Affinity Equity Partners is an independently owned private equity fund managers established in March 2004 following the spin-off of the UBS Capital Asia Pacific team, the successful private equity arm of UBS AG in the region. Affinity raised its third external fund of US$3.8 billion in early-2014. Affinity currently advises and manages approximately US$8 billion of funds and assets, making it one of the largest independent financial sponsors in the region. Affinity operates out of 6 offices: Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta.
AIF Capital (www.aifcapital.com) is one of Asia’s long-standing independent private equity firms focused on mid-market growth opportunities in emerging Asia. The Firm has an established track record of over two decades in implementing a pan-Asian strategy, with 44 investments across 10 Asian countries. Since our inception in 1994, AIF Capital has received investor commitments of over US$2.0 billion. Our investors include major corporate and government pension and investment funds, insurance companies, financial institutions as well as multilateral agencies and family offices. The firm currently has 18 investment professionals across its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi and Singapore.
Ares Management, L.P. is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $80 billion of assets under management and approximately 750 employees in over 15 principal and originating offices in the United States, Europe and Asia as of September 30, 2014. 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.
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, along with its sleeve fund, AACP IV Ex-Japan Investors, LP (collectively $1 billion) and other funds, all of which are Asia‐focused private equity funds‐of‐funds. The firm has over $6.5 billion in assets under discretionary 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 are diversified across buyout, growth and expansion, venture capital and special situations funds. The firm currently has over 35 professionals and offices across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco. For more information, go to www.asiaalternatives.com.
Bain Capital, LLC is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital, including private equity, venture capital, public equity, credit products and absolute return, with approximately $80 billion in assets under management. Since its inception in 1984, the firm has made over 260 private equity investments worldwide. Bain Capital has a distinctly people-intensive, value-added approach to investing, with a strong emphasis on supporting management teams to drive strategic and operating improvements. Bain Capital Asia, the firm’s Asian private equity affiliate, has been investing with the same philosophy since 2006. Bain Capital private equity investments in Asia have included such leading businesses as ASIMCO, Bellsystem24, China Fire & Security, Denon & Marantz, Domino’s Japan, Feixiang, Genpact, Greatview, GOME, Gymboree China, Hero Investments, Jupiter Shop Channel, Skylark, MYOB and Uniview. Bain Capital has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai, Melbourne, Boston, New York, Chicago, Palo Alto, London, Munich and Luxembourg.
Capital Today is one of the first independent growth capital funds in China. It currently has USD1.2billion under management. Capital Today's vision is to build business for China.
Capital Today is a strong believer of brand and is dedicated to help Chinese entrepreneurs build Number 1. brands in China. Capital Today is a strong believer of long term investment and tends to hold the investments for many years. Capital Today is a strong believer of focus and Capital Today’s investments are focusedin 3 sectors: Consumer, Retail and Internet. Capital Today has invested in a number of small and medium sized
companies and helped these companies build the leading brands in China,
including JD.com, Tudou.com, Ganji.com, Dianping.com, Yifeng Pharmacy Chain, Cosmo
Lady Underwear Chain, Nuts Snack Food Chain, Inoherb Skincare, Tsui Wah Restaurant Chain, etc.
Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC (Clearwater) is an investment firm founded in December 2001 to invest in credit and special situations in Asia with assets under management of US$1.5 billion. The Firm's extensive knowledge across multiple sectors and industries in China, India, South Korea, Australia, Southeast Asia and Pan Asia has enabled it to invest and realize over US$4 billion of capital across 350 positions. Clearwater employs a three-pronged investment strategy across direct lending, stressed credit, and distressed and special situation opportunities, using rigorous research and on-the-ground due diligence with downside protection and focus on exits. Clearwater employs 50 professionals across six offices located throughout Asia.
Denning & Company LLC is a FINRA registered global private equity advisory firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2001, Denning & Company, LLC provides consulting, marketing, and fundraising services to established general partners as well as newer teams offering unique investment ideas or solutions to limited partner investors worldwide. With over 70 years of combined industry experience, the Denning and Company team has raised capital in excess of $10 billion for general partners based in the U.S., Japan/Asia, UK/Europe, Russia, and Israel from a limited partner base similarly diversified.
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.
For more information, see: www.ipvcap.com.
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.
Founded in 2001, MVision is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading independent international advisory firms, focusing on raising capital for Private Equity, Real Estate, Real Assets, Credit and Direct transactions in both the developed and emerging markets.
