Dates Announced: 3 - 5 November 2015, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

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EMPEA

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.

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HKVCA

Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA), established in 1987, is the oldest industry Association in Asia. It represents institutional investors engaged in the venture capital / private equity industry at all levels - from seed, startup, growth, buyouts and restructuring - investing in the Asia-Pacific region. HKVCA's mission is to stimulate a vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. It works for the high standards in industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards; provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members; and represents the common interests and views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies. The Association organizes an active program of luncheons talks, seminars and conferences, delegations, joint activities with the government and trade bodies, and networking with other business groups on a local and international level.

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NZVCA

The NZVCA is a not-for-profit industry body committed to developing the venture capital and private equity industry in New Zealand. Its core objectives include the promotion of the industry and the asset class on both a domestic and international basis and working to create a world-class venture capital and private equity environment.

Members include venture capital and private equity investors, financial organisations, professional advisors, academic organisations and government or quasi-government agencies.

 

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SVCA

The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry.

Our Mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members.

The association strives to promote the professional development of the industry as well as facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members. The association also acts as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE and builds linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region.


svca.org.sg.

 

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British Chamber of Commerce

The British Chamber is one of Hong Kong's largest international business organisations, comprising major multinational companies and institutions, as well as a substantial number of SMEs. The Chamber represents a broad spectrum of British, Hong Kong, international and Chinese companies. Collectively, this membership makes a significant contribution to the Hong Kong economy and to employment, and constitutes a representative cross-section of business opinion in the SAR.

www.britcham.com

 

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Affinity Equity Partners

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 currently operates out of 6 offices in Asia : Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta.

www.affinityequity.com

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Bain Capital

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 $75 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, Genpact, Greatview, GOME, Gymboree China, Hero Investments, Jupiter Shop Channel, Skylark, MYOB, Rise Education, Sunac, Uniview and VXI China. Bain Capital has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai, Melbourne, Boston, New York, Chicago, Palo Alto, London, Munich and Luxembourg.

www.baincapital.com

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Globis Capital Partners

Globis Capital Partners is a leading independent venture capital in Japan. With its unique combination of western style investment expertise obtained through a joint venture with Apax Partners and Japan-local business expertise through Globis Group, which runs No.1 MBA program in Japan, Globis has set new VC standards in Japan.

Founded in 1996, Globis is one of the oldest independent VC firms in Japan. It has actively managed three funds totaling approximately USD500M, and has launched its fourth fund in 2014. Majority of funds' LPs are non-Japanese, and the fund focuses on Japan's high-growth sectors, such as the internet, mobile, e-commerce, social media, and related companies in the respective value chain. All closed funds were ranked in the top quartile in global VC in their respective vintage years. *

Globis takes a lead role in a financing round and provides hands-on management support to its portfolio companies. Its key strengths are in the network of talents in the venture ecosystem that Globis Capital Partners has built, and the unequaled experience in guiding portfolio companies to Japanese public markets.

*Source: Cambridge Associates, Globis analysis

www.globiscapital.co.jp/en

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Hony Capital

Hony Capital, founded in 2003 and sponsored by Legend Holdings Corporation, specializes in private equity investment. As a "China expert" and company builder, it focuses on the Chinese market with "value creation by providing value-added services" as its investment philosophy.

Hony Capital currently manages seven private equity funds (five USD funds and two RMB funds) and one RMB Mezzanine fund with more than RMB46 billion assets under management. Centering around two major themes of urbanization and consumption upgrade, it has invested in nearly 80 companies in the areas of machinery and equipment, pharmaceutical and healthcare, consumer products and channels, media and entertainment, financial services and others.

Hony Capital is reputed as an "expert of SOE restructuring" for its achievements in restructuring of SOEs and exploration of mixed ownership. In recent years, it has also proactively practiced cross-border investment and constantly promoted financial and policy innovation. In September 2013, Hony Capital became one of the first 25 enterprises that registered in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

Hony Capital is committed to being a people-oriented, trustworthy and respected financial services company.

www.honycapital.com

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KKR

KKR (NYSE:KKR) is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds.

www.kkr.com

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Lexington Partners

Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity to owners of private equity and other alternative investments and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. Lexington Partners is the largest independent manager of secondary acquisition and co-investment funds with more than $28 billion in committed capital. Lexington has acquired over 2,200 secondary and co-investment interests through 500 transactions with a total value in excess of $30 billion, including $10 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 250 new funds in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Lexington currently employs 90 people and has offices strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing - New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, and Hong Kong. Lexington also has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and Latin America.

www.lexingtonpartners.com

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PAG

PAG is one of Asia's largest alternative investment management firms managing a diverse array of funds in private equity, real estate and absolute return strategies. With over US$11bn in funds under management, PAG's deep expertise and on the ground presence in key markets across Asia provides the company with access to proprietary deals and the flexibility to create innovative financing solutions across the investment spectrum.

