Senior Partner & Portfolio Manager

Ludwin Lai

Ludwin has nearly 20 years of experience in M&A and investments. Throughout his career, he has successfully completed over 40 M&A deals (worth over USD$1.2 billion) and has been responsible and hands-on in the capital-raising transactions that have supported those deals. An experienced investment manager in the venture capital and private equity sectors, Ludwin was Head of Investments at a venture capital fund in Taiwan focused on the fintech industry. Additionally, Ludwin has worked for reputable investment banking and investment management institutions including Robeco, Stamford Partners, Eaton Partners (Stifel Financial), NeSBIC Buyout Fund, and Lehman Brothers. Ludwin holds a master’s degree in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ludwin is responsible for the day-to-day operations and trading activities of Coinful Capital Fund’s commodities-focused Pierce 50 portfolio as the Portfolio Manager. Responsible for executing the strategy’s mandate, Ludwin manages the day-to-day investment management decisions of the strategy.

Investing

• Head of Asia based venture capital fund focused on early stage startups in e-commerce, fintech, insurtech, cyber security, blockchain technology.

Capital raising & M&A transactions

• Fundraising for China healthcare private equity fund which focuses in late stage growth capital and buyout investment opportunities.
• Fundraising for Asia based multi-strategy private equity firm focused on distressed, special situations and opportunistic investments.
• Fundraising for midmarket private equity fund investing in high growth companies that benefit from China cross-border arbitrage opportunities.
• M&A transaction to sell the Northern European grocery business of US multinational.
• M&A transaction to sell the entire Dutch bakery division for leading Italian food manufacturing company to private equity.
• M&A transaction to sell private equity owned branded market leader in pasta and pasta sauces in Germany to the European market leader.
• M&A transaction to acquire European seafood processor and distributor by private equity firm.
• Execution of buy and build strategy for a foodservice asset owned by a leading European private equity firm. Generated a 2x cash multiple return for investors.
• Execution of private equity backed consolidation play for a European branded consumer goods company with presence in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Netherlands and Belgium.