Cathay Capital Private Equity invests in small to midsize companies across the world – helping entrepreneurs and management teams navigate the challenges and opportunities of globalization and sustainable digital transformation.

Deeply rooted in local markets worldwide

We support international and domestic expansion of companies in Europe, North America and Asia covering the whole investment spectrum – from growth-stage to buyouts.

Investors at the heart of growth & innovation

Our platform connects investors, middle market companies, startups, and leading corporations to share in-depth sector knowledge and provide tools, networks, and industry access to develop the right digital strategies for sustainable growth.

Private Equity
Investment
Thesis

Region

North America, Europe, and Asia

Sectors

Healthcare, Consumer (Goods, Services & Education), Business Transformation & Software, Financial Industries and more.

Investment Types

Agile and flexible equity investing from growth rounds to large LBO transactions.

Majority or minority role, as a sole investor or as part of a consortium (lead and value-add co-investor)

Long-term partner with active board participation

Helping
companies
grow.

Sustainable Digital Transformation

Optimizing digital strategies, leveraging technology to embrace disruption, gain competitive advantage and embed sustainability into business operations.

Talent Acquisition

Recruiting quality managers across functions, adjusting organizational charts as companies scale, supplementing the board with world-class independent directors and advisors to help define strategy.

Add-on acquisitions and joint ventures

Identifying complementary, domestic, and international acquisitions and partnerships.

Optimizing manufacturing capacity

Expanding and acquiring overseas facilities, introducing advanced technologies, and manufacturing partners.

Small Cap Fund (Growth PE):

250-300 M€

Latest Fund Size

15-25 M€

Standard Check Size

72

Small Cap Investments

Small Cap PORTFOLIO

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“Europe benefits from a diverse and well-established ecosystem of entrepreneurs in key sectors and is also paving the way for ESG practices in terms of innovation, regulatory framework and support from LPs. In our quest of “Being useful”, we focus on fostering sustainable growth and building partnerships to enable entrepreneurs eager to go beyond borders. Cross-border expansion and the search for impactful solutions constitute challenges for companies - especially for small to mid-sized companies - they are also hallmarks of Cathay’s investment expertise.”

— Bruno Bezard, Managing Partner, Cathay Capital (EU)

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“Cathay Capital is unique to the North American market — helping companies succeed in digital transformation, international expansion and overall value creation. To drive transformation, we work hand in hand with management on a comprehensive digital strategy leveraging insights from our Innovation team. For international growth, we draw from our deep and diverse experiences and networks to support expansion to Europe and Asia, both through organic initiatives and international acquisitions. We take a partnership approach to creating value for all stakeholders of our portfolio companies.”

— Mark Woods, Partner, Head of North American Private Equity (North America)

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“China’s private equity and venture capital landscape has seen rapid growth driven by increasingly sophisticated businesses bringing massive upgrades to industries and a new generation of founders who have broadened their vision to new markets. As a global firm with deep local roots and a diverse network of industry leading partners, Cathay goes far beyond investment in China. Our local team and collaborative ecosystem offer tools that empower ambitious Chinese entrepreneurs to confidently build or co-create businesses that can have a significant impact on critical sectors and populations while leading markets – at home or abroad.”

— Lanchun Duan, Managing Partner, Cathay Capital (China)

Mid Cap Fund (Mid Market PE) :

800 M€

Latest Fund Size

50-100 M€

Standard Check Size

28

Mid Cap Investments

MID Cap PORTFOLIO

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Speak to a private equity expert. Get in touch with our investor relations team:

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Tala Itani

MENA
Contact Tala
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Margot Briole

Europe
Contact Margot
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Siqi Chen (Alick)

Asia
Contact Siqi