PAG employs over 330 people in major financial hubs in Asia and has dedicated funds and teams focused on each strategy. Since 2002, the Group has invested over US$28 billion in markets across Asia creating value for PAG's investors and for the companies the Group invests in.

www.pagasia.com

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KPMG

KPMG is one of the leading providers of 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.

In 1992, KPMG became the first international accounting firm to be granted a joint venture licence in China, and our Hong Kong SAR operations have been established over 60 years since 1945. This early commitment to the China market, together with an unwavering focus on quality, has been the foundation for accumulated industry experience, and is reflected in the firm's appointment by some of China's most prestigious companies. Today, KPMG China has around 9,000 professionals working in 16 offices throughout China, including, the Hong Kong and Macau SARs.

The KPMG Private Equity group brings together our leading transaction advisory, deal origination and M&A 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. 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.

KPMG Advisory professionals provide advice and assistance to enable companies, intermediaries and public sector bodies to mitigate risk, improve performance, and create value in relation to both transactions as well as their everyday activities.

KPMG's Tax services are designed to reflect the unique needs and objectives of each client, KPMG firms work with their clients to assist them in achieving effective tax compliance and managing tax risks, while helping to control costs.

KPMG - Dedicated to Private Equity.

www.kpmg.com

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Advantage Partners

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.

www.advantagepartners.com

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AIF Capital

AIF Capital is one of Asia's long-standing independent private equity firms focused on mid-market growth opportunities in emerging Asia. Since its inception, the Firm has received investor commitments in excess of US$2.0 billion that provide capital through its four funds for expansion and buyouts.

The Firm is led by an experienced investment team of 22 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, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Australia, the United States and Canada.

AIF Capital has an established track record in excess of two decades in 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 44 investments in 10 countries across Asia. Our sector experience includes healthcare & pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, equipment leasing & logistics, consumer, bereavement care services, financial services, and industrial manufacturing.

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.

www.aifcapital.com

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Auda

Founded in 1989, Auda International L.P. is one of the pioneers of the private equity industry. Today Auda has offices in New York, London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong and employs about 60 people. Auda is a highly specialized, privately held firm investing exclusively in private equity through commingled primary funds-of-funds, secondary funds-of-funds and direct / co-investment funds, as well as through investments made on behalf of separate managed accounts. Our worldwide client base consists of insurance companies, pension funds, corporations, endowments, foundations, ultra high net worth individuals and family offices.

Auda is a full-service provider with a roster of alternative investment products that also offers clients advice on investments and asset allocation, as well as portfolio monitoring, reporting and record-keeping services. As of June 30, 2014, Auda manages US$5.3 billion of private equity commitments in primaries, secondaries and co-investments. Over its 25-year history, Auda has made investments in more than 300 U.S., European and Asian funds established by more than 160 fund managers.

www.auda.com

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Clearwater Capital Partners

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 over 50 professionals across six offices located throughout Asia.

www.clearwatercapitalpartners.com

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Coller Capital

Coller Capital, the leading player in private equity ‘secondaries', acquires positions in private equity funds from Limited Partners, and portfolios of unquoted companies from their corporate or institutional owners.

Founded in 1990, Coller is headquartered in London, with additional offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm's multinational investment team - the world's largest dedicated to secondaries - has a truly global reach.

Coller Capital invests across the size range of secondaries transactions: from single LP positions in small private equity funds, to large portfolios of diverse assets; from investments as small as $1 million, to transactions of $1 billion or more.

