Who We Are
Founded in 2017, Foundation Private Equity is a recognized leading provider of innovative liquidity solutions to GPs and LPs across Asia. We are middle-market focused and have deep experience structuring and executing complex secondary transactions, particularly GP-led restructurings and preferred equity structured solutions. We support existing managers and adopt a partnership approach in our transactions, avoiding situations where we are competing with GPs or purely buying from them.

Partnership Approach

We partner with GPs and LPs to identify liquidity options at all points of a fund’s life cycle. We are flexible in our approach and our solutions are often highly customized in order to ensure full alignment with all stakeholders.

Deep Experience

Our leadership team possesses deep domain knowledge, having been active in Asian secondaries since 2007 and having its origins in the first dedicated secondaries platform in the region. We are local to our core markets of China, India, and Southeast Asia.

Transparent Process

We are dedicated to integrity and transparency, and we have built our reputation as a trusted counterparty of choice by executing decisively and predictably.

What We Do
Acquisitions of LP

Single, Partial or Whole Fund

Continuation Funds

End-of-Fund Life Solutions

Spin-offs & Carve-outs

Partner of Choice for
Emerging GPs


Providing Access to
USD Institutional LP Market

Annex Capital

Growth Capital for
Private Equity Portfolios

Preferred Equity

Partial Liquidity
for Upside Retention

Our Approach
Our disciplined and rigorous approach to investing enables us to consistently deliver compelling risk-reward profiles.
Due Diligence Approach
  • Determine whether favourable information dynamics exist
  • Conduct direct investment-style due diligence on each portfolio company
  • Conduct full review of GP team, including extensive referencing
Execution Focus
  • Creating strong alignment with the GPs we back via their commitment to the transaction and re-setting of economic incentives
  • Positioning the GP for long-term success
  • Ensure proper resources are available to the GP to deliver good outcomes
Sourcing Parameters
  • LPs and/or GP have desire/authority to explore liquidity solutions
  • Maintaining a constant dialogue with a wide network of GPs and intermediaries in our core geographies
  • Focusing on transactions where we are able to set terms and conduct our full investment process
Transaction Criteria
  • Deal sizes of $20m and above, with the ability to lead a syndicate where required
  • Middle-market focused
  • Opportunities with a higher degree of complexity
  • Risk protection mechanisms
At A Glance
Years of Combined Investment Experience
Opportunities Reviewed Since Inception
Million Potential Deployment
Foundation Private Equity’s senior team is local in its core markets and has decades of leadership experience across top-tier direct investment, secondary investment, and primary investment platforms. Key team members have been involved in pioneering transactions in the Asian secondary market.
Jason Sambanju
Jason Sambanju
Partner, CEO & Founder

Jason has 28 years of experience in financial services, the last 22 years of which has been in Asian private equity. Before establishing Foundation Private Equity in July 2017…

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Jeremy Foo
Jeremy Foo
Partner, Co-Founder

Jeremy has over 20 years of private equity experience, of which 13 years were focused on control buyouts and growth equity investments in Asia. Prior to Foundation…

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Alok Gupta
Alok Gupta
Principal, Head of India

Alok has over 30 years of experience in financial services, of which the last 12 years have been focused on growth equity investments in India. Alok was most…

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Jason Ong
Jason Ong

Jason has 4 years of experience working for leading financial institutions in Singapore. Prior to Foundation Private Equity, he was an Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers…

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Aixing Zheng
Aixing Zheng
Finance Director

Aixing has over 13 years of experience in the private equity sector. She was previously Senior Finance Manager of Southern Capital Group, a leading Southeast Asian private…

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Xie Cheng
Cheng Xie
Venture Partner

Cheng has been a Managing Director of Tripod Capital since 2006 when he co-founded the firm. He was responsible for launching the firm’s first USD-denominated growth…

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Mingzhu Tang
Mingzhu Tang
Venture Partner

Mingzhu has 14 years of experience working for leading financial institutions, including UBS Securities, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Bank of China Investment Group in Hong…

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Foundation Private Equity fundamentally believes in responsible corporate behavior. This belief permeates our culture, general business practices and investment considerations.
  • We carefully consider the environmental, social, and governance impact of its investee businesses in our underwriting process
  • We evaluate the ESG impact of each of the portfolio companies in a transaction as part of our due diligence, often working alongside third party ESG consultants
  • We have clearly defined guidelines to follow in managing exposure to ESG related risks alongside our anchor investors
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    65 Chulia Street
    Singapore 049513
  • +65 6670 6728
  • Level 7, The Executive Centre
    The Capital, Bandra Kurla Complex
    Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051
  • +91 22 4905 5600
  • Level 6, Tower 2, China Central Place
    No. 79 Jianguo Road
    Chaoyang, Beijing 100025
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