Chris Tran
Head of Corporate Finance Asia, North Ridge Partners Pte Ltd

Speaker Profile

Chris is the Head of Asia for North Ridge Partners. He works with leading high-growth technology companies on capital raising, growth by mergers & acquisitions and strategic advisory. Based in Singapore, Chris covers the South East Asia region and recent assignments include companies in:

• Bigdata/ AI;

• IOT/ Telematics;

• Digital Media/ eCommerce;

• Fintech/ Blockchain; and

• Cloud/ Data and Security Services.

Recent South East Asian led deals include:

• Exit of Quantum Inventions to Continental Group – June 2017; and

• Raise of $65m Series B led by KKR backed Emerald Media for aCommerce – November 2017.

Chris previously served as:

• an investment manager for funds managed by North Ridge Partners;

• an Executive Director in ASX listed, APD a 360degree digital services business, where Chris headed Asia strategy execution and M&A; and

• an observer board member for aCommerce.

He has been an active investor, operator and corporate financier for over 15 years. His track record comprises of advising on over 50 high growth deals up to $1Bn in value across the region.

Chris is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the CFA Society in Singapore.

On behalf of the firm, Chris also has been invited to speak, advise and judge at various events and organisations such as:

• Echelon: Singapore, Penang - Malaysia;

• SheWorx Asia: Singapore;

• Chartered Alternate Investments Association: Singapore

• KOTRA: ASEAN Deal Sourcing Plaza Seoul - Korea;

• TechTalks.ph: Geeks on a Beech Palawan – the Philippines;

• Foshan- Guangzhou Technology Conference: Foshan – China;

• Seamless: Payments, Ecommerce, Retail – Indonesia;

• World Islamic Economic Forum – Malaysia;

• Singapore University of Technology Design – Singapore;

• Singapore Management University – Singapore;

• Asia Investment Conference – Singapore;

• InnovFest UnBound - Singapore; and

• Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – National University of Singapore – Singapore

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