In 2012, the firm closed its sixth 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 2011, Coller Capital won Private Equity International's ‘Secondaries Firm of the Year' title for the 8th successive year. In 2012, Real Deals named the firm ‘Secondaries House of the Year‘. And in both 2013 and 2014, Financial News named Coller Capital ‘European Secondaries Firm of the Year'.

www.collercapital.com

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ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm's highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

www.icrinc.com

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The Longreach Group

The Longreach Group is an established independent private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm focuses on buyouts in Japan and Greater China in the mature industrial and technology, financial services, business services and consumer related sectors. The firm manages two Funds with approximately US$1.4 billion of limited partner and co-investment capital, and has a strong track record of portfolio company value creation and realizations. Longreach is an independent and focused group committed to achieving sustained success for the investment funds is sponsors.

Longreach currently has 12 investment professionals located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. The firm also enjoys the support of prominent and highly committed Advisors located in Tokyo, New York, London and San Francisco.

www.longreachgroup.com

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Lunar Capital

Lunar Capital is a leading consumer buyout firm in China. We build better companies that deliver products to aspirational Chinese consumers in areas like food and clothing. We own strong brands with leadership, established market share, and the potential to benefit from our processes and expertise. We drive top line growth through better product innovation, distribution, retailing, branding and marketing. We improve performance by streamlining operations, supply chains, distribution, and decision-making. We have always taken a different approach, and have built better companies that deliver for our customers and investors.

www.lunarcapital.com

 

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Morgan Stanley

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.

www.morganstanley.com

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NDE Capital

NDE focuses primarily on providing growth capital and operational value creation to mid-market enterprises which will benefit from the urbanization needs and cross-border growth opportunities between China & ASEAN Markets. We believe in the power of effective teamwork & genuine partnership both within the team and with the management of our invested companies. The investment team has more than 90 years of combined private equity, operational, investment, legal and management consulting experience with leading global firms such as Boston Consulting Group, CICC, CITIC, Credit Suisse, Gillette, HSBC, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Jun He Law, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Roland Berger. These complementary and diverse experiences enable the NDE team to be value-added partners to entrepreneurs. NDE's collaborative approach as well as an established early-mover presence in accessing China-ASEAN markets has provided the firm with competitive advantages in its focus areas. NDE is well-equipped to source unique middle market opportunities, execute transactions and maximize value for its investors.

www.ndecapital.com

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Samena Capital

Samena Capital is a principal investment group focusing on the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, collectively the SAMENA region. Samena Capital currently manages total capital commitments in excess of US$700 million across two investment strategies: private equity and credit.

Established in 2008, Samena Capital pursues an innovative investment model that combines some of the most influential business builders and entrepreneurs in the SAMENA region with experienced deal makers and asset managers, and a balance sheet that is uniquely capitalised with equity of US$70 million. Samena Capital has three regulated investment advisors based in London, Dubai and Hong Kong and two affiliated offices in Singapore and Mumbai.

www.samenacapital.com

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Shaw Kwei & Partners

Shaw Kwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager investing in middle-market companies operating in Asia. After investing, Shaw Kwei & Partners helps companies to build a better business, acquire other companies, and raise capital from banks as well as initial public offerings. Our management are pioneers in Asian private equity having managed private equity funds since 1990 and establishing Shaw Kwei & Partners in 1999. With offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, Shaw Kwei & Partners has expertise in complicated corporate finance structures and deep knowledge of Asian business practices. Shaw Kwei & Partners focuses on industrial and service businesses with company valuations between US$20-300 million.

www.shawkwei.com

 

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Top Tier Capital Partners

Top Tier Capital Partners, LLC (TTCP) is a venture capital specialist managing niche-focused funds of funds. We make primary and secondary investments in venture capital funds and co-invest in select portfolio companies. Our team creates diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns.

Our value-add lies in our experience, deep networks, industry insights, and superior client service. We work collaboratively with our investors to help them build their private equity investment programs, and we partner closely with our managers to offer thoughtful, hands-on counsel. We seek long-lasting, open relationships that begin, not end, with the investment.

Based in San Francisco with roots back to 1999, the TTCP team manages $2.9 billion in commitments from a global base of institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, and family offices. Top Tier Capital Partners is an SEC registered investment adviser.

www.ttcp.com

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Vogo Fund

Established in 2005, Vogo is the largest independent Korea-dedicated buyout fund with blue-chip Korean financial institutions as its LPs. Vogo currently manages $1.8 billion in committed capital, and currently operates six portfolio companies, of which four are control buyouts. Vogo has fully and successfully exited from its controlling stake investments in Novita and BC Card through trade sales to first tier strategic investors, and it has also partially exited its investment in Tong Yang Life Insurance through IPO. Of the current six portfolio companies, Burger King Korea and Samyang Optics were 100% acquired by Vogo Fund II, which was established in 2012.

