Renaissance Man: Bao Fan

A specialist in Chinese technology with a penchant for healthcare and ambitions to expand globally, China Renaissance’s Bao Fan is rising.

When two of China’s biggest technology start-ups, Meituan and Dianping, merged in early October to create the country’s largest online-to-offline O2O platform, few people will have been more pleased than Bao Fan, the founder and chief executive officer of Chinese boutique investment bank China Renaissance.

The deal, which values the combined group at more than $15 billion, is China’s largest internet company merger to date and highlights the growing stature of Bao and his young bankers. 

“I had been convincing them to come together for over a year talking to them many times,” Bao told FinanceAsia in an...

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