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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.
Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners is today recognized as one of the most respected and experienced private markets investment managers in the industry. With 140+ staff in eight offices located in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo, our deep industry experience and global outlook provide clients with customized access to the spectrum of private markets strategies. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and independent, and manages over $29 billion in assets for more than 300 institutional investors, including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices and endowments.
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 50 companies representing total invested capital of over JPY300 billion across a wide range of industries and sectors. Advantage Partners has offices in Tokyo and in Hong Kong.
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) SaleStock (AI powered mobile commerce giant provide quality and affordable price clothes), (7) StyleTheory (Fashion sharing economy through a "netflix for fashion" model, (8) Spacemob (a coworking space that builds foundations for businesses through space, technology, and connections) (9) Jualo (marketplace for second-hand goods), (10) UangTeman (Indonesia's pioneer online microlending company), (11) Sepulsa (Indonesia's leading mobile recharge platform), (12) AsmaraKu (e-commerce focusing on romance, health and beauty vertical).
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Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.
A&M's dedicated Global Private Equity Services team provides independent analysis across the investment lifecycle that delivers results for investors and their portfolio companies. We integrate our financial, tax, commercial and operational expertise to seamlessly translate pre-due diligence findings and leverage our interim management approach to deliver post-deal operational improvements.
Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who leverage the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.
Founded in 2015, DCL Investments is a leading alternative asset management firm in China that specializes in distressed assets and special opportunities investments with a focus on NPLs. Pioneered in distressed asset investments, DCL manages two RMB funds and a USD fund with over ¥ 5 billion assets under management. The firm currently manages the largest market-oriented distressed asset RMB fund in China. In particular, DCL is the first Chinese private equity firm focused on distressed asset investments which raises a large amount of capital primarily from domestic institutional investors. In the RMB Fund I, DCL has completed near ¥ 3 billion investments in distressed assets within one year, with book value exceeding ¥ 11 billion. To date, it has made some partial exits and some full exits from the invested projects, realizing more than ¥ 500 million distribution.
DCL focuses on capital inefficiency during economic structural changes. DCL utilizes diversified investment and exit strategies to minimize downside risk and to provide timely distributions. Geographically, DCL invests in major metropolitan regions in China, including Yangtze River Delta centered at Shanghai, Peral River Delta covering Guangzhou and Jing-Jin-Ji metropolitan region surrounding Beijing.
DCL has access to an extensive network of China's major banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, servicing companies, etc. DCL maintains exclusive close partnerships with local servicing companies to achieve local execution capability in the entire investment process. In particular, DCL has established strategic relationships with its limited partners that consist of insurance companies, university endowments, state-owned research fund, etc. DCL leverages these partnerships to operate with market insights and execute exit strategies locally.
DCL's founding partners have been working closely for more than 10 years. DCL's management professionals have deep reservoir of credit expertise and market experiences, with more than 5 years on average of investment and management experience in banks, AMCs and PEs. Their investment experiences, management skills and legal expertise are DCL's core advantage. DCL's team is one of the few domestic professional PE teams with a wealth of experience in both RMB funds and USD funds in China's distressed assets market.
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'.
PEP Funds take control positions in a select group of Australian and New Zealand companies with enterprise values in the range A$200M-A$1B. Operating company management are provided with capital and resources as necessary to deliver full potential.
Established in 1998, the firm has made 27 operating company investments and over 90 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP Funds have had ~A$8.4B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is A$2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries, and employing over 50,000 people.
In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 18 years to be among the best performers in the industry worldwide and recognised with a number of awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by preqin.
ShawKwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We invest in mid-market industrial and service companies operating across Asia.
We have been in Asia for over 25 years. Our deep knowledge and experience enables us to understand the unique challenges faced by Asian companies competing in today's global markets.
We take significant ownership stakes in our investments coupled with a disciplined and hands-on management of those investments. Our investment philosophy is to guide companies to build better businesses and achieve long-term success.
The ShawKwei strategy, methods and practices are specially crafted for private equity investments in businesses operating in Asia. Together they form the partnership between ShawKwei and our portfolio companies.
Strait Capital Investment Group is an Asia-based private equity company that specializes in providing growth capital to companies in the consumer-related, healthcare services, and entertainment sectors in Asia. The firm was established in 2013 by three founding members who have worked together for over 15 years and served as investment professional in Asia since the 1990s. The team has a track record of generating top-tier returns over 60 transactions amounting to approximately US$1 billion in Asia. Strait Capital Investment Group manages approximately US$240 million and currently has eight investment professionals located in Taipei and Shanghai.
China Consumer Fund, Fund II, has US$190 million under management, 78% from institutional investors and 22% from family office, with geographical spread 45% from Japan and 55% from Taiwan. We are seeking investment opportunities equipped with significant minority interests, market leading position, sound management expertise, and interests and vision that aligned with the firm's strategy as well as potential of accelerated growth. The team has established a reputation to grow with its portfolio companies through value creation and it is steadfast in its approach.