Vogo focuses on a broad range of investment opportunities in Korea, seeking either a control or a significant minority stake in a target company. We rely on our local network and insight in identifying and sourcing proprietary investment opportunities and in enhancing the value of our investments. Our significant experience, presence and commitment in Korea allow us to identify and source proprietary investment opportunities and to actively manage our portfolio companies.

www.vogo-fund.com

 

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Jun He Law Firm

JunHe is widely recognized as a leading full-service law firm in China, uniquely positioned to provide superior legal services in commercial transactions and disputes. As one of the first private PRC law firms, we are renowned as a pioneer in the re-establishment and development of the legal profession in contemporary China.

Since our inception in 1989, we have become one of the largest and most established PRC-based law firms with over 400 attorneys and nine offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Haikou, Hong Kong, New York and Silicon Valley. Our firm possesses strong foreign language capabilities, and our working languages include Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean. Operating under an integrated system and aided by state-of-the-art communications technology, we are fully equipped to provide our clients with professional services of the highest caliber.

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Securities and Capital Markets
  • Banking and Finance
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Mining and Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property and Hi-tech
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Tax
  • Labor
  • International Trade
  • Anti-trust and Competition
  • Bankruptcy
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Outbound Investment

www.junhe.com

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Morrison & Foerster

With more than a 1,110 lawyers in 17 offices in the world's key financial and technology centers, Morrison & Foerster's world-class international practice is well-positioned to serve clients across the rapidly expanding global economy. The firm is distinguished by its unsurpassed expertise in life sciences and technology, finance, legendary litigation skills, and an unrivaled reach across the Pacific Rim, where the firm has nearly 200 lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore.

Morrison & Foerster's China Private Equity Practice

Morrison & Foerster's China private equity team is highly respected, with a deep bench of preeminent partners who execute complex transactional deals across Asia. We have more than 30 years of experience and presence in Greater China, with expertise across industry sectors such as technology, life sciences and real estate, and a sophisticated understanding of local legal and regulatory issues relating to private equity. We regularly represent private equity investors, venture capitalists, private equity fund sponsors and issuers in a wide variety of private equity transactions, including buy-outs (leveraged and non-leveraged), early and late-stage venture investments, and restructurings and recapitalizations. IFLR 1000 recognizes the firm as a leading private equity firm in Asia and notes, "Morrison & Foerster has one of the leading venture capital practices in the market."

Our Record
• Highly ranked for Private Equity: Buyouts: International Firms in China by Chambers Asia 2013
• Ranked Band 1 for private equity and venture capital in China by Chambers Asia 2011
• Ranked Tier 1 for Technology in Hong Kong and China since 2006 by Asia-Pacific Legal 500 since 2006
• Winner of Asian-Counsel magazine's "2010 Firm of the Year" for Telecoms, Media and Technology in Hong Kong

What They Say About Us
• "They are able to provide precise and clear advice on issues identified during the transaction, and managed the process effectively." (Chambers Asia 2013)
• "The firm's strong capital markets capability has seen it complete a series of PIPE deals, while the TMT, healthcare and consumer industries have also been particularly active for the practice" (Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2013)
• "They take on a lot more responsibility than the average lawyers; they not only concentrate on the technical legal issues but take into account the commercial aspects. They also have fantastic negotiation skills" (Chambers Asia 2012)
• "Really understands investment in China" (Chambers Asia 2011)
• "Morrison & Foerster has been lauded by rivals for its strong practice in private equity and venture capital." (IFLR 1000, 2011)

www.mofo.com

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Founded on almost a century of legal achievement, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas started anew in May 2015. With over 60 partners and nearly 400 lawyers, the firm employs its legal resources across all major practices and focuses on several core areas of commercial activity.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has one of the most active and highly rated private equity practices in India. The Firm has delivered innovative, focussed and efficient strategies to complete several major deals for its clients. It has represented buyers and sellers of both private and public companies across many different industries and at every stage of the investment cycle. The key elements of our approach consists of pooling our resources and experience to find solutions that are tailored to our clients' commercial objectives, always taking in to account the dynamics specific to each transaction. In doing so, the firm incorporates all relevant disciplines to provide a team that is experienced, insightful and knowledgeable.

