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KPMG has a dedicated Private Equity (PE) Group in Southeast Asia. The group comprises leading transaction advisory, deal origination, portfolio value creation and M&A Tax professionals, who work together as one team on deals for private equity funds and major direct investors. We combine Private Equity and specific industry sector knowledge combined with a deep understanding of all key geographies.
Our PE team is integrated across Hong Kong/China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, with Singapore as the ASEAN hub. It is backed by more than 162,000 professionals across the globe.
We firmly believe in accompanying portfolio companies through the investment lifecycle. As such, our value creation professionals work closely with management of companies to embed best practices, improve operating and financial performance and build value prior to exit. We also help prepare organisations for IPO or manage the sales process to enhance value on exit. Our professionals mobilise around clients and help cut through complexity to deliver clear solutions they value.
Advantage Partners is a leading provider of services to private equity and similar funds focused on the Japanese and Asian markets. Advantage Partners was founded in 1992 by Taisuke Sasanuma and Richard Folsom and has been providing services to funds since 1997, when the firm established the first buyout fund in Japan. Funds served by Advantage Partners have invested in more than 40 companies representing total invested capital approaching JPY300 billion across a wide range of industries and sectors. Advantage Partners has offices in Tokyo and in Hong Kong.
AIF Capital is one of Asia's long-standing independent regional private equity firms focused on midmarket growth opportunities. Since its inception in 1994, the Firm has received investor commitments in excess of US$2.0 billion.
The Firm is led by an experienced investment team of 18 professionals located across its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi and Singapore. With over 300 years of collective experience in Asian private equity, investment, corporate finance and industry, the multilingual team hails from the People's
Republic of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Australia, the United States and Canada.
AIF Capital has an established track record in implementing a Asia-regional strategy, identifying and growing inflection-point companies as well as steering them through multiple major economic cycles. The Firm has made 45 investments in 10 countries across Asia. Our sector experience includes healthcare & pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, equipment leasing & logistics, consumer, bereavement care services, financial services, and industrial manufacturing.
AIF Capital cultivates a hands-on, value creation partnership approach with its portfolio companies. Since 1994, the Firm has made extensive contribution in growing companies across the region through providing actionable strategic, operational and financial guidance as well as formalizing and implementing procedures to enhance corporate governance, risk management as well as environmental and social responsibility.
Limited partners in AIF Capital-managed funds include major corporate and government pension and investment funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, as well as multilateral agencies and family offices from North America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Alpha JWC Ventures is an institutional and independent venture capital firm that invests in early to growth stage technology companies both in Indonesia, as well as anywhere outside of Indonesia but Indonesia needs to be part of the business plan. We focus on backing extraordinary founders as a value-added partner to build sustainable and successful businesses. We take a hands-on and collaborative approach with entrepreneurs, understanding their challenges and needs, and working with them every step of the way to ensure their success.
The team of Alpha JWC is very experienced. We have collectively invested in over 40 companies delivering superior return (which includes the region's technology stars such as Tokopedia, Traveloka, aCommerce and Tech in Asia), and our experience encompasses a unique mix of venture investing, technology operations (Groupon), top-tier management consulting (McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group), investment banking (UBS Investment Bank), and human capital (Egon Zehnder).
Our portfolio companies include: (1) Funding Societies (peer to peer lending company focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which won Tech in Asia best Singapore company in 2015), (2) Modalku (Indonesia's pioneer peer to peer lending company focusing on SMEs), (3) Mediatrac (Indonesia's leading big data analytics company), (4) Kredivo (e-commerce financing company), (5) Carro (Southeast Asia's leading peer to peer marketplace for cars), (6) Jualo (marketplace for second-hand goods), (7) UangTeman (Indonesia's pioneer online microlending company), (8) Sepulsa (Indonesia's leading mobile recharge platform), (8) AsmaraKu (e-commerce focusing on romance, health and beauty vertical).
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FTI Consulting is a leading global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment.
With over 4,600 employees located in 29 countries, In Asia Pacific, FTI Consulting has a team of more than 550 professionals. We deliver solutions through our market-leading business segments of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology.
Intermediate Capital Group, ICG is a specialist asset manager with over 27 years' history in private debt, credit and equity. Our objective is to generate income and consistently high returns whilst protecting against investment downside. We seek to achieve this through our expertise in investing across the capital structure. We combine flexible capital solutions, local access and insight with an entrepreneurial approach to give us a competitive edge in our markets. We are committed to innovation and pioneering new strategies where we can deliver value to our investors. ICG has €21.6bn of assets under management globally (as at 31 March, 2016), we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: ICP), and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Intermediate Capital Group, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICG and is registered as an investment adviser under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940. ICG has won ICG won six industry awards in 2015 including Private Equity International's ‘Lender of the year in Europe', four Private Debt Investor awards, ‘Lender of the year in Europe, Junior lender of the year, Senior lender of the year, and Fundraising of the year', and Alt Credit Intelligence's award for ‘Best Performing Direct Lending Fund'.
