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Jonathan Lin
Master The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Major in Finance and Strategic Management
Bachelor National Taiwan University, Major in Bio-Industrial Mechantronics Engineering and Finance
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Research Field
• Mergers and Acquisitions, and anti-takeover strategies.
• Private Equity and Family Office
• Privatization and Corporate Restructuring
• Valuation model. Investment and Financial Strategies
• Organic and non-Organic Growth Strategies.
• Global Entry Strategies
• Industrial restructuring and revive.
Research Field Summary
Prof. Lin holds BBA from National Taiwan University with major in Bio-Industrial Mechantronics Engineering and Finance, and MBA from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania with major in Finance, Strategic Management and Health Care Management.
Prof. Lin worked for Lucent Technologies and AT&T as marketing manager and CFO, while AT&T formed JV of FareasTone to open the deregulation wave of telecom industry in Taiwan, looking after the merger of British Telecom and IBM Global Network. Prof. Lin then worked for M&A and Tech Group at the head office of Credir Suisse in New York helping the merger of AOL and Time Warner, the media giant, after selling AT&T’s cable business to Comcast to make Comcast the largest industry player. After joining UBS’ Asia Tech Team, Prof. Lin initiated the first research coverage of handset components among all international investment banks.
In 2003, Prof. Lin helped acquire the conglomerate of F&B, retail and electronics business, Bomy Corp., and successfully turn around this organization into a debt free company, which is among the few successful cases of Chapter 11. At Macquarie Bank, Prof. Lin led the acquisition of the largest wind power farm and helped set up the eco-system of green energy in Taiwan. At Deutsche Bank, Prof. Lin financed the funding gap of Taiwan High Speed Rail by ECB offering in UK and helped Mediatek’s stronger footprint of handset chip design by acquiring Nucore in U.S. Prof. Lin also advised Fairchild Semiconductors, Intel founders’ parent company, to acquire System General. Prof. Lin led the development of CoCo Drink Corp from 200 stores to 3,500 stores worldwide, making this brand the industry leader globally. Prof. Lin started the private equity involvement by the appointment of partners of Summitview Capital, the leading semiconductor and IC design PE, and Dawei Capital, the leading sports PE in Asia.
Prof. Lin is the general partner of Andra Global based in San Francisco, director of board of Taishin Securities, Syntrend, and other public listed companies. Prof. Lin is also the commission member of Ministry of Economic Affairs, professor of National Taipei Technology University, research fellow of NTU’s Technology Policy and Industrial Development Center. Prof. Lin invested in and help the expansion of Mobileye, the leading chip maker of autonomous driving which was acquired by Intel. Prof. Lin has invested in various companies in medical device, fintech, AI and ICT services industry.      

• The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Major in Finance and Strategic Management
• National Taiwan University, Major in Bio-Industrial Mechantronics Engineering and Finance
• Corporate Valuation, Financing and Investment Strategies 
• Global Entry Strategies
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Private Equity, Leverage Buyout and Management Buyout
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現任 General Partner, Andra Global
現任 Adjunct Professor, National Taipei Technology University
現任 Research Fellow, Technology Policy and Industrial Development Center, National Taiwan University
現任 Director of board, Taishin Securities of Taishin Financial Holding Corp.
Partner, Summitview Capital, focusing on global semiconductor and IC design industry
Partner, Dawei Capital, focusing on global sports industry
Director of Commission Board, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan Government
Director of Board, Syntrend
Director of board, Dubu Corp.
Co-Founder, Intel-Mobileye, Taiwan
Professor, Shanghai JiaoTong University
Taiwan Delegate and Keynote Speaker, APEC
President, CoCo Corp (The largest fresh drink chain worldwide)
Head of Taiwan Banking and Vice President of Asia Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank
Chairman and President, Chou Chin Industrial Corp.
AVP of Technology Research, UBS
Associate, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse Bank, U.S.
Marketing Manager, AT&T Taiwan
Director of Board, China Man-Made Fiber Corp. Ltd.
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Technical Report
  1. Jonathan Lin, 2000, Food chain of Handset Components,UBS Warburg
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