Asia Series Sponsor
KPMG has a dedicated Private Equity Group in Asia Pacific. The group brings together our leading transaction advisory, deal origination and M&A Tax professionals who work full time on deals for private equity funds. They combine industry specific skills with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity funds as they search out the value enhancing attributes of each deal. From our perspective it is not all about the deal rather the investment lifecycle and as such our professionals work closely with the management of portfolio companies to embed ‘best practices', improve performance and help build value prior to exit. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPO or manage the sales process to assist in maximising value on exit.
KPMG is one of the leading providers of Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We respond to clients' business challenges with a global perspective and local knowledge that spans industry sectors. Our high-performing people mobilise around our clients, using our expertise and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions that our clients and stakeholders value.
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Advantage Partners, LLP 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 achieved top-tier returns through superior execution across the investment cycle including sourcing proprietary deals through a deep network of contacts and relationships, enhancing value through hands-on consulting and a focus on operations, and achieving solutions. Advantage Partners is based in Tokyo and has an office in Hong Kong.
Advantage Partners continues its ongoing support of existing portfolio companies to increase enterprise value and deliver a high-quality product to end customers through a variety of approaches including improved cash flow management and revenue enhancement initiatives, including expansion in Asia. Advantage Partners is focused on creating companies that are able to maintain their competitiveness and sustain long-term growth beyond the firm's involvement.
Founded in 2010, PT Danareksa Capital is a private-equity investment firm that is wholly-owned by PT (Persero) Danareksa, a pre-eminent Indonesian state-owned investment bank. We benefit greatly from the support, expertise and contact networks of our sister companies PT Danareksa Sekuritas, PT Danareksa Investment Management and PT Danareksa Finance.
In line with the founding principles of our firm, we always seek to achieve the most competitive financial returns for investors, as well as definable social and environmental benefits. We see ourselves as patners to our investee companies and will draw on all our resources to help them achieve their goals.
Our core strategy is in growth opportunities in the consumer, clean and renewable energy, infra-structure, natural resources and related sectors that constitute the comparative advantages of Indonesia. In addition to providing economic and financial synergy to Indonesian state-owned companies, which is our main mandate, we pride ourselves on working closely with the successful companies whom we back in the private sector.
Currently we are investing our proprietary capital and are in the process of raising a third party private equity fund. With the fund we aim to support the fast growing companies of Indonesia both private and state-owned.
Through the fund, using alternative or parallel structures, we will provide a suitable investment product for domestic investors. In line with the principles of Danareksa, we continue to support the development of the Indonesian capital markets and will offer products that will allow domestic institutions such as insurance companies, pension funds, and other domestic investors to access private equity opportunities.
We are currently working closely with a number of international institutions that compliment our strengths and will allow us to sources international capital and expertise when needed. Through these relationships we will be able to further enhance our ability to make wise investments and support the needs of our investee companies.
OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world's most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody's. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the world's strongest and safest banks by leading market research firms and publications.
OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of commercial banking, specialist financial and wealth management services, ranging from consumer, corporate, investment, private and transaction banking to treasury, insurance, asset management and stockbroking services.
OCBC Bank's key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has over 630 branches and representative offices in 18 countries and territories. These include the more than 330 branches and offices in Indonesia operated by subsidiary Bank OCBC NISP, and 95 branches and offices in Hong Kong, China and Macau under OCBC Wing Hang.
OCBC Bank's private banking services are provided by subsidiary Bank of Singapore, which has received increasing industry recognition as Asia's Global Private Bank, and was voted "Outstanding Private Bank in Southeast Asia in 2014" by Private Banker International.
OCBC Bank's insurance subsidiary, Great Eastern Holdings, is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. Its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.
Founded in 1868, Tata is India's largest, most reputed and diverse business conglomerate. The group comprises over 100 operating companies of which 30 are listed with a combined market capitalization of ~USD 131 billion. Tata is also one of India's oldest fund managers (since 1937, through a listed company) and has been managing third party funds since 1995. Today, Tata manages multiple public equity and private equity funds with a combined AUM of over USD 6 billion including USD 2 billion of international funds. Tata has a market leading private equity program with USD 1.7 billion of AUM across private equity and real-estate strategies. It is the only fund manager head-quartered in Inda to be featured on the PEI 300, a listing of the top global private equity fund managers.
The Tata Opportunities Fund is an exclusive USD 600 million private equity fund with a focus on leveraging its Tata association and access to invest in high potential off-market opportunities, including those within and alongside Tata companies. With a sizeable corpus also available for transactions outside Tata, the Fund seeks to leverage its Tata connections to assist its non-Tata portfolio companies, creating a mutually beneficial partnership stretching beyond financial support.
The Fund concluded its Final Closing in early 2013 at USD 600 million from a handful of large sophisticated investors. The Fund is sector and stage agnostic with investments already committed across market leaders in the hospitality, media, manufacturing and consumer industries in India. With an attractive pipeline in place, the Fund aims to complement its diversified portfolio through a mix of growth capital, buy-out and domestic/cross-border M&A opportunities. A strong team with full cycle private equity experience, off-market and proprietary portfolio and best in class governance and conflict management are highlights of the Fund.