Evan Zhao is an associate in the Capital Markets group. His practice focuses on the structuring and formation of private equity funds and the representation of investors investing into private equity funds, hedge funds, and other alternative assets. As part of his fund formation work, he has represented international and domestic investment managers in establishing private equity funds with diverse strategies, including those that emphasize small- and mid-cap enterprises, biodiversity, healthcare, infrastructure, and social development. Mr. Zhao also has experience structuring funds of funds and funds with investors from development finance institutions. In addition, he has worked with leveraged funds, including those with debt financing from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
On the investor side, Mr. Zhao advises domestic and international clients, including institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and family offices, that are evaluating prospective private equity, real estate, and hedge funds for investment.