Milestone Capital Advisors is one of India's largest independent real estate investing platforms. Formed in 2007, Milestone has raised and deployed over US$ 800 million from institutional and high net-worth investors. Having pioneered private REITs and structured real estate debt funds in India, Milestone's portfolio has 57 investments spanning across residential, commercial & warehousing spaces made through 7 mid-sized funds (including 2 offshore funds). Following a stringent quality procedure, Milestone adopts a true "Active Management" style to fund management. Having in-house project development & asset management capabilities, Milestone ensures value addition through partnership & joint operations to achieve high fund throughput.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia ("MSPEA") is one of the leading private equity investors in Asia Pacific, having invested in the region for over 23 years. The team has invested approximately $3.4 billion in Asia, primarily in highly structured minority investments and control buyouts in profitable, growth-oriented companies at attractive valuations with a significant majority of the investments sourced on a proprietary basis.
MSPEA has an experienced investment team led by senior professionals with extensive networks, in-depth market knowledge and the ability to apply international investment principals within each local context. MSPEA has offices located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Mumbai and New York.
Navis has a well-established track record of making controlling investments in Asia, particularly in private enterprises with a strong or developing presence in Southeast Asia, Australia and China/Hong Kong.
The firm manages several private and public equity funds totalling US$ 5 billion. Our investors are national, state and corporate pension funds, insurance companies, corporations and foundations, as well as high net worth individuals and family offices. The investor base is distributed evenly between North America, Europe and Asia/MENA.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies and has made over seventy controlling investments since inception in 1998. All Navis' portfolio companies are intended to be leaders or near leaders in their respective industries and segments with a clear competitive advantage that makes them attractive to trade buyers. Navis has completed over 40 exits, almost all have been to trade buyers and none have been via the more unpredictable IPO route.
Navis works in a close partnership with the founders and management teams of the portfolio companies, contributing both capital and management expertise with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis is committed to improving the ‘Environmental, Social and Governance' ("ESG") practices of its portfolio companies, and has proven beyond internal doubt that ESG can be an important lever for value creation. Navis' investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
Navis has one of the largest private equity professional teams in Asia, comprising over 60 individuals, supported by over 30 administrative staff, in eight offices (Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney) across the region.
ShawKwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We invest in middle-market manufacturing and service companies operating across Asia with company valuations between US$50-300 million. After investing, ShawKwei & Partners helps companies to build a better business, acquire other companies, and raise capital from banks as well as initial public offerings. Our management are pioneers in Asian private equity having managed private equity funds since 1990 and establishing ShawKwei & Partners in 1999.
We are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world's most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
Standard Chartered's Principal Finance business provides private equity solutions to the Bank's clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We invest in companies in need of expansion capital or acquisition finance, and in management buy-outs, focusing on companies whose principal operations and management are located in our footprint markets. We are an active partner that provides board-level strategic advice and access to the international network of Standard Chartered Bank. Since inception, we have invested in excess of US$6 billion in over 100 companies across the Bank's footprint.
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Unison Capital, originally founded in 1998 by three founding members, operates mid-cap buyout funds in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Unison Capital is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has the longest track record in its space. In 2014, Unison Capital expanded in Korea to apply its well-tested mid-cap strategy and harness its deep Japan network for value-add.
Since its inception, Unison has launched four Japan-focused funds and invested in 23 companies with 17 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$680 million) Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$270 million) for its debut fund and has three portfolio companies. To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 720 billion (~$7.0 billion) and KRW 85 billion (~$74 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison's Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 26 investment professionals, having diverse professional backgrounds in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Furthermore, Unison's broader network extends to in-house management advisers, financial institutions, consulting firms, and other experts in two countries and beyond to drive the robust growth of our portfolio companies.
Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 legal staff in 21 offices situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
In building our international business, we have created a closely knit and cohesive network of lawyers who seek to balance local business needs with the delivery of a global service. Our current client base includes a significant number of the current FTSE 100 and Fortune Global 500 companies. We also advise the top 10 investment banks by assets under management, many of the world's largest financial conglomerates and more than half of the top 50 European hedge fund managers.
Our Asia private equity team has the experience, industry knowledge and legal skills to advise clients across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. With a particular focus on asset management & investment funds, financial institutions, technology, media & telecommunications (TMT), energy & infrastructure and life sciences, we are able to put our legal advice in context.
Private equity work often requires skills in specialist areas and we are supported by our leading tax, employment, acquisition finance, competition, regulatory and IP teams. We also draw on the market leading position of our funds practice.
