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CDIB Capital International Announces New Senior Hire in Shanghai

Hong Kong, June 4, 2020

CDIB Capital International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stephen Li as Managing Director based in Shanghai.  Mr. Li has extensive private equity experience having spent over 20 years investing across multiple industries and markets including China, the Asia-Pacific region, and North America.  Mr. Li will play a critical role in strengthening CDIB’s investment capabilities in China, focusing on both sourcing buyout opportunities and ensuring value creation in our investment portfolios.

Mr. Li previously served as Managing Director at Ping An Trust Private Equity Capital, based in Shanghai, and was responsible for monitoring, value creation, exit management, and risk assessment of all assets under management.  Prior to that, he had been the Director of the Asia Operations Team of CVC Capital Partners, where he focused on post-investment operational value-add for its regional investment portfolio.  Mr. Li also has experience in strategic and operational management consulting, responsible for operational improvement, procurement and supply chain management projects at Booz & Company and Deloitte Consulting.  In his early career, he spent over ten years in various large multinational corporations, including General Motors, John Deere, Henkel and AZ Electronic Materials, working in different geographies across Asia and North America.

Mr. Li holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

“We are pleased to welcome Stephen to the team.  He brings significant experience, especially in operational management and value creation, which will help us further develop our business in China and strengthen our existing and future investment portfolio.  Stephen’s appointment reinforces our long-term commitment to the China market and he will be a strong addition to the team as we continue to explore growth and buyout opportunities in the region,” said Mr. Lionel de Saint-Exupéry, President of CDIB Capital.  

This new senior hire follows the recent recruitment by CDIB Capital of Carlyle Group’s credit team in Asia led by Tor Trivers.

About CDIB Capital

CDIB Capital is a leading Asian private equity investor focused on middle market growth capital and buyout transactions. We leverage on our deep experience in venture and private equity to invest in compelling companies in consumer/retail, value-added manufacturing, healthcare, technology and new services, seeking to capitalize on cross market opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.  We are an affiliate of China Development Financial (“CDF”), one of the largest and most established merchant banking groups in Greater China with in excess of US$100 billion in assets.

CDIB Capital is headquartered in Hong Kong and has offices in Taipei, Shanghai, Seoul and New York. For more information, please visit our website at

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