Edward King is a Managing Director and the Head of the Asia-Pacific Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Department at Barclays Capital, responsible for leading and growing the firm’s M&A business in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. King also serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Valuation Committee and a member of the Asia Loans Selection Committee. He is based in Hong Kong.
Mr. King has 25 years of experience in investment banking and M&A in the U.S. and Asia, having originated and led numerous strategic advisory, privatization and restructuring transactions for clients across multiple regions. During his career in Asia, Mr. King has successfully completed transactions for clients such as AIG and the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Aluminum Corporation of China, Angang New Steel, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Bank of China, Bausch & Lomb, Chartered Semiconductor, China Construction Bank, Chinatrust, China Unicom, CITIC International Financial Holdings, Cosmos Bank, Daewoo Motor, Hana Bank, Kowloon-Canton Railway, Newbridge Capital, Orient Overseas, PetroChina, PSA Group, Stats ChipPAC, TCL Communications, Telstra, Thai Petrochemical, and Warburg Pincus, among others. He has also advised numerous other Asian and global mulitnational companies, along with international and regional private equity firms.
Prior to joining Barclays Capital Asia in September 2010, Mr. King was with Morgan Stanley for 11 years and served as Head of the Asia Pacific Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Department and Head of the Asia Pacific Financial Sponsors Group, for the last five and two years, respectively. Previous to these positions, he was Head of Morgan Stanley’s China M&A business. Mr. King was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Banking Management Committee and Asia Pacific Franchise Committee. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. King was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York and Hong Kong, where he was a founding member of the Asia M&A Group.
Mr. King received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.