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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 155,000 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.
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.
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. CHAMP has one of the largest dedicated buy-out teams in the Australasian region and is one of the most experienced independent advisors to private equity funds in Australasia.
Since inception in 1987, CHAMP and its predecessor funds have invested in more than 83 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.
Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is the leading global investor in private equity ‘secondaries' - the acquisition of Limited Partner positions in private equity funds from the original investors or portfolios of direct investments in private companies (typically owned by financial institutions or corporations).
The firm's investments vary widely in size - from single LP positions in small private equity funds, to large portfolios of diverse assets - from as small as $1 million, to $1 billion or more. Coller Capital has the world's largest investment team dedicated to private equity secondaries. Headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Hong Kong, the team is multinational in background and focus, with a truly global reach.
In 2012, the firm closed its sixth secondaries fund, Coller International Partners VI, with capital commitments of $5.5 billion and backing from almost 200 of the world's leading institutional investors.
In 2013, Coller Capital won Financial News' European Secondaries Firm of the Year award, while in 2012, Real Deals named the firm Secondaries House of the Year. In 2011, Coller Capital won Private Equity International's Secondaries Firm of the Year award for the 8th successive year.
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 32 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.
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 10 current PEP operating companies generate in excess of A$5B 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$1B 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.
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 successful transactions, the RCA team provides expert, commercial advice on a range of transaction risk strategies and insurance-based solutions.
As the largest team in Asia-Pacific, RCA has a combined 60+ years of Private Equity, M&A and insurance experience, and is the preferred advisor to structure transaction risk insurance solutions.
In the past 5 years, RCA has successfully advised on and closed more than 400 transactions, making RCA the most experienced team in the Asia Pacific region.
The transaction risks we provide advice on include:
• Warranties & Indemnities
• Prospectus Liability
• Contingent Liabilities
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.
Edelman Financial is a team of professionals who provide strategic financial communications counsel and execution of top-notch content strategy in traditional and digital media. As part of Edelman's global network, we help clients understand and be understood in the fast-changing financial world.
Our global team has more than 50 financial communications professionals from media, banking, legal and corporate affairs backgrounds. Our comprehensive offering includes corporate and financial PR, investor relations and shareholder activism, M&A and transaction support, crisis/litigation/issues management and IPO/ADRs/spinoffs.
Edelman is the world's largest PR firm and what sets us apart is our unparalleled network, deep industry knowledge and cutting-edge media capabilities.
In Asia and the Middle East, Edelman has 1,300 people in 26 offices across 13 countries with industry expertise in technology, health, energy, consumer products and financial services.
Visit http://www.edelman.com/regions/asia-pacific-middle-east-africa for more 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.
Headquartered in New York, ISI Emerging Markets works from over 15 offices around the world to deliver electronic information products to institutional customers globally. ISI provides hard-to-get information covering more than 100 emerging markets. Its flagship product is the Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS, www.emis.com).
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 http://ilpa.org.
SustainAsia is a specialist advisory firm, focusing on clean technologies, clean energy and environment infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Australia, Japan and India, SustainAsia has been providing advisory services and independent expertise to high performance companies and investors since 2005.
Main clients: ALBA Group, Citigroup, China Light and Power (CLP), LCF Edmond de Rothschild, the European Investment Bank (EIB), Hatch group (Australia), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), Hang Seng bank (a member of HSBC group), Financial and Energy Exchange (FEX), Macao Water (Suez group), Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, Gerson Lehrman Group, AEA Investors, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., McKinsey & Co., Godrej group (India).
To know more http://www.sustainasia.com
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
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.