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I N T E R N AT I O N A L GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR, JOSEPH PACINI, XIO GROUP

Joseph Pacini is the Chief Executive Officer and a Founding Partner of XIO Group. As an industry expert in alternative investments, Mr. Pacini's career has spanned almost two decades and three continents, having led and grown successful businesses in New York, Hong Kong and London. As a Founding Partner of the firm in 2014, Mr. Pacini is responsible for global firm strategy and management. XIO Group is a global multi-billion dollar alternative investments and research firm headquartered in London, with investment offices in Hong Kong and China, and additional operations in Germany, Israel, Switzerland and the United States of America. With over 70 employees representing over a dozen different nationalities and languages, XIO Group follows the motto of: One World, One Firm, One Team. Joseph Pacini, Chief Executive Officer and a Founding Partner of XIO Group XIO Group Corporate Headquarters The Shard London, United Kingdom SE1 9SG Email: info@xiogroup.com www.xiogroup.com/contact

XIO Group’s strategy is to identify and invest in market-leading and high-performing businesses located across Western Europe and North America and to help these companies capitalize on untapped opportunities in fast growing markets, particularly those in Asia. XIO Group currently has more than USD$3.2 billion in

committed capital and has invested in three transactions: COMPO Expert – the largest specialty fertilizer company in Europe; Lumenis – the largest global manufacturer of medical laser devices; and J.D. Power – the largest global consumer data & analytics provider. The firm also signed in December 2016 a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Meitav Dash, the 2nd largest asset manager in Israel (close pending regulatory approval). Prior to XIO Group, Joseph was Managing Director and Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Pacini was responsible for developing client-focused alternative investment strategies as well as the continued growth of BlackRock's US$24bn alternatives platform and product offering in Asia. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Joseph was the Head of the US$10bn Alternative Investments Group for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Asia. In that capacity, Mr. Pacini's responsibilities included the business development, origination, due diligence and structuring of hedge fund, private equity, real estate and direct deal opportunities. Mr. Pacini is a member of YPO International and he is also a board Member of J.D. Power and an advisory member for COMPO Expert and Lumenis.

I N T E R N AT I O N A L ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS FIRM OF THE YEAR, XIO GROUP

XIO Group is a global multi-billion dollar alternative investments and research firm headquartered in London, with investment offices in Hong Kong and China, and additional operations in Germany, Israel, Switzerland and the United States of America. With over 70 employees representing over a dozen different nationalities and languages, XIO Group follows the motto of: One World, One Firm, One Team.

XIO Group Corporate Headquarters The Shard London, United Kingdom SE1 9SG Email: info@xiogroup.com www.xiogroup.com/contact

XIO Group currently has more than USD$3.2 billion in committed capital and has invested in three transactions: COMPO Expert – the largest specialty fertilizer company in Europe; Lumenis – the largest global manufacturer of medical laser devices; and J.D. Power – the largest global consumer data & analytics provider. The firm also signed in December 2016 a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Meitav Dash, the 2nd largest asset manager in Israel (close pending regulatory approval). XIO Group is led by its four founders: Athene Li, Joseph Pacini, Murphy Qiao and Carsten Geyer. For more information visit: http://www.xiogroup.com.

ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS 2017  

ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...

ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS 2017  

ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...