GIC Special Investments –


Founded: GIC was started in 1982; GIC SI became a separate company in 1999.

Offices: Outside its Singapore headquarters, GIC SI operates offices in Redwood City, Calif., New York, London and Beijing.

President: Teh Kok Peng

Key Contacts: Chih Tsung Lam, executive vice president; Lim Hock Tay, senior vice president.

Staff: 70

Assets: $100 billion (which includes GIC Real Estate and GIC Special Investments.

Asset Allocation: 5%-10% to Special Investments.

Asset Allocation in Private Equity: Buyouts, 75%-80%; venture capital, 15%-20%.

PE Funds Under Management: Not disclosed.

Sample VC Partnerships: Austin Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Venrock Associates, Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.

Sample Buyout Partnerships: Blackstone, Carlyle, Hellman and Friedman, Morgan Stanley, Texas-Pacific Group and Thomas H Lee.

Notable Investments: Early investor in Cisco Systems Inc.

Fund Preferences: Buyouts, venture capital and special situations.

Direct/Co-Investment Preferences: Buyouts, late-stage venture capital and growth capital in Asia.