Operating Partners


Since 2005, Operating Partners has been enhancing ownership value for PE groups and public firms.
We are an experienced team of former operating executives, complemented by subject matter experts.
We utilize recognized best practices, including proprietary methodologies and technology, to create value.

Our mission is to partner with like minded investors on specific industry and market opportunities.
We bring independence, real world business experience, analytical capability, cross cultural skills,
and strong operational perspective to compliment our private equity transaction counterparts.

Our team members have had decades of global experience, with successful track records across
greater China and Southeast Asia. We have offices in Shanghai and Singapore.


Operating Partners is not a consulting firm. We are owners and operators who sit on the same side of the table
as investors and management. We make long-term commitments and work closely with organizations to structure
business models to resource, set strategy, plan, optimize business processes and drive operating performance.

We don’t spend months in analysis and discussions, nor do we conduct a detailed bottom-up review of all processes
and structures. We are hands-on and engage with our investment partners, management and local operating teams.

We use a factual data driven approach to rapidly identify and unlock specific sources of value. As part of
our methodology, we listen, measure and analyze to solve real operating issues and opportunities.


What is an Operating Partner?

  • External resources retained by private investment firms to provide leadership, operational, commercial and financial support within the General Partnership to advise their investee portfolio companies;
  • Independent advisors or direct hires with relevant industry and/or functional capabilities (for example, CEO, COO, CFO, sales, procurement, manufacturing and supply chain) that join a specific portfolio company;
  • Short term contract resources, selected based on specific high impact subject matter expertise, that work along side management teams to solve specific challenges to create and deliver quantifiable value