Sino-European Small Cap Fund

230 M€



Closing date of
the last vintage

10 M€ to 25 M€

Equity investment
(and more in consortium)

Type of investment

Transmission, capital growth, majority or minority role,
sole investor or part of a consortium

Partners in charge

Ming-Po Cai

Founder and President of Cathay Capital


Fabien Wesse


Based in Paris


Ming-Po Cai

Founder and President of Cathay Capital

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.



Fabien Wesse


Fabien Wesse is a Partner of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.

Fabien joined Cathay Capital in 2010, after 10 years of private equity experience at Siparex Group, a French middle-market private equity firm with over €1B under management.

As a seasoned French low- and mid-market private equity investor, Fabien has participated in over 15 transactions, in control and non-control capacities, including succession, growth capital and LBO investments.

These transactions covered a broad range of sectors as diverse as construction, building materials, industrial goods, agri-business, textile, logistics, specialty retail, packaging, and electronics mail order. Fabien has been an active participant of the board of all the companies invested.

Prior to Siparex, Fabien worked in the CFO's office, in Switzerland, of a computer services company.

Fabien is a graduate of the University of Paris Dauphine.



Partners in charge and their team

They Trusted Us

« By acting as a trusted shareholder, Cathay Capital has helped to strengthen mutual understanding and to secure our relationships with French partners. Thanks to Cathay Capital’s valuable role, Suofeiya today represents a real success story, which has successfully completed its IPO and continues to push forward its development with dynamism. »

M. Ke,
CEO of Suofeiya

« Accepting Cathay as our equity partner has been proven to be a very smart choice. Cathay team keeps bringing very necessary help for ZM both from overseas and in China. We understand each other, like each other and trust each other. »

Zhengming Huang,
Founder & President of Zhengming Modern Logistics

« Cathay has been highly beneficial to CEBTP’s development. Cathay has understood early-on management’s ambitions and has delivered its value-add as it promised, actively contributing both in terms of its ecosystem and knowledge. We are excited to build together a future global leader with Cathay as our partner based on a shared vision. »

Philippe Margarit,
CEO of CEBTP Group

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