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Aug 04, 2019
David Tan Joins TPG as Managing Director

Singapore and San Francisco – August 5, 2019 – TPG, a leading global alternative asset firm, announced today that David Tan will join the firm as Managing Director. David will be based in Singapore covering Southeast Asia and will work closely with Ganen Sarvananthan, Co-Managing Partner and Dominic Picone, Partner of TPG Capital Asia – the firm’s Asia-focused private equity platform.

David comes to TPG from KKR, where he served as a Director on the firm’s private equity team and worked at for over a decade in their Menlo Park, Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

“We are delighted to welcome David to the TPG Capital Asia team in Southeast Asia. David’s strong reputation and years of investing experience will be a significant addition to our fast growing business in Southeast Asia,” said Ganen Sarvananthan, Co-Managing Partner of TPG Capital Asia.

“TPG is highly respected as one of the first global firms to venture into Asia 25 years ago. I am delighted to join the firm at an important time when the Southeast Asia private equity market is becoming increasingly attractive,” said David Tan. “The team has a great track record and is well positioned to take advantage of the vast opportunities in the region. I look forward to being part of the Southeast Asia team”  

Prior to joining KKR, David was with UBS Investment Bank in New York. He holds a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About TPG

TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm founded in 1992 with more than $108 billion of assets under management and offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Singapore. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, real estate, credit, and public equity. TPG aims to build dynamic products and options for its investors while also instituting discipline and operational excellence across the investment strategy and performance of its portfolio. For more information, visit

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