(Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) Saigon Asset Management (“SAM”) today announced it has hired Mr. Matthew White as Head of Investment Banking. Prior to joining SAM, Mr. White was the director of corporate finance at Acorn Consulting where he completed the following transactions:
• From 2013 – present, Mr. White completed a key financing of California Fitness & Yoga by Mizuho Asian Partners, the PE Company of Mizuho bank, and was the Corporate Finance advisor on a number of deals in Asia including: Thunderbird Resorts; Manna Resorts; Bai Tram Estates, and Claremont Group.
• From 2008 – 2012, Mr. White was a consultant for various integrated resort (“IR”) projects in SE Asia including: Van Don Island, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam; Penghu Islands, Taiwan; and, Vina Capital’s Hoi An, Vietnam IR project.
• From 2006 – 2008, Mr. White was the director of gaming and leisure for Tano Capital, LLC a San Mateo, California based private equity firm. At Tano, Matthew oversaw the approval process of a $4.3 billion dollar casino/hotel project in central Vietnam, acquired the exclusive gaming rights to a $100 million hotel/casino project in Palawan, Philippines and advised on a casino project in Poland.
• From 2003 – 2006, Mr. White was a partner and director of business development for JDC Group, a San Francisco based company focused on financing and managing tribal casinos in the US. He also advised on the EuroVegas project in Hungary, completed the financing of a casino project in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and several Tribal equipment leasing and financing deals for a Las Vegas Based casino management group.
In the decade prior to 2003, Mr. White was a partner at a proprietary trading firm (listed equities) and a managing director/founder of Stanford Capital Partners, a boutique investment banking firm based in San Francisco, CA. Mr. White has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University in Economics and International Business with a concentration in Asian studies.
For more information, please contact Ms. Linh Huynh, Executive Assistant to the CEO at email@example.com or at the information provided below.
Ms Linh Huynh
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Saigon Asset Management (SAM)
T: +848 5404 3488