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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.
Dedicated to Private Equity. Dedicated to your success.
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.
AIF Capital is one of Asia's long-standing independent private equity firms focused on mid-market growth opportunities in emerging Asia. Since its inception, the Firm has received investor commitments in excess of US$2.0 billion that provide capital through its four funds for expansion and buyouts.
The Firm is led by an experienced investment team of 22 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, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Australia, the United States and Canada.
AIF Capital has an established track record in excess of two decades in implementing a pan-regional strategy, identifying and growing inflection-point companies as well as steering them through multiple major economic cycles. The Firm has made 44 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 throughout their respective investment cycles. 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.
Creador is a private equity firm focused on long-term investments in growth-oriented businesses in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and India.
Creador was founded in September 2011. Our senior management team, led by Brahmal Vasudevan, Cyril Noerhadi and Anand Narayan has many years of investment experience and worked with many successful companies in South and South East Asia.
Our executive team brings together a unique combination of proven investing skills and strong operating experience. Creador believes that this combination enables its executives to identify and develop long-lasting relationships with successful entrepreneurs, and to actively support them in building world-class businesses.
The sectors we are excited about are the Financial Services, Consumer, Manufacturing and Business Services sectors.
Creador is committed for the long-term and builds on the experience and track record of the team in sourcing and investing in world-class businesses in the emerging economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and India. We believe that these markets are large, deep and offer tremendous growth potential for the next several decades.
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.
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 23 operating company investments, over 70 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level and manages over A$6B of equity funds. The 8 current PEP operating companies generate in excess of A$4B combined revenues per annum, spanning industrial, energy, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries; employ over 50,000 people and generate some A$850M in EBITDA.
In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 16 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.
Shaw Kwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager investing in middle-market companies operating in Asia. After investing, Shaw Kwei & 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 Shaw Kwei & Partners in 1999. With offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, Shaw Kwei & Partners has expertise in complicated corporate finance structures and deep knowledge of Asian business practices. Shaw Kwei & Partners focuses on industrial and service businesses with company valuations between US$20-300 million.
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.
Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with more than 900 legal staff in 24 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, 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
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.
Moore Management is a leading independent provider of fund services for clients who need individual, expert attention rather than an off-the-shelf product. Our institutional and corporate clients range from major investment banks to boutique, alternative asset managers located in the major financial centres.
We deliver solutions that fit each individual client's specific objectives and offer high levels of flexibility, underpinned by meticulous attention to detail. Something only true experts can bring. We focus on five main product areas: private equity, structured funds, real estate, open ended funds and alternative investment funds. What makes us different is our ability to do "whatever it takes" - and our commitment to the very highest standards.
The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) is building a vibrant and high impact venture philanthropy community across the Asia Pacific region. AVPN launched its first Member Directory in April 2012 listing 110 founder members from 18 countries. AVPN brings together different sectors including foundations, private equity, professional service firms, wealth managers, family offices and universities to develop the venture philanthropy ecosystem as part of the broader philanthropic and social investment communities. AVPN provides specific networking and learning activities to meet the needs of its members and promote the growth of venture philanthropy. AVPN is a non-profit organisation with its regional hub in Singapore. See www.avpn.asia for more information.
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 /
DealMarket is a global online platform enabling Private Equity buyers, sellers, and advisors to maximize opportunities around the world - a one‐stop-shop for Private Equity professionals. DealMarket counts more than 60,000 users, over 3,000 deals & service providers are listed on the platform.
DealMarket's offering includes:
• DealMarketPLACE, an unfiltered view of the global deal and advice marketplace (free and premium version available).
• DealMarketSTORE offers affordable access to industry‐leading third‐party information and services on demand.
• DealMarketOFFICE is a state‐of‐the‐art Deal Flow management and deal exchange tool, helping Private Equity investors and networks capture, store, manage and share their Deal Flow more efficiently.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, DealMarket was voted the "Best Global Private Equity Platform for 2012 and 2013" by Corporate Livewire.
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 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.