TC Capital was established to provide emerging, high-growth and mid-capitalization companies and private equity funds in Asia with the same quality investment banking services offered to large companies by the bulge bracket banks. We cover all of the major markets in Greater China, India and Southeast Asia through regional and local offices. The founders, Dr. Tommy Tan and Mr. Ravi Chidambaram, and our team of partners and professionals are bankers with global experience specializing in Asia.
Dr. Tan has taught economics at the University of Chicago and built several investment banking businesses, having formerly been Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking in Southeast Asia for Morgan Stanley and responsible for opening their Singapore investment banking office in 1992; Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking in Asia Pacific and Member of the Global Investment Banking Management Committee for Deutsche Bank, rebuilding their Asian investment banking practice in 1995; and Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance in Asia Pacific, and Head of Investment Banking in Southeast Asia for Merrill Lynch in 1998.
Mr. Chidambaram has been at Goldman Sachs, where he helped build entry for the firm in various key markets such as Germany and India, and worked on several landmark deals including the world's then largest privatization, that of Deutsche Telekom; Managing Director and Head of Telecoms, Technology and Media at Deutsche Bank, where he started and ran their first ever dedicated Asian telco group, and was a pioneer in developing project finance solutions for start-up mobile licensees; and Managing Director and Head of Technology investment banking group in Bear Stearns, where he built and ran the European tech group. Mr. Chidambaram has over two decades of investment banking experience divided equally between US, Europe and Asia.
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