Foster Lee has over 20 years’ experience in direct lending and structured finance across Asia Pacific.
Foster is currently heading the private credit franchise for Gaw Capital and have deployed c. US$1 billion since he joined in 2020.
Foster was the head of syndicated finance for China Minsheng Bank and prior to that he worked in multiple direct lending transactions, in particular leveraged finance and assets based lending across Hong Kong, Australia and Japan in GE Capital.
During his banking career, he was on the board of directors of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association and as a member of the China Committee and the Leveraged & Acquisition Finance Committee of the association.
Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales and he is a qualified public accountant of CPA Australia.
Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company focusing on real estate markets in Asia Pacific and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally. Specializing in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and re-positioning, the firm’s investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, commercial offices, retail malls, hospitality, logistics warehouses and IDC projects.
Since its inception in 2005, GCP has raised seven commingled funds targeting Asia Pacific regions. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European Hospitality Fund, a Growth Equity Fund, and it also provides services for credit investments and separate account direct investments globally.
Gaw Capital has raised equity of US$23 billion since 2005 and commanded assets of US$36 billion under management as of Q1 2023.
For more information, please visit www.gawcapital.com.
Past Mingtiandi Events
Singapore Forum 2023 — Private Credit Strategies for Asia Pacific