Permira China hires

Permira adds strength to China team

Alan Chen jumps ship from Goldman Sachs to Permira to head the China business, while Christian Paul joins the European buyout fund as portfolio director.
Alan Chen, Permira
Alan Chen, Permira

Permira, a private equity firm, has hired Alan Chen from Goldman Sachs as head of China, and Christian Paul from Alix Partners as portfolio director. Both are newly created roles, a Permira spokesperson clarified.

Earlier this year, Permira appointed Henry Chen and Alex Emery as co-heads of Asia with the mandate to grow the business of the buyout fund across the region and specifically in Greater China, Korea and Japan. It also moved its regional headquarters from Tokyo to Hong Kong, while continuing to maintain a satellite office in Tokyo.

Permira set up shop in Asia in Tokyo in 2005. It took two years to source and...

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