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. Our sector experience includes healthcare & pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, equipment leasing & logistics, consumer, bereavement care services, financial services, and industrial manufacturing.
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 from North America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
The Firm has a team of 22 investment professionals across its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi and Singapore, comprising locals from Greater China, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Australia, the United States and Canada.
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 (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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.