Flowering Tree and LionRock Capital Launched by Sansar and TPG-Axon Capital Veterans

August 18th, 2009
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In this week’s hedge fund Spotlight, we look at two Asian focused emerging hedge fund managers that were founded recently by veterans from Sansar Capital and TPG-Axon Capital. The featured funds include Flowering Tree Investment Management, and LionRock Capital.

Singapore-based Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte Ltd is a long/short Asian equity focused manager was founded in May of this year by Rajesh Sachdeva. Prior to founding Flowering Tree, Mr. Sachdeva was a founding partner at hedge fund Sansar Capital LLC, where he was president of the Sansar Capital Asia hedge fund. Among others, Mr. Sachdeva’s team includes partner Elisabeth Thom. Prior to joining Flowering Tree, Ms. Thom was a director at JL Capital and a convertible arbitrage analyst at Ferox Capital Management.

The next hedge fund, LionRock Capital Pte, was founded this summer by Hari Kumar and Julian Snaith. Like Flowering Tree, the firm is also based in Singapore and focuses on Asia-Pacific stocks. Prior to starting LionRock, the two founders where both at Dinakar Singh’s TPG-Axon Capital Management. The firm’s first fund has been seeded with $75 Million of the two founders own money.

The founders’ investment efforts are supported by research analysts Maxence Vinot and Anthony Sawtell. Mr. Vinot and Mr. Sawtell joined LionRock from Tantallon Capital Advisors and Davidson Kempner Capital Management, respectively.

Other Singapore-based emerging hedge funds that we have recently covered include: Lee Ka Shao and Andrew Gale’s macro investing Cavanaugh Capital, Mark Fuchs’ “Soft Activist”/Value focused Fuch Capital Partners, and Assan Din’s credit-focused SaKa Capital.

We have also recently profiled two Hong Kong-based managers, Asian equity specialist JTM Capital Partners and Stanley Ku’s macro-focused Minerva Capital Management.

For more information on the hedge funds and portfolio managers mentioned in this article, please see their “Detailed Investor Profile” below. To see HedgeTracker’s Complete Hedge Fund Directory, click here.

For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Flowering Tree Investment Management
LionRock Capital Pte
TPG-Axon Capital
Davidson Kempner Capital Management
Related People: Andrew Metcalf; Anthony Yoseloff; Avram Friedman; Conor Bastable; Dinakar Singh; Eric Epstein; Hari Kumar; Jeff Eisenstein; Julian Snaith; Marvin H. Davidson*; Rajesh Sachdeva; Robert Brivio; Scott Davidson; Thomas Kempner
Related Entities: Davidson Kempner Advisers; Davidson Kempner Distressed Opportunities; Davidson Kempner Healthcare Fund*; Davidson Kempner Institutional Partners LP; Davidson Kempner International; M.H. Davidson & Co; MHD Management Co; Davidson Kempner Partners; Flowering Tree Partners; FTIM; Montrica Investment Management; Sansar Capital LLC*; Texas Pacific Group;; TPG Pharma Partners; TPG-Axon Capital Management*; TPG-Axon Cube SA; TPG-Axon Cube Trust; TPG-Axon Partners LP; TPG-Axon Partners Offshore Ltd
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Spotlight Reports; Hedge Fund Launches and Hedge Fund Closings

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