SINGAPORE (Sept 25): Henry Hooi, executive chairman of Hong Kong-based private- equity firm pH Capital, was repeatedly interrupted last Sunday by the sound of screaming engines as he talked to Marc Warshall, finance director of Australia-based Creature Technology. But Hooi did not mind the noise of the race cars passing under the VIP Club Suite at the Singapore Formula 1 Pit Straight that day on Sept 16. “I like the atmosphere,” he says. “I get to meet guys like [Marc].”

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