Euromoney Vietnam Global Investment Forum

Felix Lai

Investment Director

Gaw Capital Partners

Mr Felix Lai is an investment director at Gaw Capital, a global real estate fund with over $10 billion of assets under management. He has experience investing in Greater China and several regional markets in Asia Pacific. Recently he has been focusing on Vietnam. Mr Lai led and successfully completed the acquisition of a portfolio of four operating and development assets across Vietnam including the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Danang and the IPH mixed-use commercial asset in Hanoi. Previously, Mr Lai was a director at EXS Capital, an independent investment firm dedicated to Asia Pacific. Mr Lai played a critical role in several completed transactions including a take-over of a REIT in Japan, a re-financing of a residential property developer in China, as well as a private equity funding raised for an up-and-coming Vietnamese real estate developer. Before that, Mr Lai was at the leveraged finance team of Citi and worked on high-yield financing of private equity buyout and cross-border M&A transactions. Mr Lai graduated from Cambridge University with BA (1st Hons) and masters degree (Distinction) in engineering.

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Wed 30 Sep 2015

JW Marriott, Hanoi