Yao Capital is a leading Chinese private equity firm focusing on sports-themed investment opportunities, both in China and globally. The firm is founded by a team of five industry executives and investment veterans including NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming, former Chief Investment Officer of Wanda Group and former Managing Director of The Carlyle Group David Han, and former General Manager of Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club Erik Zhang. Yao Capital invests in a broad range of sports-related new-lifestyle opportunities as related to entertainment, consumption upgrade, and technology. Yao Capital is in a unique position to add value to portfolio companies by leveraging its brand, industry resources, and operational expertise.