Adams Street Partners names new Asia team leader

Yar-Ping Soo, a partner at the firm since 2010, succeeds Piau-Voon Wang, who is now a senior advisor.

Yar-Ping Soo, a partner at Adams Street Partners, became the new leader of the Asian investment team, according to a statement.

She succeeds Piau-Voon Wang, who is now a senior advisor to the firm.

Soo joined Adams Street Partners in 2010. She specialises in Asian investments, including pan-regional buyouts and country-focused funds in such markets as Greater China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. She is based in Singapore.

“We are confident in Yar-Ping’s ability to lead the Asian investments team as well as continue supporting our global efforts to provide investors with primary, secondary, venture/growth and co-investment strategies that help achieve their risk and return goals,” Jeff Diehl, managing partner at the firm said in the statement.

Before joining Adams Street Partners, Soo worked for GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, where she focused on buyout funds, growth capital funds and co-investments.

Founded in 1972, Chicago-based Adams Street Partners manages about $27 billion in assets and makes primary and secondaries investments.