PPM Asia focus

PPM Ventures is expanding its Asian team. Director Chris Kelly and associate director, Alan Morton have relocated to the firm’s Hong Kong and Tokyo offices respectively to strengthen the business in key Asian markets.

Kelly’s move to Hong Kong follows six years with PPMV in London. He brings considerable experience of managing complex transactions and the development of portfolio companies such as the acquisition and successful buy-and-build strategy of the Barracuda Group.

Morton transferred from PPMV’s London office to Hong Kong in April 2001 and his knowledge of Asian private equity markets will significantly strengthen the team in Japan.

PPM Ventures first established a presence in Asia in 1997 and has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.