Ares Management L.P. (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $88 billion of assets under management (“AUM”) and approximately 840 employees in over 15 principal and originating offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ares manages four distinct but complementary investment groups that invest in the tradable credit, direct lending, real estate and private equity markets and have the ability to invest in all levels of the capital structure. Since its inception in 1997, Ares Management has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles. Ares Management believes each of its four distinct but complementary investment groups in Tradable Credit, Direct Lending, Private Equity and Real Estate is a market leader based on assets under management and investment performance. Ares Management was built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the greater whole.
IPV Capital is a China-based early growth venture capital firm that brings together Silicon Valley management expertise and China market knowhow to entrepreneurs with the potential to succeed both in China and globally. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Palo Alto, the firm invests in high-growth technology businesses including mobility, enterprise, new materials, and services. Backed by the industry's leading investors, IPV offers consistent financial returns through good corporate governance, disruptive technologies, and a clear competitive advantage. The team’s track record in successful company building and investment in China makes them uniquely qualified to manage the challenges of China’s complex business environment.
Established in 2007, Kerogen Capital is an independent private equity fund manager focused on the international oil and gas sector. The founding team originated from J.P. Morgan's energy and natural resources group in Asia and the team includes operational and technical industry specialists. Since inception, Kerogen has raised approximately $1.6 billion in private equity and co-investment funds. Kerogen's investors comprise a range of blue-chip institutions including endowment funds, foundations, pension plans, fund of funds, international corporations and family offices.
Milestone Capital is a professionally managed real estate private equity advisory firm providing investment management services to Indian & global investors. With around US$ 800 million raised, Milestone advises various innovative real estate private equity themes, each having very high standards of investing excellence, servicing an investor base of investors including high net-worth individuals, and institutional investors including insurance companies, banks, pension funds & corporate houses. Having successfully demonstrated full cycle capability across funds and has returned close to 100% of capital raised to an investor base of over 14500, Milestone is by far one of the best performing fund houses in India, having a diversified portfolio across equity, structured & mezzanine deals, with smaller deal sizes over shorter project tenures making it possible to invest & exit at attractive valuations. The deal sourcing focus is on investing with reputed developers in residential projects with short gestation period and adequate margin of safety. The real estate rental income funds manage premium commercial properties and have been consistently distributing yield income to investors since their inception. The funds are supported by a highly seasoned team of professionals in the areas of facility management & leasing.
Specialties: Real Estate Development Funds, REIT like structures, Real Estate Mezzanine Funds, Bullion Products & PMS
Southern Capital is a leading private equity firm that focuses on control investments in middle market businesses in Southeast Asia. The firm practises an active post investment value creation strategy and has a successful track record of acquiring and growing middle market businesses with enterprise values of between US$20 million to US$200 million.
Operating from offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Southern Capital seeks to make proprietary investments in businesses that have proven track records, healthy cash flows and strong management teams. The firm has considerable investment and operational expertise in certain industries such as healthcare, education, value-added manufacturing, business process outsourcing, consumer products and services and selected infrastructure.
Asia Alternatives is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional investors make investments in private equity across Asia. The Firm is currently managing Asia Alternatives Capital Partners, LP ($515 million), Asia Alternatives Capital Partners II, LP ($950 million), Asia Alternatives Capital Partners III, LP ($908 million), Asia Alternatives Capital Partners IV, LP (fundraising, expected $950 million), Asia-focused private equity funds-of-funds. The Firm has over $5 billion in assets under management. Asia Alternatives invests with top performing private equity fund managers across Asia primarily in Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, South East Asia, India and Australia and is diversified across buyout, growth and expansion, venture capital and special situations funds. The firm currently has over 34 professionals and offices across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco.
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