Young China Hand

by Matt Huang & Grace Hsu



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/24/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781480831612
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781480831629

About the Book

Matt Huang, a young investment professional, arrives in Beijing before the 2008 Olympics aiming for gold. He hopes to win lucrative deals to impress his western bosses at All-Stellar, a high-profile, US$880 million private equity fund.

Matt’s first challenge is to gain the trust of Chairman Zhou, a militant entrepreneur whose firm Dominant Duck becomes All-Stellar’s first China investment. But he soon finds himself thwarted at every turn, as he grapples with conflicting interests and a complex web of special guanxi (connections).

A cataclysmic turn of events on the cusp of Dominant Duck’s highly-anticipated initial public offering turns Matt into a key pawn in a hair-raising corporate takeover battle across China. Pressurized to the point of being hospitalized, held hostage in a duck slaughtering house, betrayed, and disgraced, he still clings on to the dream of becoming a young Mr. China--until his princeling-linked nemesis shows his expert hand.

About the Author

Matt Huang is an investment professional currently residing in China. A Singaporean who graduated from Stanford University with degrees in engineering and management in 2002, Matt has enjoyed a storied investment career spanning the globe, but nothing excites him more than living and working in China. He has been an avid golfer since his move to Beijing in 2008.

Grace Hsu worked as a financial journalist for ten years, five of which were based in Beijing, before becoming a freelance writer in 2014. A Singaporean who graduated with degrees in international relations and business from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School in 2004, Grace currently splits her time between China, Houston, TX and Singapore.