Robert Yao

Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Immensus Capital


Robert Yao serves as the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Immensus Capital, where he oversees all investment management activities, from initial sourcing to execution and eventual exits. With over two decades of professional experience in corporate finance and investing, Mr. Yao brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

Before establishing Immensus Capital in 2016, Mr. Yao held the position of Head of Research for the China Team at Mount Kellett Capital, a US$7 billion AUM fund founded by former members of Goldman Sachs Global Special Situations Investment Team. During his eight-year tenure there, he spearheaded numerous private equity investments in China’s B2B sector, totaling over US$220 million between 2009 and 2014. Prior to his time at Mount Kellett Capital, Mr. Yao was a key member of the research SWAT team for Asia at Goldman Sachs Asia Special Situations Group. Following the completion of his MBA at the Wharton School in the United States in 2005, he joined the J.P. Morgan Investment Banking Department in Hong Kong as an Associate, where he played a pivotal role in the successful management buyout (MBO) of WH Group (0288.HK), one of the world’s largest pork companies, valued at US$283 million.

Mr. Yao earned his Bachelor of Arts in Investment Management from Shanghai University of Finance & Economy, and later obtained his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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