages Asian business family links for $400m debut fund

The Sylvan Group co-founders & managing partners Kyungsun Chung (L) and Scott Jeun

With pandemic-related restrictions of the last two years beginning to ease, Scott Jeun, managing partner and co-founder of The Sylvan Group, is officially hitting the fundraising trail for the private equity firm’s maiden, $400-million fund.

To be sure, the firm has already secured half of the target corpus of Sylvan Asia Growth Fund 1, or about $200 million, from “friends and family”, Jeun said. Commitments have come from family institutions and conglomerates in Korea, Singapore and Indonesia, he said. 

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