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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.
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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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.
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 ~$7B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is $2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries.
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.
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.
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.
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 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