Rupert Manduke Curtis
With a career spanning 18 years with 12 of those spent in Asia, Mr. Manduke Curtis is a seasoned acquisition finance banker and has worked on some of the largest regional and global transactions, most notably playing a pivotal role in the recent Alibaba financings.
Prior to founding AMC Capital he was Head of Origination, non-Japan Asia at Mizuho Bank Ltd where he worked on LBO, sub-investment grade and highly structured transactions for both private equity and corporate clients, with the added responsibilities of portfolio management and distressed restructuring (he completed the first debt for equity swap in the Asian market). Before taking over the Origination business in Asia, he was responsible for Mizuho’s Asian leveraged syndication business.
Mr. Manduke Curtis has direct transaction experience across all layers of the capital structure in Asia, Europe and the US (senior, term loan B, European institutional tranches, second lien, mezzanine, high yield bonds and PIK). Having worked also at CIBC World Markets plc and ING Bank NV in London, Mr. Manduke Curtis benefits from a global and multi-cultural perspective. He holds a BA (Hons) in French & Spanish from St Peter’s College, Oxford University.
Mr Ho has more than 8 years of experience in banking and finance, most of which spent as a leveraged finance banker in the Asian market. He has helped a number of private equity clients and corporate borrowers in raising cross-border acquisition financing, LBOs, recapitalisation / refinancing, capex facilities, pre-IPO financing, general corporate facilities, etc.
Prior to joining AMC, Mr Ho was an Associate Director in the Leveraged & Acquisition Finance team of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, with direct transactional experience in multiple industries across Asia Pacific. He also gained significant banking experience at the Acquisition Finance team at Mizuho Bank where he was involved in a number of leveraged transactions in addition to portfolio and restructuring work. He started his career in the Risk Advisory department of KPMG in Hong Kong.
Mr Ho is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a BSc (First Class Honours) in Risk Management Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.