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Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in buyouts, recapitalisations and financial restructurings in Asia, particularly on enterprises with a strong presence in South and Southeast Asia.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding, Navis has made over 50 controlling investments most of which have been completed with little reliance on acquisition finance. All Navis' companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields. Industries/segments in which Navis has invested include food processing, fast food/casual dining, industrial products, fast moving consumer goods, outdoor advertising, auto rentals, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.
The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis' investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
The firm manages several private and public equity funds totaling USD 3 billion, and whose investors include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, foundations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. Navis has one of the largest private equity professional team in Asia, comprising 57 individuals, supported by 29 administrative staff, in seven offices across the region.
KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing 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.
The KPMG Private Equity group brings together our leading transaction advisory, deal origination, M&A and tax professionals who work full time on deals for the 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.
We have the expertise to support the full lifecycle of PE funds whether it is; investing in new assets, managing your portfolio, raising funds, exit planning or advising on proposed regulation. Our professionals work closely with the management of portfolio companies, embedding ‘best practices' and helping build value prior to exit. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPO or manage the sales process.
Reflecting the needs of the current times, our PE group is also experienced in providing a range of services to nurture portfolio companies to create value. The wide range of post deal services include statutory and internal audit; risk assessment and corporate governance; IT advisory; corporate restructuring and cost optimisation approaches.
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AIF Capital is one of Asia's long-standing independent private equity firms focused on mid-market growth opportunities in emerging Asia. The Firm has its roots in The Asian Infrastructure Fund launched in 1994 by five global institutions that included the Asian Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Since inception, the Firm has received investor commitments in excess of US$2.0 billion that provide capital through its four funds for expansion and buy-outs.
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, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia , the United States and Canada.
AIF Capital has an established 18-year track record of 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 37 investments in nine countries across Asia. Our sector experience includes healthcare & pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, equipment leasing & logistics, media, aquaculture, financial services, engineering services, industrial manufacturing, chemicals, specialty steel, power generation, telecom and transportation.
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.
The CHAMP Group has offices in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia and affiliated offices in Singapore and New York, giving it an unrivalled reach amongst Australian-based peers. This allows CHAMP to identify both Australian and cross border investments, as well as seeking international growth opportunities for existing investee companies.
Since inception in 1987, CHAMP and its predecessor funds have invested in more than 75 private equity investments across a broad range of sectors, including food and beverages, mining services, media, transport, industrial services, education, retail, agribusiness, health and financial services. Successfully exited investments include companies such as Austar Communications, United Malt Holdings, Study Group, Manassen Foods and Bradken. Current CHAMP investments include Alleasing, Golding Contractors, LCR Group, Accolade Wines, oOh Media, Gerard Lighting, Miclyn Express Offshore and Shelf Drilling.
The investment philosophy at CHAMP is to identify companies that have value creation opportunities through earnings growth. Prudent leverage is a contributor to the business model, however, the real driver of value creation is sustainable earnings improvement based on superior management and investment in growth initiatives.
Risk Capital Advisors (RCA) is the market leader in advising on and structuring insurance solutions for transaction risks. With a wealth of experience across Asia-Pacific and an impressive track record of closing transactions, the RCA team provides knowledgeable and commercial advice on a range of transaction risk strategies and solutions. With the largest team in Asia-Pacific, RCA has a combined 35+ years of M&A and insurance experience and is the preferred advisor to structure transactional risk insurance for your next transaction.
The transaction risks that RCA typically provides advice on include:
- Warranties & Indemnities
- Prospectus Liability
- Contingent Liabilities
The RCA team members have successfully advised on and closed more transactions in Asia Pacific (measured both in deal size and volume of transactions) than all other insurance advisers combined and by a significant margin. In the past 5 years, the RCA team have closed more than 280 transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.
GLG Research partners with organizations seeking efficient, targeted connections to insights.
Our research staff connects you with subject matter experts, drawing from a broad pool of premier thought-leaders from around the world. Providing knowledge on large-scale issues down to the most niche and esoteric, our experts range from domestic and international policy specialists to economic advisors, business leaders and academics. Our extensive and rigorous compliance framework improves your best practices while connecting you to a network of top-tier professionals whose shared experiences help you navigate toward economically sound decisions.
In Asia, we have 250 GLG research professionals responsible for identifying the right expert to answer our clients' questions efficiently and confidentially. With a local presence in nine key Asian markets, these local research teams leverage a global network of 350,000+ individuals - including 60,000+ in Asia.
Our clients include a wide range of institutions: banks, financial and investment firms, life science companies, the Fortune 1000s and entrepreneurs around the globe. Additionally, we connect our private equity and venture capital clients with subject-matter experts at all stages of the investment process:
• Deal Vetting: When evaluating opportunities, private equity leaders benefit from quickly hearing the perspectives of experts in the industry - making the call as to whether further diligence is warranted.
