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Who We Are

National Standard Capital is a multinational investment platform headquartered in Shanghai.

We are specialized in M&A and real estate related services. Through our close partnership with the leading investment company & asset manager National Standard Finance from the United States, we are backed-up for complex & challenging financial transactions and business developments worldwide.

We help our clients with cross-border business developments in the following markets:

  • China & Southeast Asia
  • United States
  • Europe

National Standard Capital
Our Team

Our Team

Thomas Lee

CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Lee is CEO & Co-Founder at National Standard Capital and Executive Director at Croesus Group China which manages $2 billion worth of REITS in Singapore and other assets. Through National Standard Asset Management Mr. Lee manages currently several companies in different industrial fields that he has invested in during the last 20 years. Furthermore Mr. Lee invests into new projects involving IT industry, supply chain management, fin tech, business intelligence, renewable energy and other industries. Mr. Lee received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Taipei University.

Our Partner

National Standard Finance, LLC

National Standard Finance, LLC is a leading U.S. based multinational institutional alternative investment company and asset manager. National Standard Finance is capitalized by a consortium of large North American financial institutions and some of the world's leading global investment banks with combined financial assets exceeding $2 trillion which provides with the backing to tackle the most complex and challenging financial transactions.

Russel Duke

Partner United States

Mr. Duke is Managing Principal & founding member at National Standard Finance from USA. Mr. Duke represents a leading authority in the areas of international infrastructure financing, private capital solutions for sovereigns and foreign direct investments. Mr. Duke has substantial hands on experience in leading the financing and development of international infrastructure projects across a wide range of sectors: From healthcare to energy. Presently Mr. Duke is orchestrating the development and capital of over $2.4 billion in projects worldwide as part of the firmâ€s portfolio. Over his career Mr. Duke advised plans regarding infrastructure policy & strategy to the United Nations as well as the United States Senate.

Our Partner

Boris Zhang
Partner Shanghai

Mr. Zhang studied at RWTH Aachen University and majored in automotive engineering. After the graduation, he worked for a German automotive supplier both in Germany and China. After that he joined a German automotive consulting company in Shanghai and provided the Chinese und German clients with quality, commercial and technical consulting as well as commercial due diligence. Since 2015 he has been working as Sino-German M&A expert and has been exclusive advisor in plenty of Sino-German M&A deals in the automotive, machinery, automation, new materials and medical technology sectors with project valuations ranging from 50 million to over 1 billion EUR. Mr. Zhang has gained profound cross-border M&A experience in a wide range of fields. Mr. Zhang holds a master's degree from RWTH Aachen, Germany and a bachelor's degree. Mr. Zhang also is a partner in euroMerger.

euroMerger was founded in 1991 when a number of independent advisory boutique firms, based in several European Countries, joined forces to offer their clients cross-border corporate finance services with the highest quality standards. For more information, please visit

Our Partner

D&G Project 

D&G Project is specialized in M&A and branded real estate services, working closely with world renowned Italian luxury brands. D&G Project and its team have initiated and advised numerous partnerships and deals, such as the partnership between Italy's Fingen Group and Waitex Group US that resulted in the creation of Florentia Village, a high-end luxury designer outlet chain located throughout major cities in China as well as the partnership between Waitex Group and Juventus Football Club, to develop the Juventus brand in Northern China by opening academies and brand merchandise business. Also, D&G Project helped Waitex Group and Nan Fung Group to lease out the retail space of Creativo, a 50,000sqm Italian palazzo-style shopping destination located in Wuqing. For branded real estates, D&G Project is closely collaborating with Formitalia Group, which holds furniture licenses for brands such as Aston Martin, Torino Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz, since several years, The companies have jointly developed numerous branded real estate projects in the U.S., Russia, UAE, India and China. For the most recent development, D&G Project has been appointed to do the leasing of the V1 Auto World in China; a 600,000sqm multi-use mega project that combines an exclusive club member racing experience with luxury living space and more for motor sport enthusiasts.

Diego Goti & Giada Goti


Diego Goti & Giada Goti are the Co-Founders of D&G Project. With a background in the Italian fashion industry and vast experience as advisors to global leading textile suppliers and fashion brands, the co-founders increasingly used their know-how and international network to collaborate in a wide range of business areas. In cooperation with world leading businesses and brands, the co-founders have initiated and orchestrated numerous international projects: