Deborah Mei

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  • Deborah Mei

Partner & Co-Founder


Deborah is a Co-Founder and Partner of Raine. Deborah is responsible for Raine’s China practice, based in Shanghai. Prior to Raine, Deborah was a Managing Director and head of Asia-Pacific Consumer, Retail, Gaming and Industrial Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley, based in Hong Kong. Deborah worked at Morgan Stanley for over 14 years, during which time she was also chief operating officer for the Investment Banking division in Asia as well as a member of the Asia-Pacific Telecom & Media team.

While at Raine, Deborah has been active across all of Raine’s industry sectors, working with both large cap and early stage Chinese and global companies. Deborah led the investment into Focus Media and has worked closely with many of Raine’s portfolio companies, including Imagine Entertainment, SoundCloud, Vice and Wattpad, helping them with their China growth strategies, capital raises and partnerships. She has led all advisory assignments out of China, including the $2.2 bn sale of SpinX to Netmarble, the sale of Moonton to ByteDance, and the creation of and capital raises for WME|IMG China and IMAX China, amongst others. She is involved in all of the firm’s advisory transactions where a Chinese company is a counterparty.

Deborah has a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.A. from The Joseph H. Lauder Institute and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business, both at the University of Pennsylvania.