Having advised on some of the largest and most complex transactions documented in the archives of Indian private equity, the Firm has the experience to guide private equity investors through even the most challenging of legal and regulatory issues for their portfolio investments.

With vast experience in structuring India funds across Mauritius, Cyprus, Singapore and other relevant jurisdictions, we have established strong professional relationships with local partners to effectuate India fund structures through these domiciles and represent private equity sponsors in establishing their presence in India, whether through sector specific or sector agnostic funds and on their downstream investments across diverse sectors.

Notably, well-established relationships with the world's leading private equity players, extensive knowledge and experience built up across varied sectors, and deep private equity and cross-border expertise combine to make the Firm best-in-business.

www.AMSShardul.com

 

 

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Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute consulting, M&A and restructuring. The firm's more than 1,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from over 30 offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, government entities and investment firms such as private equity firms and hedge funds. Additionally, we maintain extensive relationships with legal, accounting and investment banking firms that refer a meaningful amount of business. We have long-term relationships with many of the most acquisitive global companies and financial sponsors.

Over the past year, Duff & Phelps performed more than 4,500 valuation advisory engagements for more than 2,200 clients - including 57% of the Fortune 100 Companies and 52% of the Top 25 Euro STOXX Companies. We serve 72% of the top 25 largest global PE firms, and 68% of the top 25 global hedge funds. Duff & Phelps is a leading global independent provider of fairness opinions and solvency opinions to public company boards and special committees and ranked #1 Fairness Opinion Provider in the Americas, by number of deals in 2013 (Thomson Financial Securities). Since 2005, Duff & Phelps has rendered more than 850 fairness and solvency opinions for transactions with an aggregate deal value of $1.6 trillion.

M&A advisory, capital raising and restructuring services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

For more information, contact:

Sammy Lai, ASA, CFA, CPA/ABV, CGMA, Managing Director, Country Leader, Beijing, Sammy.lai@duffandphelps.com, 86 10 5835 7008

Andy Wong, CFA, CPA/ABV, Director, Hong Kong, Andy.wong@duffandphelps.com, 852 3103 1030

David Lu, Managing Director, Investment Banking Head, Shanghai, David.lu@duffandphelps.com, 86 21 6032 0600

Margaret Mi, Director, Investment Banking, Beijing, Margaret.Mi@duffandphelps.com, 86 10 5835 7000

www.duffandphelps.com

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ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm's highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

www.icrinc.com

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Relevant Equity Systems

Relevant Equity Systems
Apps for Private Equity Professionals

Relevant EquityWorks is a software platform that provides:
• Infrastructure to scale your firm
• Productivity apps for your professionals
   o Fund Raising & Investor Relations
   o Deal Management
   o Fund Administration
   o Portfolio Management
• Answers for management and LPs

Learn how you can upgrade your internal teams' workdays with Relevant EquityWorks. Stop by our booth, stay for a demo.

www.relevant.us

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Sanne Group

Sanne's fund administration offering focuses on the private equity, debt and real estate alternatives markets. We work in partnership with global asset managers to provide bespoke administration, financial reporting, transaction management and governance services. With offices located in internationally recognised finance centres in Asia, MENA and Europe we build director-led, multi-disciplined teams across jurisdictions ensuring seamless delivery of service requirements. Our fund administration processes are delivered through an independently assured platform utilising market leading fund administration systems.

Sanne is a global provider of outsourced administration and reporting services to an institutional customer base and focuses on fund and corporate administration for alternative asset managers, financial institutions and organisations. Established for more than 25 years, Sanne employs over 300 people and has in excess of €50 billion assets under administration.

www.sannegroup.com

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP is a leading international law firm with a strong reputation in virtually every area of law relating to commercial and financial activity. Founded in 1873, the firm has approximately 850 lawyers from 80 countries located in 18 offices in major financial centers for international business and commerce worldwide, practicing U.S., English, Hong Kong, EU, French, German and Italian law, and fluent in over 60 languages. We are one of the few globally integrated law firms with local law capability in a number of key jurisdictions.

For more than 140 years, we have provided insightful, valuable and tailored legal solutions to our clients. We were recognized in The American Lawyer's prestigious "A-List" in 2011, 2012 and 2013, representing "the cream of the crop among the nation's elite law firms" - only 20 are selected. In addition, we are consistently ranked top-tier in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and the Americas by leading global independent directories, including Chambers, IFLR1000, Legal 500, AmLaw 100 and Euromoney, among others.

