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David has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director since our inception.He has over 25 years of investment and financial experience in Asia and the U.S., joining Olympus Capital inHong Kong in 1998 and leading its efforts in Japan while based in Tokyo from 2001-2010. Prior to joining OlympusCapital, David worked for William E. Simon & Sons (Asia), the Asian affiliate of the direct investment groupfounded by William Simon Sr., the former U.S. Treasury Secretary under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Before that,David was with Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University.CLOSE
Jeffrey has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, and a member of our Boardof Directors since our inception. Mr. Glat has over 30 years of experience in accounting for financial servicescompanies. Prior to joining Olympus Capital in 2002, he managed the accounting and reporting for an$8 billion private equity portfolio managed by J.P. Morgan Partners. Jeff was previously the Chief FinancialOfficer of WestLB Panmure Securities and a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Practice of Ernst & Young.He holds an MBA from the University of Buffalo and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Ithaca College.CLOSE
Bert serves as our Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. He has nearly 25 years of investment banking and strategic advisory experience. Bert is based in San Francisco and is the Founder and Principal of Gravity Capital Group, LLC (“Gravity”), a corporate development, finance, and strategic planning consulting practice. Prior to founding Gravity in 2009, Bert was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong and San Francisco after starting his career with Salomon Brothers Inc in New York in 1996. Mr. Galleno holds a B.A. in History/Sociology from Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York.CLOSE
Gary is the Chairman and Chief Executive of North Star Consulting providing high level strategic advice and operational support to organizations with particular strength in interim management, M&As, new business set ups, restructuring, distribution, product development marketing, leadership and Board, Advisory and Investor support. He is currently Executive Vice Chair of Tier 25 - The 25 Point System and has Board and/or Advisory roles with Chief of Staff, Lapetus Solutions, Olympus Capital, SingLife, Seguros Monterrey New York Life and is a mentor and coach to business leaders.
Gary has been in CEO & Chairman roles since 1992 and has led and built successful businesses in markets of different degrees of development and economic maturity: startups, business improvement, strategic initiatives and multiple M&A projects. From his early years in Australia where he opened various new businesses for GIO Australia to his time in Singapore leading the Colonial Jardine business development operation that won licenses in China, Vietnam, India and Thailand through to his last role in Mexico where significant growth and achievements have been made. SMNYL is now the fastest growing life and health business in Mexico; AA+ rated by AM Best for solvency and leading MDRT in LATAM.
Gary managed businesses in Japan and Korea as the Regional Managing Director for Prudential UK. He was the CEO in India during the NYL successful joint venture with the Max Group. He oversaw the strategic direction of NYL' s joint venture in China, ran Hong Kong and Taiwan for NYL during challenging periods of change and served as the Regional CEO and Vice Chair of NYLI in Asia during the strategic realignments of NYL' s International Insurance Business following the change in Group strategy. Gary's passion and enthusiasm for the Insurance Industry and its people is evident in the multimarket success he has achieved.
Daniel has more than 30 years of private equity investment and M&A experience in Asia and the U.S. Prior to co-founding Olympus Capital in 1997, he established and was head of Asia for Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the former private equity arm of Morgan Stanley, which managed over $4 billion of private equity capital. Daniel was a member of the worldwide Investment Committee of MSCP and served as a director on a number of boards of portfolio companies in Asia and the U.S. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.A. degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University. Daniel was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.CLOSE
Christine is the Founder and Managing Director of Executive Search Group International Ltd. (“EGSI”), which she founded in 1998. She specializes in global senior level appointments throughout Asia, Europe and North America, with expertise in financial services and the professional services sector. Prior to forming EGSI, Christine worked for TASA International (subsequently TMP Search), originally as a Partner in New York and from 1994 on as the Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office, concurrently heading the Financial Services and Technology Practices in Asia, including Japan. Prior to joining TASA in 1990, she was a Partner at Korn Ferry International, where she focused on leading cross-border searches between the US and Asia from 1986 to 1990. Prior to entering the executive search profession, she was a Vice President and Managing Director of J. Walter Thompson — Japan. Her management positions at the corporate level include Director of Marketing for Revlon Japan, and executive positions with the International Division of Avon Products for the Japanese and Latin American markets. During her seven years in Japan, Christine was a founding member of Foreign Executive Women (FEW) in Japan. She also holds an MBA from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Economics from Hofstra University.CLOSE
Alec is currently the Chairman of the US business of OurCrowd International, G.P., one of the world’s leading venture investing platforms. He took on this role in 2019 after serving nearly 3 years on OurCrowd’s Advisory Board. He joined OurCrowd after a nearly 30-year career in investment banking focused on the technology sector. Over the course of his career he advised on over 200 completed M&A transactions in the technology sector. Alec was formerly a Vice Chairman of Jefferies LLC, the longtime head of the firm’s Technology Investment Banking Group, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He joined Jefferies as part of the firm’s 2003 acquisition of Broadview International, where he was President. He began his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley. After retiring from Jefferies, he founded Outvest Capital to pursue a proprietary public investing strategy capitalizing on how the accelerating rate of technological change impacts companies across all industries. Alec is a South Carolina native, resides in Connecticut, and holds a BA from Yale (summa cum laude) and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School.CLOSE
