Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gerard van Swieten, Managing Partner at LvS Partners.

Laursen van Swieten (LvS) specializes in funding and executing the international expansion of innovative growth-stage companies. They are especially active and experienced in Asia/China expansion. They make active expansion investments to establish footholds outside of home markets. LvS works in 3 fast-growing sectors: healthcare and biotechnology, industry 4.0, and media & entertainment.

Mr. van Swieten is a Dutch national and has been working and living in China/Asia for 12+ years. He has extensive experience in cross-border trade and investment in FMCG, manufacturing, IT, and finance.

Before founding LvS Partners, Mr. van Swieten was a partner at Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital. During his tenure at both Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital, Mr. van Swieten led the China expansion for multiple portfolio companies in solar, healthcare IoT, and media and entertainment sectors. Prior to that he served as Head of Legal of BRF SA for Asia, Europe and Africa after having worked as an attorney in Amsterdam at Clifford Chance and in Shanghai at HIL.

Mr. van Swieten holds a Masters in Dutch law from Maastricht University, a Masters in Chinese law from Hong Kong University, and an MBA from Tsinghua-MIT Sloan.

Gerard discusses expansion investment, advantages of this strategy over other value-added strategies, the primary trend in Asia/China expansion for ‘Western Companies’, and changes he expects to see in the coming 12 months.

You can visit LvS Partners at, and via LinkedIn at  

Gerard can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at  

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