“I𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔-𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑟, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙.”
“𝐼 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑎 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑒𝑟.”
“𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑎 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑐𝑢𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑙, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘… 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑚𝑦 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠.”
“𝑇𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎, 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘.”
“𝐴𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 12 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠, 𝐹𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑡.”
“𝑊𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑠, 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑖𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠, 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒’𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑓𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔.”
“𝐵𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑟 𝑟𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑎 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠. 𝑇𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠. 𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡. 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑛𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑟𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑑𝑎𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡.” ► “𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦.”
Frank Tang is Founder, Chairman & CEO of FountainVest Partners, one of the largest China-focused private equity firms based in HK, with close to USD 5 Billion under management.
Founded in 2007, FountainVest has raised 3 USD funds and 1 RMB fund, with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. FountainVest is especially interesting to any media, sports and fitness company. It owns Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga; and is a major investor in Amer Sports, owner of premier outdoor sports brands such as Arc’teryx, Salomon, Atomic, and Wilson. It was a key investor in IMAX China (including Hong Kong) and Focus Media (the largest outdoor media company in China).
Previously, Frank worked with Temasek Holdings and Goldman Sachs, where he started his career in New York before moving to Hong Kong. Frank earned his MBA from Columbia Business School – where he is a member of its board of overseers – and his bachelor’s degree from Donghua University.