MLC Private Equity to open New York office

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MLC Private Equity yesterday announced plans to open a New York office to be headed by former LGT Capital Partner, Mr Andrew Kwee.

Mr Kwee, who has two decades of experience in private equity, will establish the office and build a team to capitalise on investment opportunities in North America and Latin America.

Head of MLC Private Equity Natalie Meyenn said: “We have been investing successfully in the Americas since the late 1990s, and we are well positioned to build on our proven execution capabilities and investment record. Given Andrew’s experience in building high performing private equity teams, we are extremely pleased to have him lead this initiative.

“Andrew brings a wide breadth of relationships, deep knowledge of the US market and proven experience in identifying and executing on attractive opportunities. We look forward to having someone of Andrew’s calibre on our team to further enhance our ability to deliver more value to clients.”

Mr Kwee joins from LGT Capital Partners, where he was a Partner and played an integral role in building and running their US private equity business. Prior to that, Mr Kwee opened and ran the New York private equity office for GIC Special Investments.

Mr Kwee earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Mr Kwee will commence the role on 1 July.

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