• Due Diligence: Investment teams need to access experts across the value-chain of their target industry, in order to garner perspectives on market dyamics, opportunities and potential red-flags. Experts with technical backgrounds can join the deal team to fill specific roles and provide independent assessments.
• Portfolio Management: Portfolio managers utilize industry expertise to enhance operations of portfolio companies; identify operating partners/board members, benchmarking key competitors and effectively managing companies from investment to exit.
For more information, visit www.glgresearch.com, call us at +65 6876 4880 or email Dave Glynn at DGlynn@glgroup.com
Principle Partners is a specialist financial services search firm with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. We work with diverse clients including private equity firms, asset management companies, hedge funds and international trading houses. We are top-ranked Asian specialists in our coverage and emphasize building and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. Principle Partners' founders Will Tan and Jag Dhaliwall have worked in executive search for almost a decade and our consultants have lived and worked in Asia for most of their careers. We have a first-rate track record in targeted assignments and team build-outs and are particularly strong in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. For private equity, we serve global, pan-Asian, regional and country-specific funds. Client profiles for asset management include international, regional and boutique fund houses while our hedge fund clients range from start-ups to the largest international funds.
S&P Capital IQ, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world.
Evaluated pricing is prepared by Standard & Poor's Securities Evaluations, Inc., a part of S&P Capital IQ and a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations, and Compustat; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary& Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need.
Founded in 2002, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association® is the international leader in alternative investment education and provider of the CAIA designation, the global industry benchmark. The Association grants the CAIA charter to industry practitioners upon the successful completion of a rigorous two-level qualifying exam. The CAIA Association advocates for the highest standards of professional conduct. Additionally, it furthers its educational mandate through the dissemination of research, webinars, videos, as well as its three publications-AllAboutAlpha.com, a leading online voice; The Journal of Alternative Investments; and the Alternative Investment Analyst Review. Finally, it connects alternative investment experts around the world through chapter events, networking and social media platforms.
Further information may be found via our website : www.caia.org or you may contact: Joanne Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific & EMEA - email@example.com / Tel : +852 3655 0598 or Wendy Leung, Events and Marketing Executive, Asia Pacific - firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +852 3655 0568 for further information.
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.
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global news and business information. With authoritative journalism and smart technology, we provide a window on events, clarify issues, inspire new thinking and give readers and business customers the insight they need to make informed decisions. Our premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, and All Things D.
Dow Jones is a News Corporation company.
The Wall Street Journal is the largest U.S. newspaper by total paid circulation and the world's leading business publication with more than two million subscribers. The Wall Street Journal franchise comprises The Wall Street Journal, its editions in Asia and Europe, as well as The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, which is the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the Web with more than one million digital subscribers and 36 million visitors per month worldwide. WSJ.com is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes editions in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Indonesia, German, Spanish and Portuguese, in addition to MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com, AllThingsD.com and SmartMoney.com. The Wall Street Journal has been awarded 34 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, and in 2012, was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 12th consecutive year.
Newgate was established with an abiding belief in integrated communications - clients should be able to go to one place for the best public relations advice, be it reputation management, government or stakeholder relations, financial, investor and capital market communications or digital outreach and engagement.
We have an expanding network of offices in London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore with partner agencies around the world.
We have advised many of the leading names in venture capital and private equity providing Financial Communications including investor relations and transaction support; Corporate Communications across reputation management, brand development, crisis and issues management; and Public Policy and regulatory consultancy.
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.
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG's acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG's online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG's consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
Indian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (IVCA) is the oldest, most influential and largest member-based national organization of its kind. It represents venture capital and private equity firms to promote the industry within India. It seeks to create a more favorable environment for equity investment and entrepreneurship. It is an influential forum representing the industry to governmental bodies and public authorities.
IVCA members include leading venture capital and private equity firms, institutional investors, banks, corporate advisers, accountants, lawyers and other service providers to the venture capital and private equity industry. These firms provide capital for seed ventures, early stage companies, later-stage expansion and growth finance for management buyouts/ buy-ins.
Established in 1992, the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) is a not-for-profit organisation formed to foster the growth of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) in Singapore and around the region. From a humble start of 2, our membership now exceeds 100 and continues to grow with the industry's development.
Since its inception, SVCA has championed various efforts to promote the local VC/PE industry through talks, workshops, seminars, conferences and networking events. The thrusts of SVCA continues to be (1) fostering a greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation; (2) representing the local VC/PE industry in and outside of Singapore; (3) nurturing an environment conducive for advancing VC/PE investment and profession; and (4) providing a platform to match fund-seeking businesses with our members and the investment community.
For more information about SVCA, please visit: www.svca.org.sg.