Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
Ms. Yanyan Gao is a Managing Director in Blackstone Advisory Partners LP. She is based in Beijing.
Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Gao was a Managing Director of Corporate Finance Origination in ING and had key responsibility in developing and maintaining relationships with PRC government agencies and corporations. Prior to ING, she worked with CM Capital in San Francisco for 5 years, mainly responsible for investment and managing portfolio companies.
Ms. Gao also participated in the establishment of China’s first investment bank - China International Capital Corporation (CICC). She provided financial advisory services for the IPOs of Sinopec, China Unicom and China Aviation Industry Corp II (AVIC II), Agricultural Bank of China, Winsway and CITIC Securities as well as M&A transactions such as InBev’s acquisition of Chinese beer companies, Xuejin Brewery and Zhejiang Shiliang Brewery (Red Rock), ArcelorMittal’s acquisition of China Oriental Group and Macau Airline’s capital injection etc, and acted on an independent financial advisor to China Telecom, China Communications Services, China Eastern Airlines and Sinopec, etc for multiple projects.
Ms. Gao graduated from No.4 Military Medical University in Xian and worked many years in China as a medical doctor. She also holds a Master’s degree in management from the American University in Washington D.C.