Grant Finlayson.

Grant E. Finlayson is a Founding Partner of PTP, and a General Partner in PTP Fund I. Mr. Finlayson has spent over 25 years (19 in the PE & M&A sectors) working with Asian companies and investors, variously as an advisor, manager, and co-investor in cross-border transactions. He has lived and worked in Asia for approximately seven years, including three years as the Managing Partner of the Tokyo office of Wall Street law firm Shearman & Sterling in the 1990s, during the period when the Japanese private equity industry was born.

In 2002, he founded Pacific Private Equity Group (PPEG), a boutique advisory firm serving the private equity industry in the Pacific Rim region. In 2006-07, PPEG expanded into direct private equity investment management through its affiliate Pacific Fund Management Ltd., which manages a family of co-investment funds participating directly in private equity transactions in Asia. These funds presently manage approximately $120 million in investment capital, and since July 2007 have closed eighteen (18) direct private equity investments on a co-investment basis.  Four of these investments have achieved full realizations to date: three growth capital investments in a group of recycling companies, with proceeds used to fund construction of two advanced plastics recycling plants (co-invested with J-Star Co., Ltd.), and the management buyout of a leading golf equipment manufacturing company (co-invested with NEXT Capital Partners).  These exits returned an aggregate 3.7x invested capital, generating a gross IRR of 71%.

Mr. Finlayson graduated from Stanford University with bachelor and master’s degrees in Japanese and East Asian Studies in 1982, received a law degree (J.D.) from Harvard Law School in 1985, conducted research as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 1989-90, and completed the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2010.