We invest across the global healthcare industry and investments are made across the capital structure in one of two complementary strategies: private equity and public equity.
Bridging the Gap Between Private and Public Markets.
Our initial platform established in 2013.
A long-biased strategy launched in 2018.
We seek to deliver superior returns through our understanding of value across private and public markets.
Global Knowledge. Local Talent. Cross Market Expertise.
We aim to reap synergies across our private equity and public equity platforms, by attempting to leverage the strength of our global franchise to source and secure opportunities for our investors in high-impact life science innovation.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Frank Yu founded Ally Bridge Group in 2013 and is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. In this capacity, Frank is responsible for setting firmwide strategic initiatives and leading investment objectives across high-impact life science transactions in private and public markets globally. Before founding Ally Bridge Group’s predecessor company in 2009, Themes Investment Partners, Frank was a Managing Director and Head of China Investments at Sculptor Capital Management (formerly Och-Ziff Capital Management). Before that, Frank spent nearly a decade at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, initially in Credit Risk Management and then in the Investment Banking Division as a Managing Director. Frank began his career as a Research Associate at Moody’s in New York before joining Credit Suisse as a Risk Officer in London and then Hong Kong. Frank holds a BA in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Queens College of the City University of New York.
Frank currently serves on the Board of Trustees to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and on the Advisory Board to the Hong Kong Life Sciences Society.
Simos Simeonidis, PhD
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer
Simos Simeonidis, PhD joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer. He is also Portfolio Manager for Ally Bridge Group’s public equity strategy. Most recently, Simos was Partner, Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Research and Portfolio Manager at Sarissa Capital Management, an investment manager focused on shareholder activism in healthcare. Before that, Simos was Managing Director/Senior Biotechnology Analyst at Royal Bank of Canada and spent over a decade covering biopharmaceuticals at several investment banks, including Cowen and Morgan Stanley. Simos began his industry career in Business Development at Novartis. Before moving to industry, Simos was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Simos holds a BS in Biology from Loyola University, MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Molecular Biology from Columbia University, completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School.
Simos currently serves on the board of Fondation Sante, supporting biomedical research in Greece.
Charles Chon, CFA
Charles Chon joined Ally Bridge Group in 2013 and is a Managing Director for the private equity strategy focused on investments in medical technology. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Charles was Sector Head for U.S. medical devices research at Stifel Nicolaus, and previously a Senior Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Charles began his career at ABN AMRO before moving to Fred Alger Management. Charles holds a BA in Chemistry from Amherst College where he graduated cum laude and received an MBA in Healthcare Management from Boston University. He is a CFA charterholder.
Kevin Reilly joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is a Managing Director, Special Investments, for the private equity strategy focused on transactions across healthcare subsectors. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Kevin was a Principal at CRG, a healthcare investment management firm providing growth capital to companies through the form of long-term debt and equity. Kevin began his career in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Stifel Nicolaus. Kevin holds a BS in Finance and Information Systems from the University of Maryland.
Andrew Pang is a Managing Director for Ally Bridge Group’s private equity strategy, leading the firm’s digital health effort and focusing on deal execution in medical devices. Before joining Ally Bridge Group’s predecessor company in 2010, Themes Investment Partners, Andrew worked at InterLeader, a family office in Hong Kong, where he focused on private equity transactions. Andrew began his career at Bank of America in London in the European leveraged buyout group. Andrew holds a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Cambridge where he graduated with first class honors.
Reese Yeh is a Managing Director for Ally Bridge Group’s private equity strategy focusing on deal execution of transactions and investments in biopharmaceuticals. Before joining Ally Bridge Group’s predecessor company in 2012, Themes Investment Partners, Reese worked at Morgan Stanley where she focused on private equity transactions across Greater China and the Southeast Asia region. Reese holds a BBA in Finance from National Taiwan University.
