It is now almost a decade since Ascent Partners was started.
The story dated back to 2008 when I was working for a local valuation firm. A family-run business, the company resorted to a dated, cumbersome management style that I increasingly demurred against.
My education background in tech convinced me that there were many more modern ways to operate an efficient business with the use of technology. Hard time it was amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the last century, I decided to start my valuation firm in away of my own in September 2008.
I was joined by three other brave souls-William Yuen, Paul Wu, and Hauman Yeung, whom I had the privilege of having worked with professionally. We formed this team of varied backgrounds – industries, technology, environment and naturally valuation, and the diversity has allowed us to bean exceptionally agile and adaptive squad, being able to spot the nuances and changes in an ever-sophisticated business environment, and act swiftly. The team later had the honor of having Mr. Ronald Ho, the great grandson of the late Sir Robert Hotung, as the Chairman of the board in 2009. Ronald brought in years of management experience in professional service firms, and helped us lay the foundation for our early client pool. Sadly Ronald passed away in 2016, but his legacy his kindness and wisdom stayed on with us.
Ascent Partners was started nine years ago with one single vision: to flourish together with our clients, through the cultivation of reliable, long-term relationships. For the past nine years, we have strived every day to meet this vision as one loyal, unwavering team, with all founding members still on the same boat, as devoted as they were on the first day. As Steve Jobs put it, the only way to do great work is to love what you do, and we at Ascent Partners have found that way. The stability and devotion of our core team is what has kept Ascent Partners thriving for nearly a decade.
We started from square one, and we are now trusted by more than 400 leading corporations with our valuation and advisory services, from our offices in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore. Ascent Partners will continue our aspiration to fulfil our vision, by backing our clients and helping them achieve their goals and visions with our services.
Together, we will lift you up to reach one new height after another as you ascend to the peak.
Together, we flourish.
Since 2017 Ascent Partners Group Limited has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.