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KPMG

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 KPMG 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.

www.kpmg.com.sg/privateequity

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Advantage Partners

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.

www.advantagepartners.com

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AIF Capital

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 21 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 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 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 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.

www.aifcapital.com

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Alpha JWC Ventures

Alpha JWC Ventures is an institutional and independent venture capital firm that invests in early to growth stage technology companies either: (a) in Indonesia, or (b) outside of Indonesia but with Indonesia as part of the business plan. We are sector-agnostic, as we strive to back extraordinary founders as a value-added partner to build great companies. 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 recent portfolio companies include: (1) Mediatrac (Indonesia's leading big data analytics company), (2) 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), (3) Modalku (Indonesia's pioneer peer to peer lending company focusing on SMEs), (4) Kredivo (e-commerce financing company), (5) Jualo (marketplace for second-hand goods), (6) UangTeman (Indonesia's pioneer online microlending company), (7) Sepulsa (mobile recharge platform), (8) AsmaraKu (e-commerce focusing on romance, health and beauty vertical).

www.alphajwc.com

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FTI Consulting

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 4,400 employees located in 27 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.

www.fticonsulting.com

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Intermediate Capital Group

Intermediate Capital Group, ICG is a specialist asset manager with over 26 years' history in corporate investing across the globe. We aim 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 knowledge and an entrepreneurial approach to give us insight into our markets. We are committed to innovation and pioneering new strategies to invest across the capital structure where we can deliver most value to our investors. ICG has €20bn of assets under management globally (as at 30 June 2015), 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 closed its sixth European Investment Fund in July 2015, with capital commitments of €3 billion from investors all around the world. ICG has won ten industry awards 2013-2015, including Private Debt Investor's ‘Senior Lender of the Year', 2014, and ‘Junior Lender of the Year' 2014, Private Equity International's ‘Mid-cap Lender of the Year 2014'.

www.icgam.com

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Milestone Capital Advisors

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.

www.milestonecapital.in

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Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia ("MSPEA") is one of the leading private equity investors in Asia Pacific, having invested in the region for over 22 years. The team has invested approximately $3.2 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.

www.morganstanley.com

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Navis

Navis was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in growth-oriented buyouts in South and South East Asia. The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to a limited number of well-positioned companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements. The firm focuses exclusively on enterprises based in Asia, particularly South and South East Asia, where the principals of Navis have lived and worked for many years. The firm manages several private equity funds, whose Limited Partners include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices.

Navis has grown significantly since inception, and now has one of the largest private equity professional teams in Asia, comprising 62 individuals, supported by 33 administrative staff, in seven offices across the region. Navis' first investment was made in 2000. Navis entered public equities investing with the launch of the Navigator Asia Fund in 2005.

The firm manages approximately USD 5 Billion in aggregate equity capital.

www.naviscapital.com

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Shaw Kwei & Partners

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.

www.shawkwei.com

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Simmons & Simmons

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
• secondaries
• international transactions

www.simmons-simmons.com

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Cooley

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 China's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. We have been building funds in China 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 40 fund managers with their primary operations in China and numerous other managers outside of the PRC making investments in portfolio companies 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. Additionally, 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, cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions and joint ventures among others.

www.cooley.com

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Sanne Group

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.

www.sannegroup.com

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Intralinks

Company profile coming soon

www.intralinks.com

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EMPEA

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.

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ILPA

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.

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The Singapore FinTech Consortium

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.

http://www.singaporefintech.com/

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SVCA

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.

svca.org.sg.

 

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Asia First

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.

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China Business Law Journal

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. subscribe@cblj.com /

http://www.cblj.com/


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FinTech News Singapore

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.

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Wholesale Investor

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.

www.wholesaleinvestor.com.au

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