Andrew Lam, PharmD
Andrew Lam joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is a Principal, Special Investments, for the private equity strategy focused on therapeutics. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Andrew was Senior Director of Business Development at Intercept Pharmaceuticals. Before that, Andrew was a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Jefferies and an equity Research Associate at BMO Capital and Canaccord Genuity. Andrew began his career several biotechnology companies, including Celgene and Shire. Andrew holds a PharmD from Long Island University and received an MBA from Drexel University.
Sebastian Paquette, CFA
Sebastian Paquette joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is a Principal for the private equity strategy focused on investments in digital health and medical devices. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Sebastian was the Director of Healthcare at Solid Rock Group. Prior to that, Sebastian founded two healthcare companies focused on surgeon practice restructuring and medical device supply chain efficiency. Sebastian began his career at Goldman Sachs as a Research Analyst. Sebastian holds a BA in Psychology from Boston College. He is a CFA charterholder.
Tinnie Chau, CFA
Tinnie Chau joined Ally Bridge Group in 2015 and is a Vice President for the private equity strategy focused on investments in therapeutics. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Tinnie was a Manager in the Corporate Finance department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing advisory services on M&A transactions across industries with a focus in the healthcare sector. Tinnie holds a BA and MA in Biological Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. She is a CFA charterholder.
David Fang, MD, CFA
David Fang joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is a Vice President, Special Investments, for the private equity strategy focused on therapeutics. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, David was an Associate Director, Strategy & Business Development, at Alexion Pharmaceuticals and a member of the AstraZeneca Corporate Ventures team (secondment). David began his career as an equity research associate covering biotechnology at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. David holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and he received an MD from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is a CFA charterholder.
Keith Lee joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is an Associate for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Keith was an Associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Jefferies. Before that, Keith worked in investment banking at Wedbush PacGrow and Ocean Park Advisors covering biopharma and renewable energy, respectively. Keith began his career as an Analyst in the Investment Consulting Division of Wilshire Associates. Keith holds a BA in Economics and minor in Accounting from the University of California, San Diego where he graduated magna cum laude.
Steven Plachtyna joined Ally Bridge Group in 2020 and is an Associate for the private equity strategy focused on investments in medical technology, tools and diagnostics. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Steven was a Senior Research Associate at Citi Group and Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. Steven began his career at Medtronic. Steven holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, where he graduated cum laude, and he received a MEng in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell University.
Jonathan Wang, CFA, CPA
Jonathan Wang joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is an Associate for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Jonathan worked as an Investment Manager at Navis Capital Partners. Before that, Jonathan worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Services division. Jonathan holds an MPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Hong Kong and a BS in Applied Biology and Biotechnology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a CFA charterholder and Certified Public Accountant.
Debra Jiang joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is an Analyst for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Debra was an Analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Debra holds a BS in Statistics from Duke University.
Slanix Paul Alex, PharmD
Slanix Paul Alex joined Ally Bridge Group in 2023 and is Portfolio Manager for the public equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Slanix invested in life sciences companies as founding Partner and Senior Analyst for Tri Locum Partners and previously as an Investment Analyst for Consonance Capital Management. Prior to the buy-side, Slanix worked in sell-side biotechnology equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Credit Suisse. Slanix began his career in strategy consulting at Bionest Partners, advising life sciences companies on business development and commercial strategy. Slanix is a licensed pharmacist and holds a PharmD from St John’s University.
Hong Zheng, PhD
Hong Zheng joined Ally Bridge Group in 2018 and is a Research Analyst for the public equity strategy focused on investments in biopharmaceuticals. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Hong was a Senior Equity Research Associate at Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Prior to that, Hong was a medicinal chemist at Ra Pharmaceuticals for three years where he led several drug discovery programs. Hong holds a BS in Chemistry from Fudan University and he received a PhD in Chemical Biology from Boston College.
Stephen Mallon, PhD
Stephen Mallon, PhD joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is a Research Analyst for the public equity strategy focused on investments in therapeutics. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Stephen was a Senior Research Associate at Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Prior to that, Stephen was a Senior Research Associate at Chardan Capital Markets. Stephen began his career as an Investment Manager at Triwise Capital. Dr. Mallon holds a BA in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College, and he received a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Chicago.
