Eaton Partners gets new APAC head

The placement agent taps Jonathan Lee to head its APAC business.

As the venture industry in Asia continues to heat up, private fund placement and advisory firm Eaton Partners announced it has brought on a new managing director to head its Asia-Pacific operations.

Eaton Partners has tapped Jonathan Lee as managing director and head of the Asia-Pacific region. Lee will be based in Hong Kong.

Before joining Eaton Partners, Lee was managing director at MVison Private Equity Advisers, where he also led its Asia business. He also held roles in UBS Hong Kong and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust. He began his career in finance as an auditor with KPMG.

Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, has seen robust interest from institutional investors, including venture capital. As reported by Venture Capital Journal, the Southeast Asian market has turned vigorous, as venture capital in the region raised $8.2 billion in 2020.

Jeff Eaton, global co-head of Eaton Partners, said Lee would bring extensive experience from working with fund managers and institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific region.

“As our business continues to thrive, we are making significant investments to add seasoned talent throughout the firm,” Eaton said in a statement.

Eaton has long had a presence in Asia and has worked in the region for nearly 30 years.