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 24 companies with 18 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$680 million) Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$280 million) for its debut fund and has four portfolio companies. To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 740 billion (~$7.0 billion) and KRW 180 billion (~$160 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison's Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 28 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 22 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 LLP is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries from our offices in China, Europe and the United States. With 900 lawyers, Cooley has the range and expertise to serve clients of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace.
Our dedication to China's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. Cooley has been advising on China-related matters for more than 25 years, dating back to 1989, when the firm advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. Today, we are counsel to more than 350 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 45 fund managers with their primary operations in China and numerous other managers outside of the PRC making investments in portfolio companies in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. Our Shanghai office has also advised on well over US$1 billion in venture financings across more than 200 financing transactions in the last two years. We have a team of more than 35 specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in China. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters.
As a full service global law firm, we regularly assist our China fund clients and their portfolio companies with complex mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, a wide variety of private financing and capital markets transactions, public company disclosure issues, share distributions, local and cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions, joint ventures, as well as supply and distribution arrangements, among other matters.
The Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) is the largest pan-Asian technology association in the world, accelerating ideas and best-in-class collaboration, resulting in successful business ventures throughout the Asia-Pacific region and global economy. With a network of 10,000+ leading executives, stakeholders and investors from over 2,000 companies and chapters throughout Asia and the U.S., AAMA's roster represents a diverse and influential spectrum of technology industries, from robotics, internet, telecommunications, financial, multimedia/gaming, life sciences, healthcare, and more. AAMA's global presence includes chapters in both the U.S. and Asia, with locations in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta and Taiwan. Each chapter hosts events to promote business relationships and works closely with its U.S. headquarters to ensure members have access to global information and benefits.
The China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association ("CVCA"), incorporated in the middle of 2002, is a member-based trade organization. Currently CVCA has more than 150 regular member firms, which collectively manage over US$500 billion in venture capital and private equity funds. The regular member firms mainly including the Venture Capital and Private Equity funds investment organizations which focus on the market of venture Capital and Private Equity funds investment in the Greater China Region.
CVCA members help their portfolio companies enhance management expertise and create long-term value by drawing upon their rich knowledge of capital and business management, industry expertise, and experience of global markets. In China, CVCA members devote themselves to the following areas: promoting the transformation of economic growth methods and industry structure changes; facilitating the development and innovation of emerging strategic industries; generating financing channels and employment opportunities for business enterprises; enhancing management and operational capabilities and creating values; assisting Chinese enterprises with the creation of competitive brands to engender worldwide reputations. CVCA members' investments cover start-up stage, growth capital, late stage and merger & acquisition, which provides enterprises with invaluable support for every stage of their development.
To better demonstrate CVCA's members composition and to represent the private equity members in the Greater China region. November, 2010，China Venture Capital Association officially rename itself as China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
CVCA is incorporated in Hong Kong with a Beijing office and a shanghai office. CVCA also has liaison organizations in Hong Kong and Taiwan, facilitating local networking and communications. Funding for CVCA's activities comes from membership dues. CVCA's membership is open to all China-focused VC and PE firms and corporate investors, and it is also open to the related professional companies, which can join as members.
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.
Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA), established in 1987, is the oldest industry Association in Asia. It represents institutional investors engaged in the venture capital / private equity industry at all levels - from seed, startup, growth, buyouts and restructuring - investing in the Asia-Pacific region. HKVCA's mission is to stimulate a vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. It works for the high standards in industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards; provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members; and represents the common interests and views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies. The Association organizes an active program of luncheons talks, seminars and conferences, delegations, joint activities with the government and trade bodies, and networking with other business groups on a local and international level.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.
The Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) drives teaching , research and events in the field of Private Equity and related alternative investments at INSEAD, a world leading business school. It was launched in 2009 to combine rigour and reach to the school's research capabilities and the talents of global professionals in the private equity industry. The GPEI aims to enhance the productivity of the capital deployed in this asset class and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices.
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 International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) is Singapore's most established, independent, voluntary business association. Founded in 1837, its mission is to represent business interests to help maintain a vibrant economy.
SICC creates value for its members through content-rich events featuring policy makers, public intellectuals and business people. Value is also created in committee work which brings members together to share concerns, expertise and solutioning.
SICC's members represent the diversity of the Singapore business community: foreign and local MNCs and SMEs from 40 nationalities and over 20 industry sectors.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.
To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:
- Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
- Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
- Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives
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Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 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.
Unquote is a dedicated private equity intelligence service based in Europe. Unquote fully researches all deals, funds and exits within the market and fully verifies the information directly with private equity deal-doers, fund managers, institutional investors and advisory communities.