Evan Zou joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is a Research Analyst for the public equity strategy focused on investments in therapeutics. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Evan was an Associate Director on the Portfolio Intelligence team at BridgeBio Pharma. Evan began his career as an Analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Securities. Evan holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School and a BA in Biophysics from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Senior Fund Accountant
Hinsen Au joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is a Senior Fund Accountant for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Hinsen was as a Senior Fund Accountant at Maples Fund Services and a Fund Services Officer at Alter Domus in Hong Kong. Hinsen began his career as an Accountant at Penske Media Corporation in New York. Hinsen holds a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College, a City University of New York.
Head of Legal, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Michael Bendetson joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is Head of Legal, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the public equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Michael was a Capital Markets Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Michael began his career as a Derivatives and Structured Products Associate for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Michael holds a BA in Political Science from Tufts University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and he received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Head of Compliance
Flora Cai joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is Head of Compliance for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Flora was a Principal of Legal and Compliance at CPE Group where she was responsible for overseeing the compliance function for the entire team, responsible for both USD and RMB denominated private equity and hedge funds. Before that, Flora was a Director and Head of Legal and Compliance at UBS SDIC Asset Management. Flora began her career at Deacons. Flora holds an LLB from Shantou University and an LLM from the University of Hong Kong.
Susanna Chan joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is an Executive Coordinator. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Susanna was an Executive Assistant at ShawKwei & Partners and Steve Leung Design Group. Prior to that, Susanna spent nearly a decade in investment banking administration and research as a Manager at the Carlyle Group and a Research Associate at Morgan Stanley. Susanna began her career as a Business Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. Susanna holds a BCom from The University of British Columbia.
Kelly Cheng, CPA
Kelly Cheng joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is a Vice President on the finance team. In this capacity, Kelly is responsible for corporate and general partner-related finance and operations. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Kelly was a senior member of the Corporate Accounting team at Citadel. Before that, Kelly worked at Bank of America as a legal entity controller. Kelly began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then Deloitte. Kelly holds BCom in Accounting and Economics from the University of New South Wales. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Amy Herrup, CFA
Head of Business Development and Investor Relations
Amy Herrup joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Amy was a Director in Client Solutions at Capstone Investment Advisors, LLC. Before that, Amy managed investor relations at Varadero Capital, L.P. Amy began her career at Goldman Sachs in the Securities Division. Amy holds a BA in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University. She is a CFA charterholder.
Daniel Johnson, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Daniel Johnson joined Ally Bridge Group in 2020 and is Chief Financial Officer for the public equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Daniel held various roles including Head of Finance and Administration at Elenion Capital, CFO/CCO at Castle Ridge Investment Management and COO/CFO/CCO at Trend Capital Management. Daniel began his career as a Senior Associate at Coopers & Lybrand before moving to Morgan Stanley, while also spending several years at Tiger Management. Daniel holds a BS in Accounting from the Pamplin College at Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Sharon Lam, CPA
Sharon Lam joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is a Finance Manager for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Sharon was a Finance Manager at Welkin Capital, an Asia-focused growth equity investment firm. Sharon holds a BCom in Accounting from Macquarie University in Australia. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Autumn Langholz joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is an Executive Coordinator. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Autumn was an Executive Assistant at Sensiva Health, Target Corporation and Waterstone Capital Management. Autumn has more than 15 years of experience as an Executive Assistant.
Amy Lau joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is an Executive Coordinator. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Amy was an Executive Assistant at CPE Group, UBS and Citigroup. Amy has more than 15 years of secretarial experience.
Brendan Lavery, CFA
Head of Operations
Brendan Lavery joined Ally Bridge Group in 2023 and is Head of Operations for the public equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Brendan was an Operations Associate at HealthCor Management, LP and previously an Operations Associate at Snow Park Capital Partners, LP. Brendan began his career at International Fund Services (NA) LLC, A State Street Company, where he managed treasury operations for several hedge fund clients. Brendan holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University and is a CFA charterholder.