We offer advice on all stages of the funding cycle from formation to exit, including:
• early stage fundings
• acquisition and bid financing
• debt financing (including LBOs)
• late stage financings and joint ventures
• MBOs, MBIs, public to privates and institutional buyouts
• exits, including flotations, secondary sales and trade sales
• restructurings and refinancings
• turnarounds and distressed debt
• management incentive schemes and stock option plans
• international transactions
Cooley is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries from our offices in China, the United States and Europe. With 900 attorneys worldwide, Cooley has the range and expertise to serve clients of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace.
Our dedication to Asia's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. We have been building funds in Asia for 25 years and advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. Recognized as the 2015 Legal VC/PE Foreign Fund Raising Legal Advisor of the year by Zero2IPO, we advised on the formation of more than 20 China VC funds, raising more than USD $4 billion last year.
Today, we are counsel to more than 325 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 45 fund managers with their primary operations in Asia and numerous other managers outside of Asia making investments in portfolio companies in Asia. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, native fund formation specialists who assist our Asia based funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters. Additionally, we regularly assist our fund clients and their portfolio companies with complex mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, a wide variety of private financing and capital markets transactions, cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions and joint ventures among others.
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Sanne's fund administration offering focuses on the private equity, debt and real estate alternatives markets. We work in partnership with global asset managers to provide bespoke administration, financial reporting, transaction management and governance services. With offices located in internationally recognised finance centres in Asia, MENA and Europe we build director-led, multi-disciplined teams across jurisdictions ensuring seamless delivery of service requirements. Our fund administration processes are delivered through an independently assured platform utilising market leading fund administration systems.
Sanne is a global provider of outsourced administration and reporting services to an institutional customer base and focuses on fund and corporate administration for alternative asset managers, financial institutions and organisations. Established for more than 25 years, Sanne employs over 300 people and has in excess of €50 billion assets under administration.
Intralinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) is a global content collaboration company that provides cloud-based solutions to control the sharing, distribution and management of high value content within and across organizations according to the highest-level of security and the most stringent compliance regulations. Over 90,000 clients and 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies have depended on Intralinks to digitally transform and simplify critical business processes, and secure high-value information. With a 20-year track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $28.1 trillion, Intralinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration technology.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization. As EMPEA celebrates our 10th anniversary in 2014, we have over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA's belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences and events, networking, education and general and regulatory advocacy. For more information, visit www.empea.org.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association is a not-for-profit association committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry by providing a forum for facilitating value-added communication, enhancing education in the asset class and promoting research and standards in the private equity industry. ILPA has over 240 institutional member organizations that collectively manage approximately $1 trillion of private equity assets. For a copy of the ILPA Private Equity Principles or for more information about ILPA, please visit ilpa.org.
The Singapore FinTech Consortium is a FinTech Ecosystem Builder that aims to further the development, interaction and acceleration of the FinTech ecosystem in Singapore and Southeast Asia. We foster synergies among market players, including government bodies, financial institutions, corporates, investors and innovators, who believe that technology can bring added value to the financial industry.
Through our FinTech incubation platform, we offer corporate incubation, research lab and venture acceleration as well as provide access to analytical tools and FinTech related resources. We believe that FinTech is a crucial infrastructure layer for the Southeast Asia region and for Singapore to maintain and strengthen its leadership in financial services.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry.
Our Mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members.
The association strives to promote the professional development of the industry as well as facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members. The association also acts as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE and builds linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region.
Our website www.asia-first.com offers a unique platform for financial services organisations and finance professionals, bringing together the most important finance publications, research, events, news and training for the Asia region and beyond. Asia First provides financial services organisations with the tools to consolidate the publications and research they use. These tools enable you to better manage the process of subscription and renewal, invoicing, payment, budgeting and tracking. Our platform coordinates subscriptions with multiple publishers and other providers and therefore saves you time and money. With our Smart Events Calendar, you can view all of the most important financial events in Asia in one place, filtered by industry sector, topic and location. The News and Interactive sections provide you with the most relevant news of the day, selected from the most important news providers in Asia and beyond.
China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) is a fully bilingual monthly magazine for China-focused in-house counsel and law firms. It provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in China and indispensable intelligence on the country's legal market. China Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. firstname.lastname@example.org /
Fintech News Singapore covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem - i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Robo Advisor and Lending - and Startups in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Fintech News Singapore also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in Southeast Asia.
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, Mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com
Wholesale Investor is Asia Pacific's largest private investment platform directly connecting High Net Worth Investors, Family Offices and Professional Investors with Private,Pre-IPO and Small Cap ASX Listed investment opportunities that are often not available on the open market. Through the Wholesale Investor platform and exclusiveEvents, companies can showcase their investment opportunities directly to 10,900 net worth, professional and international investors, or to CEOs seeking acquisition targets.