Eduard Will – CEO
Eduardo is a merchant banker having worked mostly in mergers and acquisitions and direct investments. He started his career in 1969 at M.M. Warburg- Brinckmann, Wirtz&Co in Hamburg in investment research and corporate finance. In 1971 he established and ran the mergers and acquisitions business of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York in Germany. While at Morgan he was responsible for putting together the first major German acquisitions in the United States. In 1976 Eduardo moved to London to head international mergers and acquisitions for American Express’ merchant bank, Amex Bank Ltd., and in 1978 he joined Bank of America International Limited, Bank of America’s European merchant bank as an executive director responsible for mergers and acquisitions under the chairmanship of Sam Armacost. Transactions completed during that tenure involved the take-over of UK public companies. From 1981 to 1985 Eduardo was a partner at the New York investment bank Bear, Steams and Company first in London and then in New York responsible for international corporate finance. During this period l worked among other things on the proxy battle for Global Natural Resources and on several leverage buy-outs. In 1985 he moved to Hong Kong to reorganise his family business.
In 1987 Eduardo joined Asian Oceanic Limited, Cigna’s Asian investment bank in Hong Kong, as Group Managing Director responsible for the firm’s g?obal corporate business. A series of completed transactions culminated in the US$300 million acquisition of the Singer Sewing Machine Company in 1989 by Semi-Tech of Hong Kong. Pursuant to the Singer transaction he formed a leveraged buy-out joint venture with American International Group, the US insurance company. Eduardo subsequently acquired the business and staff for his own account and formed a joint investment banking business with the French bank Credit Commercial de France, which was later acquired by HSBC. They terminated this venture by mutual consent in 1994.
In 1995 he completed the restructuring of the Sydney based InfoJink Group and sold its telecommunications division to Singapore Telecom. Eduardo became a director of Singtel Australia. Subsequently the remainder of the business was sold to Norand Corp. of
In 1996 Eduardo became an adviser and director of the Grande Holdings Limited, a public company in Hong Kong helping them in their international] expansion. At the introduction of Dr. Bernd Fahrholz, the Chief Executive of the Dresdner Bank, became corporate finance adviser to Schneider Rundfunkwerke, Tuerkheim to help them with their restructuring process.
In 1998 Eduardo joined Infomatec AG as the Chairman and Chief Executive of their intemational business. Infomatec was a German based IT company with expertise in software development for the internet. He establish a business for them in the USA and in Asia through the acquisition of minority interests in Boca Research Inc., Florida and IPC Corporation in Singapore, both themselves public companies. In China I acquired a majority stake in Tsing Hua University’s software development company for them which was renamed Beijing Infochina Inforrmation Technology Corporation. He served as their Chairman.
In 1999 Eduardo was invited to serve as the CEO of Boca Research whose name was changed to Inprimis. He reorganised the business and sold a majority shareholding to Ener 1 Inc.
In 2005, Eduardo was invited to serve on the board of Emerson Radio, the US consumer electronics company and in July of 2006 I became Emerson’s President and in 2007 its Vice Chairman.
In November of 2007 he joined Ricco Capital (Holdings) to lead its entry into the Chinese market with both inward and outward investments concentrating on private equity, wealth management, private placements of Chinese foreign funds and m and a.
He is currently serving on the board of directors or acting as senior adviser to
Emerson Radio Inc., Pasippany, New Jersey
South East Group, l-long Kong.
Crimson Ant General l)artner I,imited
Lafe Corporation Limited