A South-East Asia focused private equity fund


owned and managed by Southeast Asian professionals with a multi-year track record of making successful investments.

The first fund, Dymon Asia Private Equity (S.E. Asia) Fund was launched in October 2012, and achieved a final close of SGD 300 million in commitments. The second fund, Dymon Asia Private Equity (S.E. Asia) Fund II had its first close in December 2017, and final close of USD 450 million in commitments in April 2018.

DAPE invests in companies in the lower mid-market space, or Small Medium Enterprises (SME), in Southeast Asia. Investments are tailored to the needs of the companies with a strong focus on meeting long-term objectives. Our investments can be structured as buy-outs, growth capital, recapitalization or through hybrid instruments.


Divestment of Advend Systems
Investment into BookXcess
Privatisation of Yee Lee Corporation
Investment into Yee Lee Corporation
USD450 million Final Close of DAPE Fund II
Divestment of Wah Loon Engineering
Divestment of Nurture Education
Investment into Asia Medical Enviro Services
Investment into The Holstein Milk Company
Investment into Meiban
Investment into Frontken
Opening of Kuala Lumpur Office
Opening of Bangkok Office
Investment into Spritzer Berhad
Investment into FSP Holding
Investment into Rudi’s Fine Food
Investment into IFS Capital
Divestment of Goodrich Global
Investment in Greenday Group
Investment into and Privatisation of Select Group
Divestment of Asia Integrated Facility Solutions
Investment in Wah Loon Engineering
Investment in Asia Integrated Facility Solutions
Investment in Advend Systems
Investment in HSL Constructor
  • Investment in Goodrich Global
  • Investment in Nurture Education
  • 2012
  • Launch of Dymon Asia Private Equity (S.E. Asia) Fund
  • 2012
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    Years of Experience

    Southeast Asia Focus

    Southeast Asia Focus

    We are long-term residents and investors in Southeast Asia. We grew up here, our social and professional networks are here, and we hope to grow old here. When we first started our careers here in the mid to late 90s, we saw how over-leveraged companies were brought to their knees when the Asian financial crisis struck. Then, over the years we saw how local and global events could have profound impacts on the growth trajectory of Southeast Asian nations and companies.

    Lower Mid Market Focus

    Lower Mid Market Focus

    Good businesses are never short of funding options. However, at the smaller end, funding from traditional banking sources may be restrictive or inflexible. We bring with us experiences and knowledge that we believe go beyond capital. We expect to play a role in the growth of the companies we invest in. Yet, the role can vary depending on where our partners and we believe will be most impactful.

    Unique Fund Parameters

    Unique Fund Parameters

    • Driving acquisition and industry consolidation to create larger, more competitive businesses
    • Succession and transition from founder-led to professional management
    • Creation of incentives framework, and driving value realization for management
    • Technology implementation to improve productivity and reduce costs
    • Corporate and capital structure improvements
    • Improving brand and product positioning, driving higher price realization


    Amara Holdings Limited

    TS Group

    Lypometal Holdings

    RAM Spreaders

    Hwa Hong Corp

    Newark Engineering Pte Ltd


    Keith Tan

    Managing Partner

    Gerald Chiu

    Managing Partner

    Tan Chow Yin

    Managing Partner

    Thein Shao Ming

    Managing Director

    Benjamin Ong

    Managing Director

    Lee Kher Huan

    Executive Director