The MVision team of over 50 professionals provides a global service to our clients covering institutional investors worldwide. Together we represent 22 nationalities, speak 22 languages and operate out of our offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney. The depth of our expertise across all areas of the market allows our clients privileged access to the strategic industry insights vital to achieving success.
PEP Funds take control positions in A$200M-A$1B Australian and New Zealand enterprises with operating company management supported to deliver full potential. Established in 1998, PEP has led 24 operating company investments, over 70 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level and manages over A$6B of equity funds. In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 17 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.
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.
Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisor (EAAA) is the alternative asset management arm of the Edelweiss Group. EAAA currently houses multiple India-focused funds across strategies like collateralized credit, distressed and stressed credit, and real estate.
As one of the largest arrangers of private credit for Indian companies (from global and local LPs) EAAA has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities in the Indian credit market. Credit is a scalable asset class in India and EAAA's investment strategy provides a good way to play the India growth story in a risk adjusted manner.
Edelweiss Financial Services is one of India’s largest independent financial services groups. Edelweiss offers a large range of products and services spanning across asset classes and consumer segments. The core businesses include asset management, Institutional Equities, life insurance (a joint venture with Tokio Marine of Japan), retail and corporate credit, commodities and investment banking. Its major investors include Carlyle, GIC, Fidelity and SAIF partners.
Founded in late 2007, FountainVest Partners is one of the largest private equity funds dedicated to China with approximately US$2.6 billion of capital under management and offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. FountainVest partners with emerging leaders with a proven track record in delivering high growth. Combining the firm's international standard of due diligence and investing best practices with local expertise of our investment team, FountainVest takes a long-term and disciplined approach to create value for our domestic partners and our international investors.
Our anchor investors include Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Temasek Holdings.
Keytone Ventures is a China-focused venture capital firm investing in transformative ideas for the increasingly interconnected global economy. We look to partner with entrepreneurs breaking ground in emerging industries with innovative technologies and business models.
Founded in 2008, Keytone is led by a team of seasoned investors who were among the first venture capitalists in China. We’ve amassed substantive operational experience and industry knowledge during our many years leading some of China's most successful investments. Our founding team includes the former Founding Managing Partner at KPCB China and former partners at IDG-Accel.
Keytone is dedicated to working with outstanding companies to drive the next wave of innovation in China’s technology transformation. Our portfolio companies have strived to become industry leaders in China or globally, including Garena, China PnR, NanoH2O, Analogix, mCube, Papaya and Centrillion. Keytone targets early-stage and early-growth stage companies and primarily identifies investment opportunities in technology, healthcare, mobile internet and consumer services.
Magic Stone Alternative Investment ("Magic Stone") is an independent and integrated asset management firm that specializes in private equity and venture capital investments in China. Magic Stone is committed to achieve long-term, cost-efficient and risk-adjusted superior returns through a balanced hybrid approach, investing both in funds and direct investments. Magic Stone actively sources and executes direct investments through its extensive investment base. Magic Stone actively anchor and institutionalize emerging managers and funds raised by successful entrepreneurs. Magic Stone is cooperating with top-tier institutional investors both in domestic and overseas to deliver high compelling performance to its investors.
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.
Proskauer is a leading international law firm with more than 700 highly skilled lawyers active in virtually every major market across the globe. Headquartered in New York since 1875, we also have offices in Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Newark, Paris, São Paulo and Washington, D.C.
The firm has experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals. Our Private Investment Funds Group is a dynamic interdisciplinary team of lawyers offering a complete package of services to private investment funds and institutional investors globally. We advise sponsors and managers in structuring funds, institutional investors in their alternative investment programs and buyers, sellers and intermediaries in all types of secondaries transactions.
TOKIO MARINE CAPITAL (TMCap) is a private equity investment firm that manages investments in small to mid-cap private companies in Japan. Though founded in 1991 and developed as venture capital arm of Tokio Marine group, TMCap shifted its investment style to buyout fund management in 1998, when the first fund was established. The firm has invested to date nearly 20 buyout investments through 4 funds and has achieved successful track records with no single loss. Emphasis is put on moderate and sustainable value creation through strong support of management team. TMCap invests wide range of industries, including healthcare (pharmaceutical), retail, industrial, and business services.
Distinguished by its affiliation with the nation’s leading insurance company with more than 130 year-old reputation, TMCap is uniquely located to take advantage of its accumulated goodwill that helps to open doors to companies, namely family owners across the country, while having established quite independent team’s decision making and monitoring system.
TMCap is based in Tokyo and currently has 9 investment professionals with a wide variety of business experience and expertise.
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.
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