Bowie Pang joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is a Financial Controller for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Bowie was the Financial Controller at Fulcrum Global. Before that, Bowie worked in the private equity and hedge fund investment groups at TR Capital. Bowie began her career with SSG Capital where she spent over eight years working across private equity mid- and back-office functions. Bowie holds a BA in Economics from Loughborough University in England.
Charles Wong, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Charles Wong joined Ally Bridge Group in 2020 and is Chief Financial Officer for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Charles spent over ten years in alternative asset management and financial services across various roles, including Chief Financial Officer at TR Capital, Vice President in the Finance team at CIitic PE and Financial Controller at DST. Charles began his career as an auditor at Deloitte in both New York and Hong Kong. Charles holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kerry Wong joined Ally Bridge Group in 2021 and is an Accounting Officer on the finance team. In this capacity, Kerry is responsible for corporate and general partner-related finance and operations. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Kerry was an Accountant at DCP Capital. Kerry holds a BBS from Charles Sturt University in Australia.
Director of Legal
Emma Yang joined Ally Bridge Group in 2022 and is Director of Legal for the private equity strategy. Before joining Ally Bridge Group, Emma was Head of Legal & Compliance for the Hong Kong office of C.M. Capital Advisors, the financial arm of Cha Group headquartered in Silicon Valley. Before that, Emma held various roles at international law firms including Mayer Brown JSM and King & Wood Mallesons. Emma holds an MCL from the University of Hong Kong and is a PRC qualified lawyer.
Tom Boone has served as an independent consultant to Ally Bridge Group since 2014. Before co-founding REMD Biotherapeutics, Tom spent 28 years at Amgen and most recently was Global Head of Protein Science. Tom began his career at Amgen with the isolation and cDNA cloning of novel cytokines and growth factors. He later developed proprietary processes used to produce recombinant G-CSF and other therapeutic candidates for clinical application. Tom holds a BS in Genetics and an MS in Soil Science from the University of California, Davis and an MA in Microbiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ryan Chang, MD, PhD
Ryan Chang has served as an independent consultant to Ally Bridge Group since 2014. Ryan is a trained physician scientist who practices internal medicine and hematology/oncology, and his scientific research focuses on developing nanoengineered materials as therapeutics for autoimmune, infectious and oncologic indications. Ryan holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the John Hopkins University and received an MD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine as well as a PhD in Bioengineering from the UCSF and University of California, Berkley Joint Graduate Program.
Jennifer King, PhD
Jennifer King has served as an independent consultant to Ally Bridge Group since 2022. Before founding King BioConsulting in 2020, Jennifer worked at Intellia Therapeutics from 2015 to 2019 where she most recently was a Senior Vice President in Business Development. Before that, Jennifer was Senior Director of Business Development at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (formerly Shire Pharmaceuticals) from 2006 to 2015. Jennifer began her career at Millennium Pharmaceuticals where she held a variety of commercial roles. Jennifer holds a BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a PhD in Developmental Biology from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Luke Li, MD, PhD
Luke Li has served as an independent consultant to Ally Bridge Group since 2015. Most recently, Luke was Executive Director and Head of Biotherapeutic Technologies at Pfizer where he was actively involved in Pfizer’s global R&D investment and business development for five years. Before that, Luke spent 18 years at Amgen in pharmaceuticals R&D. Luke began his career in academia as a clinical professor at the Washington University School of Medicine. Luke holds an MD and MS in Pharmacology from Fujian Medical University.
Dayu Teng, PhD
Dayu Teng has served as an independent consultant to Ally Bridge Group since its establishment in 2013. Dayu is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Under the guidance of Dr. Shu Chien, founding chairman of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at UCSD, Dayu co-founded a company that uses miniaturized high throughput live-cell screening technology to optimize the combinatorial drug therapies for cancer and infectious diseases. Dayu holds a BS, MS and PhD in Bioengineering from the UCSD.
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