Photographic portrait of Luke Pais
This is the golden age of private capital in Southeast Asia. Businesses are actively looking for capital and clearly understand the value that private capital can bring beyond just investment dollars.

Luke Pais

EY Asean Private Equity Leader

Extensive experience in M&A and fundraising transactions for strategic and private capital investors. Licensed to advise on corporate finance by Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Luke is EY Asean Private Equity Leader and a partner providing corporate finance services at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.

He has led many M&A and fundraising transactions for strategic and private capital investors. His work includes M&A advisory, due diligence and valuation for both the buy and sell sides. Most of these transactions involve listed and private companies across Southeast Asia.

Luke also focuses across the private equity (PE) life cycle, helping PE firms to invest in new companies, working with portfolio companies in their growth ambitions, and helping PE funds to exit.

Luke is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and licensed to advise on corporate finance by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

How Luke is building a better working world

“I help to connect private equity to businesses, and work with them to make informed and timely decisions that help to drive growth and long-term value. This ultimately helps all stakeholders to achieve the right value as they transition the business to its next stage of growth.

Private capital plays an important role in helping companies to achieve their full potential, creating jobs and catalyzing change in the communities in which they operate. Being a contributor to this great process keeps me passionate about what I do every day.”

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