Yao Capital is a private equity firm specialized in growth stage investments in sports industry both in China and globally. The firm is founded by a team of industry executives and investment professionals incluidng NBA Hall of Famer YAO Ming, former Chief Investment Officer of China Wanda Group and former Managing Director of The Carlyly Group David Han, and former General Manager of Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club Erik Zhang. Yao Capital invests in leading sports industry companies from China as well as premium global sports properties with a China angle. Yao Capital utilizes its industry expertise and operational know-how to help porfolio companies enhance their strategic positioning, business performance and market leadership