Dedicated India Group - A trusted partner in every step of your transactions

For more than two decades, Shearman & Sterling has helped clients based in or with a focus on India to achieve their business goals and is a partner of choice for international business. The firm has a dedicated India Group with internationally-qualified lawyers working seamlessly across the firm's offices in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Members of the team consist of lawyers with an Indian and South Asian origin, and are fluent in major Indian languages. We have extensive experience providing integrated cross-practice advice on matters and transactions. The firm's participation in several high-profile mergers and acquisitions, financings and arbitrations in the region stems from the valuable industry experience we provide in many key Indian sectors including metals and mining, energy, infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications.

Although we do not practice Indian law, we maintain strong ties and work closely with top Indian law firms to represent our clients in India and abroad. Some of our lawyers were first admitted to practice in India and are dual qualified, thus able to effectively identify and resolve issues in conjunction with the Indian counsel.

www.shearman.com

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Globis Capital Partners

Globis Capital Partners is one of Japan's leading independent venture capital firms. With its unique combination of western style investment expertise obtained through a joint venture with Apax Partners and Japan-local business expertise through Globis Group, which runs No.1 MBA program in Japan, Globis has set new VC standards in Japan.

Founded in 1996, Globis is one of the oldest continually operating independent VC firms in Japan. It has actively managed three funds totaling approximately USD500M, and has launched its fourth fund in 2014. Majority of funds' LPs are non-Japanese, and the fund focuses on Japan's high-growth sectors, such as the internet, mobile, e-commerce, social media, and related companies in the respective value chain. All closed funds were ranked in the top quartile in global VC in their respective vintage years. *

Globis takes a lead role in a financing round and provides hands-on management support to its portfolio companies. Its key strengths are in the network of talents in the venture ecosystem that Globis Capital Partners has built, and the unequaled experience in guiding portfolio companies to Japanese public markets.

*Source: Cambridge Associates, Globis analysis

www.globiscapital.co.jp

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Vickers Venture Partners

Vickers Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm focusing on venture capital investments in Asia. Founded in 2005 by Dr. Finian Tan and his partners, Drs. Khalil Binebine, Jeffrey Chi and Damian Tan and Ms. Linda Li, Vickers manages 4 funds and proprietary capital to date, with a presence in Shanghai, Singapore and California. The portfolio covers technology, media, and telecommunications as well as consumer, life sciences and financial services.

- Experienced team with regional and technical expertise:
Vickers' senior members are fluent in key regional dialects and possess multidisciplinary skill sets to complement extensive experience in finance and venture capital investing.

- Solid track record:
The partners' hits includes Baidu.com, Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU), Focus Media Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: FMCN), Kongzhong Corp (NASDAQ: KONG), Cambridge Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: CREIT), Sunfun Info Co. (Gretai: 5278) Asian Food Channel (trade sale), UUCUN (trade sale), TWG Tea (trade sale), RTG Asia (trade sale) and JJE (trade sale).

- Recognized firm with unique sourcing capabilities:
The partner's track record, extensive experience investing in the region, and network of government and industry leaders attract the stronger entrepreneurs and the highest quality deal flow, sourcing an average of 2,000 deals per year.

- Proven ability to execute investment strategy:
Vickers has invested and led co-investments of a total of $155mm in 33 early stage companies across four funds and the total value today is worth $739mm, a gross multiple of 4.77x over invested capital.*

*As at 2014Q2

www.vickersventure.com

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Top Tier Capital Partners

Top Tier Capital Partners, LLC (TTCP) is a venture capital specialist managing niche-focused funds of funds. We make primary and secondary investments in venture capital funds and co-invest in select portfolio companies. Our team creates diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns.

Our value-add lies in our experience, deep networks, industry insights, and superior client service. We work collaboratively with our investors to help them build their private equity investment programs, and we partner closely with our managers to offer thoughtful, hands-on counsel. We seek long-lasting, open relationships that begin, not end, with the investment.

Based in San Francisco with roots back to 1999, the TTCP team manages $2.9 billion in commitments from a global base of institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, and family offices. Top Tier Capital Partners is an SEC registered investment adviser.

www.ttcp.com

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Cooley

Cooley LLP is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries from our offices in China and the United States. With 750 attorneys, Cooley has the range and expertise to serve clients of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace.

