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Ming-Po CAI is the Founder and President of Cathay Capital, the leading global investment firm created by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs and an expert in creating value through cross-border investment across China, Europe and North America. Cathay Capital, founded by Ming-Po CAI with his business partner Edouard Moinet in 2006, is fully dedicated to helping its portfolio companies’ management teams to succeed beyond their original borders and to accelerate cross-border growth strategies. Cathay Capital’s team of nearly 90 – including 18 partners – is based in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, Munich, New York, San Francisco, as well as in Tel Aviv, and leverages on Cathay’s unique business model and platform to connect local ecosystems on three continents.
Mr. CAI has more than 20 years of cross-border investment experience and deep expertise in developing China-entry strategies for multinational companies, and in globalization strategies for Chinese companies expanding internationally. Ming-Po Cai today sits on the Boards of several Cathay Capital’s portfolio companies.
Under Ming-Po CAI’s leadership, Cathay Capital has grown to more than EUR 2.5 billion in assets under management and has invested in more than 100 companies across three continents, including tens of star companies such as Suofeiya, Zbom, Meinian Onehealth, Moncler, Poten, Aihuishou, Jingrui, and startups like PDD, Momenta, Drivy, Ledger, Magmode, Shopal, Trifacta, Glovo, Owkin and Chime Bank. Cathay Capital has a range of fourteen funds in three series: smallcaps, midcaps and innovation. Cathay Capital focuses on industries including consumer goods, healthcare, advanced technologies, TMT and mobility, etc.
Ming-Po CAI is a member of the World Economic Forum and holds a Master degree in Management from EM Lyon in France. He is also graduated from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China.
Hervé Descazeaux is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, and is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2012, Hervé was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Apax Partners France since 2005. Hervé joined Apax as a Senior Associate in 1998 specializing in leveraged buy-outs in financial and business services and the healthcare sector in France.
Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager in charge of audit and due diligences on international group's operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years, in France and in the US.
Hervé currently holds board positions at Cenexi, Ponroy, Byzance, Surys (ex Hologram), Caillau and Neoxam. Prior boards include Echosens.
Hervé is a Chartered Accountant. He graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP business school) in Paris.
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