David Kao and Paul Adkins join H&Q Asia Pacific

The Asia focused private equity firm hires two leading industry specialists to further its business in Greater China and Japan.

David Kao will joins HQ Asia Pacific HQAP on September 1 from Merrill Lynch where he was previously a director in corporate finance covering Taiwan. Kao had been at Merrill since 1997. He has also worked at Nat West, UBS and Bear Stearns. At HQAP he will become the managing director of the firm's Greater China operations.

Speaking to FinanceAsia.com, Kao said that he had always wanted to go over to the principal side at some stage in his career and despite present market misery, he feels now is a good time to be a venture capitalist. I look at the landscape here in...

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