Our dedication to China's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. Cooley has been advising on China-related matters for more than 25 years, dating back to 1989, when the firm advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. Today, we are counsel to more than 300 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 35 fund managers with their primary operations in China and numerous other managers outside of the PRC making investments in portfolio companies in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. In 2014 year-to-date, we have organized in excess of USD $3 billion in China venture capital and private equity funds. We have a team of more than 40 specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in China. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters.

As a full service global law firm, our ability to assist our China fund clients is not limited to fund formation. We regularly assist our China fund clients and their portfolio companies with complex mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, a wide variety of private financing and capital markets transactions, public company disclosure issues, share distributions, local and cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions, joint ventures, as well as supply and distribution arrangements, among other matters.

www.cooley.com

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LGT Capital Partners

LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative assets and fund of funds manager focused on institutional investors. The firm currently manages USD 21 billion in hedge fund and private equity investments globally. A team of more than 180 professionals, representing 33 nationalities, is responsible for managing the Crown and Castle alternative investment programs. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, London, Dublin, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

 

 

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MVision

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.

We have a long-standing reputation for working with winners - our clients are current and future market leaders across the globe. We firmly believe that fund-raising is far more than a one-time event; we continue to assist our clients with the on-going task of funding and growing their businesses effectively, managing issues such as positioning, growth and performance.

The MVision team of over 50 professionals provides a global service to our clients covering institutional investors worldwide. Together we represent 17 nationalities, speak 20 languages and operate out of offices in London, New York, Hong Kong 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.

We take pride in our long established relationships with a global investor base. These relationships give us an in-depth insight into their focus and decision making processes; they enable us to target the optimal investor base for our clients and create effective and efficient marketing strategies.

We provide thoughtful, strategic guidance and a streamlined fundraising process that we have developed and refined through the closing of over 100 funds in the last decade. Our experience and methodology results in compressed and accelerated fundraisings, freeing up our clients' valuable internal resources.

www.mvision.com

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S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ, a business line of the 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.

We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, 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 Market Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need.

With S&P Capital IQ, you can access profiles of over 2,300,000 private companies, 66,000 public companies, 694,000 transactions, and 2,000,000 professionals across the globe. In addition, you can access news from over 20,000 sources, and have email alerts sent to you about companies you are tracking. Seamlessly integrated with the database are hundreds of easy-to-use tools that map to the day-to-day work processes of private capital investors.

To learn more about S&P Capital IQ and our additional offerings, please send us an email at sales@spcapitaliq.com, or call us at +86 10 6569 2948.

www.spcapitaliq.com

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AVPN

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.

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Asia First

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.

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China Money Network

CHINA MONEY NETWORK is a premier media company providing news, insights and data for institutional investors focused on investing in China. China Money Network's services include real time news briefs covering the Chinese economy, industries, investment funds and expert columns; a top-rated audio/video interview show broadcasted online featuring prominent China-focused investment managers; an alternative investment managers database; upcoming investment event listings, as well as a Chinese language platform ZhongguoJinrongTouziWang.com.

www.ChinaMoneyNetwork.com

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DealMarket

DealMarket is a global online platform enabling Private Equity buyers, sellers, and advisors to maximize opportunities around the world - a one‐stop-shop for Private Equity professionals. DealMarket counts more than 60,000 users, over 3,000 deals & service providers are listed on the platform.

DealMarket's offering includes:
• DealMarketPLACE, an unfiltered view of the global deal and advice marketplace (free and premium version available).
• DealMarketSTORE offers affordable access to industry‐leading third‐party information and services on demand.
• DealMarketOFFICE is a state‐of‐the‐art Deal Flow management and deal exchange tool, helping Private Equity investors and networks capture, store, manage and share their Deal Flow more efficiently.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, DealMarket was voted the "Best Global Private Equity Platform for 2012 and 2013" by Corporate Livewire.

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M&A dialogue

The platform M&A China/Germany provides bilingual content (German&Chinese) regarding latest developments in the cross-border M&A market. Two printed editions and two e-magazines annually are also part of the platform as well as the blog MA-dialogue and a varied event spectrum. This platform is established by Goingpublic Media AG, a leading cross-media publishing house in Germany focusing on corporate financing and investment topics.

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