Emmanuel started his career with McKinsey in 1993 and left as a Senior Partner in 2014. During his 21 years with McKinsey, he focused on building the Firm’s presence in Asia Pacific with a focus initially on Southeast Asia and then on North Asia. He built long-lasting and deep relationships with CEOs of leading global and Asian financial services clients and with senior regulators throughout Asia. Emmanuel also held various leadership and entrepreneurial roles as Managing Partner of both geographic and functional practices — for example, he led the build-up of McKinsey’s financial services practice in Greater China between 2006 and 2013. He remains a senior advisor to the Firm. Over the past 5 years, Emmanuel has been an entrepreneur, venture investor and a mentor to a dozen start-ups in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. He is an active investor in companies in deep tech, FinTech, and e-commerce and is a co-founder of two early stage ventures: Velotrade (a FinTech platform focused on trade-finance) and Zegal (a legaltech platform). Emmanuel holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master of Sciences from Ecole Polytechnique and a Master in Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris.CLOSE
Jacob is the Chief Executive Officer of Emeterra, a company he founded in 2013 to focus on the agtech and foodtech sectors using his significant global experience in agribusiness and the food and beverage sector. Emeterra partners with promising companies and globally acclaimed research institutions on disruptive technologies spanning agricultural production, post-harvest preservation, processing and logistics. It operates in the B2B space, providing a range of food ingredients and solutions to a diverse customer base that includes some of the world’s largest and most quality-conscious multinational food and beverage companies. Prior to Emeterra, Jacob spent 20 years from 1993 to 2013, in various executive roles with The Coca-Cola Company in multi-geographic and global executive positions, including coverage of strategic inputs for Coca-Cola’s global brands and support for the end-to-end supply chain across Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Eastern Europe.
His last role with The Coca-Cola Company was that of Managing Director covering its global system’s major agri commodities and ingredients, leading the world’s largest supply chain of sugar and starch sweeteners. Spanning over 120 countries, this also represented the biggest single area of the global Coca-Cola system’s supply chain. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Jacob was part of TAS, the flagship leadership development program of the Tata Group, India’s largest business conglomerate. As part of the TAS program, he worked with Tata Steel, first in the office of the Chairman and subsequently successfully developed and led Tata Steel’s main international trading platform for agricultural commodities, establishing it with a global presence. Jacob is a Board member of JUST (Eat Just Inc), a company with food technology to find tools in the plant kingdom to make food tastier, healthier and more sustainable (e.g., its plant-based JUST Egg). He serves on the Advisory Board of DouxMatok, which focuses on targeted delivery of flavor ingredients, such as sugar and salt. Jacob qualified in Management with Honors, complemented by programs at Wharton and the Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors.
OCA is a $149.5 million special purpose acquisition company.
We will partner with a fast-growing, U.S. Company to accelerate its growth via expansion into and/or across Asia.
OCA is a NASDAQ-listed, special purpose acquisition company. We will partner with a fast-growing, U.S. Company to accelerate its growth via expansion into and/or across Asia. OCA’s Sponsor is a fund of Olympus Capital Asia (Olympus), an Asia focused, middle market, private equity firm. Olympus has an extensive 20+ year investment track record and pan-Asian platform.
Olympus is one of the longest-standing regional middle market PE firms. Olympus has an experienced and cohesive senior executive team with an investment track record in each of Asia’s key markets.
OCA will utilize Olympus’ platform to provide complete access to its team, knowledge, and network, along with any necessary resources to aid in the formation and execution of an Asia expansion plan.
OCA leadership represents 3 of the 5 Olympus management committee members and OCA is a portfolio investment from an Olympus fund. Olympus & its LPs are aligned with OCA and its potential partner(s).
Olympus has invested in multiple industry sectors over 23 years. The majority of Olympus’ capital has been deployed in OCA’s target universe and we see attractive industry dynamics domestically and in Asia.
We are uniquely positioned to add real value in helping drive Asian growth. Existing target investors will not only access a public currency, but also gain an active minority partner who can have tangible operational and strategic impact.
We are prioritizing companies with an Enterprise Value of $750 million to $1.0+ billion in the technology-enabled business services (including healthcare and education), food tech, and financial services sectors. These companies may be independent/family-owned enterprises or existing portfolio companies of financial investors (private equity or similar).
* David Shen and Jeffrey Glat are also on the Board
Cross-border expansion is not easy. OCA can help a promising company accelerate their expansion into Asia through the Olympus regional partnership and support network. Our collective expertise can help mitigate the planning and execution risks facing companies which approach Asian expansion on their own and shorten the lead time to achieving growth.
60%+ of capital invested in OCA target sectors
Allocation of Invested Capital
Greater China: 35% | SE Asia: 35% | Japan/Korea: 17% | India: 8% || Regional: 32%
45% of our capital has a cross-border component
Direct Exposure in Each of Asia's Key Markets
4 Asian Offices plus New York
30 Investment Professionals
Strong Senior Advisor Bench (former C-level executives in the region & across our sector focus)
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OCA Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of $149.5 Million Initial Public Offering Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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