Creating value through Private Capital

Mezzanine Financing | Acquisition Financing | Growth Financing

We are private capital experts who source and fund opportunities in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets.

Creating Value

Southeast Asia is expected to grow as one of the largest economies in the world. Such growth brings an untapped reserve of opportunities along with an increasing demand for private capital.

Golden Equator Partners provides comprehensive private capital solutions including acquisition financing, project financing, and growth capital for the businesses in Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, Golden Equator Partners holds collective local and regional expertise, along with its long-standing relationships with the respective market players to create stable returns for investors, while supporting growth in the region.

Delivering Value To You

  • Local Expertise

    With local insights and deep market expertise, we identify and drive strategic investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

  • Tailored Solutions

    Each financing solution employs high-powered efficiency determined to meet the unique demands of each deal. Our tailor-made strategies allow flexibility and collaboration with stakeholders to achieve desired results.

  • A Reliable Team

    Our reliable team ensures that each deal is thoroughly researched, carefully evaluated with due diligence, and structured with calculated projections to maximise its potential to bring value to stakeholders.

  • Access to Deep Networks

    Backed by the Golden Equator Group ecosystem, our team has an established network of trusted partners across Asia, notably between mature North Asian markets and growing Southeast Asian markets.

Local Expertise

With local insights and deep market expertise, we identify and drive strategic investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

Tailored Solutions

Each financing solution employs high-powered efficiency determined to meet the unique demands of each deal. Our tailor-made strategies allow flexibility and collaboration with stakeholders to achieve desired results.

A Reliable Team

Our reliable team ensures that each deal is thoroughly researched, carefully evaluated with due diligence, and structured with calculated projections to maximise its potential to bring value to stakeholders.

Access to Deep Networks

Backed by the Golden Equator Group ecosystem, our team has an established network of trusted partners across Asia, notably between mature North Asian markets and growing Southeast Asian markets.

Investment Philosophy

Investment Strategy

Our focus is on integrated debt, mezzanine investment and equity investment for mid-risk / mid-return profiles and primarily seek asset-backed opportunities with stable cash flow. Our private capital solutions are sector agnostic and cover Southeast Asia, primarily Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Australia.

Our Team

Our diverse team has the knowledge and experience to understand the needs of our regional partners to protect their interests. We take strong ownership of each project to deliver successful solutions to all our stakeholders.

Golden Equator Partners is supported by our in-house legal, compliance and fund operations team.

  • Shirley Crystal Chua

    Group CEO

    Shirley is the Founder and Group CEO of Golden Equator. Her strong entrepreneurial track record in corporate strategy and business incubation has led to her opinions being sought out by professionals across industries. Shirley started her career... Read more
    Shirley is the Founder and Group CEO of Golden Equator. Her strong entrepreneurial track record in corporate strategy and business incubation has led to her opinions being sought out by professionals across industries. Shirley started her career at American Express International, before spending 8 years with Citibank where she was Director, managing investment client portfolios across Asia and Europe, as well as supervising experienced relationship managers. She is passionately committed to grooming the next generation of leaders, and is in the Financial Women's Association Singapore’s pioneering batch of female champions. Read less
  • Jacob Jiwon Kim

    Managing Partner

    Jacob's experience across corporate strategy, acquisition and fund management includes a 10-year tenure at Korean Investment Holdings as Managing Director of KIARA Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KIH, managing its alternative investment business... Read more
    Jacob's experience across corporate strategy, acquisition and fund management includes a 10-year tenure at Korean Investment Holdings as Managing Directorof KIARA Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KIH, managing its alternative investment business. Prior to KIH, he worked at Kookmin Bank and Softbank nPlatform in Korea. Jacob is a CFA holder, and completed his B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Read less
  • Raymond Chung

    Managing Partner

    Raymond began his career as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank in Japan, and spent time at notable financial institutions including ING Barings Securities, Standard & Poor’s, and Barclays Capital. He was most recently with Nomura Group, working with... Read more
    Raymond began his career as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank in Japan, and spent time at notable financial institutions including ING Barings Securities, Standard & Poor’s, and Barclays Capital. He was most recently with Nomura Group, working with various investment and asset management divisions across Japan and Korea on real estate and infrastructure deals. Raymond is fluent in English, Korean and Japanese and graduated from UC Berkeley. Read less
  • Yangduk Cho

    Senior Associate

    Prior to joining Golden Equator Capital, Yangduk worked for the PwC Deal Advisory division in Korea and Singapore. Throughout his tenure at PwC, he has extensive experience in providing investment advisory services to Korean conglomerates, multinational... Read more
    Prior to joining Golden Equator Capital, Yangduk worked for the PwC Deal Advisory division in Korea and Singapore. Throughout his tenure at PwC, he has extensive experience in providing investment advisory services to Korean conglomerates, multinational companies, and global PE firms in their M&As and private investments. Yangduk graduated from London School of Economics and is a licensed holder of United States Certified Public Accountant. Read less
  • Grace Chiong

    Group COO

    As Group COO of Golden Equator, Grace's broad experience across client services, regulatory compliance, project management, and operations at global private banks and investment consultancy allows her to successfully identify and align the Group's... Read more
    As Group COO of Golden Equator, Grace's broad experience across client services, regulatory compliance, project management, and operations at global private banks and investment consultancy allows her to successfully identify and align the Group's fast-growing businesses with their goals. Prior to being part of the Group's founding team, she was with the Private Wealth Management team at Morgan Stanley Asia, the Global Wealth Management arm of Merrill Lynch International Bank, Cambridge Associates Asia, and Citibank, where she started her career as a Management Associate. Read less
  • Phuong Nguyen

    Operations

    Phuong works with the investment team in the areas of fund establishment, investor onboarding, financial reporting and compliance. She brings to her position technical knowledge in audit, assurance and compliance. She started her career with BDO LLP... Read more
    Phuong works with the investment team in the areas of fund establishment, investor onboarding, financial reporting and compliance. She brings to her position technical knowledge in audit, assurance and compliance. She started her career with BDO LLP – member firm of a global audit and accounting network, performing due diligence and risk analysis on clients in order to tailor appropriate audit procedures, reviewing internal control processes, and preparing compliance reports. Phuong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. Read less
  • Joan Lai

    Operations

    Joan supports the investment team in fund establishment, investor onboarding, financial reporting and compliance. Her strong background in hedge fund administration saw her navigating complex instruments such as fixed income, swaps, futures and options... Read more
    Joan supports the investment team in fund establishment, investor onboarding, financial reporting and compliance. Her strong background in hedge fund administration saw her navigating complex instruments such as fixed income, swaps, futures and options reconciliation and fund accounting. She worked at several established fund services companies, and was responsible for onboarding major clients at her most recent stint with SS&C Technologies. Joan holds a Bachelor's degree with Honours in Banking and Finance from University of London LSE, and was awarded the Claritas Investment Certificate by the CFA Institute. Read less