Reg Macdonald, Managing Partner, Radiant Capital
Dr. Macdonald is a Managing Partner of Radiant Capital, a Northeast Asia focused private equity investment management group targeting complex, value-driven opportunities in the region. At Radiant, Dr. Macdonald co-led the historic acquisition of Nan Ho Industrial, a major south Taiwan real estate and asset holding company with more than 100 years of history, including sourcing, negotiation and structuring of the complex cross-border share purchase. Dr. Macdonald currently acts as General Manager at Nan Ho Industrial and its subsidiaries.
Previously Dr. Macdonald was a Senior Partner of a US$100MM venture capital group focused on Asia tourism & media sectors, where he was responsible for fund formation, deal structuring and oversight of investments and operations in Greater China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Dr. Macdonald is a regular guest speaker on emerging market investments at Harvard Business School and Peking University and is featured in a Harvard Business School case study.
Dr. Macdonald was previously a core member of the cross-border M&A team at Morgan Stanley based in Tokyo Japan, handling international M&A assignments encompassing Taiwan, China, USA, Europe and Latin America with average deal size of US$1 billion. In Taiwan he advised on the Nissan-Yulon Motors cross-border share swap, the largest industrial restructuring involving Japan, Taiwan and mainland China JVs.
In 2004-2005 Dr. Macdonald was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he lectured on Project Finance in Mandarin Chinese in the Engineering Management group, and was also a lecturer on Europe-Asia Corporate Finance at Paristech (ENSTA) in France.
Dr. Macdonald is fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin. He received his PhD in Engineering (Infrastructure Finance) at University of Tokyo, Masters in Engineering Management at Stanford University, and graduated with the Civil Engineering Prize at UBC.