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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 is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

In Asia, the firm has invested over $6.5 billion in 38 leading companies including ASIMCO, Bellsystem24, Biglobe, ChinaPnR, Domino's Pizza Japan, Emcure, Fenghuang Holdings, Genpact, Greatview, Gymboree China, Hero Investments, Japan Wind Development, Jupiter Shop Channel, Lionbridge, Macromill, MYOB, Ooedo Onsen, Retail Zoo, Rise Education, Skylark, Uniview, VXI China and Yukiguni Maitake.

www.baincapital.com

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CVC Capital Partners

CVC Asia Pacific has completed 50 transactions with a combined enterprise value of over US$29 billion in the 4 CVC Asia Funds (total commitment of US$10.3 billion) across several sectors.

Completed private equity transactions are spread over the key countries of the region. Prominent deals are:

Greater China - leading beverage packaging company (Zhuhai Zhongfu), largest manufacturer of blinds and shutters (Nien Made), largest independent non-bank financial services company in Hong Kong (Sun Hung Kai), second largest fixed broadband player in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Broadband Network), leading pharmaceutical and health care product company in China (Asia Health Century) and no. 1 overseas educational counseling service provider in China (EIC);

Japan - leading engineering staffing company (TechnoPro) and leading broadband connectivity and network solutions provider in Japan (Arteria);

Korea - second largest confectionery and ice cream manufacturer (Haitai), leading multiplex cinema operator (CJ CGV) and the third largest quick service restaurant chain in Korea (SRS);

South East Asia - leading lottery company in Malaysia (Magnum), leading department store chain in Indonesia (Matahari), second largest fixed broadband and pay TV Player in Indonesia (PT LinkNet), the fourth largest bank (RCBC), one of the largest Business Process Outsourcing service providers (SPi Global) in the Philippines, the largest fast food operator in Malaysia (QSR) and the largest specialty retailer and distributor for sport-related and children-related products in Indonesia (MAP Active);

Regional - leading premium serviced office provider in Asia (The Executive Centre).

www.cvc.com

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KKR

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. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), please visit us on Twitter @KKR_Co.

www.kkr.com

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Lexington Partners

Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity solutions 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 $34 billion in committed capital. Lexington has acquired over 2,600 secondary and co-investment interests through 600 transactions with a total value in excess of $39 billion, including $12 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 300 new funds in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Lexington's team of over 100 people are working in six offices strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing - New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, and Santiago. Lexington also has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and Latin America.

www.lexingtonpartners.com

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MBK Partners

MBK Partners is one of the leading independent private equity firms in the Asia-Pacific region, with over US$10.0 billion in capital under management. With a dedicated focus on North Asia - Korea, Japan and Greater China (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) - MBK Partners' strategy is to do buyouts or control acquisitions. Our investment teams are located in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and are composed of local professionals with strong local relationships and market knowledge.

www.mbkpartnerslp.com

 

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PEP

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 25 operating company investments, over 80 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level and manages around A$5B of equity funds. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries, and employing over 50,000 people.

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 and has been noted as most consistent high performing GP in Asia.

www.pep.com.au

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Varde

Company profile coming soon

www.varde.com

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KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 174,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

Today, KPMG China has around 10,000 professionals working in 17 offices. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.

KPMG China's Tax professionals have a deep understanding of complex regulatory environments, as well as in-depth industry knowledge and experience. By delivering high-quality tax services, our KPMG professionals help clients implement effective tax risk management and compliance practices, and put in place tax-efficient business and investment structures that are aligned with clients' business strategies and goals.

KPMG's Advisory professionals assist clients through a range of services relating to Strategy, Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Deal Advisory. Together, these services can help address a client's strategic needs in terms of growth (creating value), performance (enhancing value) and governance (managing value).

Our Private Equity team has over 90 professionals in China dedicated to the Private Equity sector, and is experienced in providing advice from fund structuring and deal origination, to due diligence and contract negotiation, process improvement, refinancing, and exit. We work with our Private Equity teams globally to advise respected businesses and potential new entrants.

www.kpmg.com

 

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Advantage Partners

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.

www.advantagepartners.com

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AIF Capital

AIF Capital is one of Asia's long-standing independent regional private equity firms focused on midmarket growth opportunities. Since its inception in 1994, the Firm has received investor commitments in excess of US$2.0 billion.

The Firm is led by an experienced investment team of 18 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, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Australia, the United States and Canada.

AIF Capital has an established track record in implementing a Asia-regional strategy, identifying and growing inflection-point companies as well as steering them through multiple major economic cycles. The Firm has made 45 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. 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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Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.

A&M's dedicated Global Private Equity Services team provides independent analysis across the investment lifecycle that delivers results for investors and their portfolio companies. We integrate our financial, tax, commercial and operational expertise to seamlessly translate pre-due diligence findings and leverage our interim management approach to deliver post-deal operational improvements.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who leverage the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

www.alvarezandmarsal.com

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CRCI

China Renaissance Capital Investment (CRCI) is an independent private equity investment manager focuses on providing growth capital to companies across a broad range of industries in Greater China. Founded in 2005, CRCI currently manages China Harvest Funds, growth capital for business expansions, and China Spring Fund, early growth capital that finances business formations.

It is an essential investment philosophy of CRCI to fund companies that are lead by strong entrepreneurs where Partners of CRCI can add substantial value through their prior business operation, advisory and principal investing experiences in the Greater China market. CRCI has 40 team members with offices located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu.

www.crcicapital.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$4.7 billion of capital across 340 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 40 professionals across five 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 2015, the firm closed its seventh secondaries fund, Coller International Partners VII, with capital commitments of $7.15 billion and backing from approximately 170 of the world's leading institutional investors.

www.collercapital.com

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DealGlobe

The DealGlobe Group helps Chinese investors succeed in cross-border M&A, providing buy-side advisory services in China and sell-side sourcing in London, supported by a proprietary, digital deal management system.

DG Capital (dgcapital.co.uk) provides the advisory services with DealGlobe (dealglobe.com) providing cloud based deal management system that manages the M&A process between Chinese investors and global sellers.

Founded in 2014, The DealGlobe Group was launched with support of UK Trade & Investment. The firm has offices in London, Beijing and Shanghai and a team of investment professionals with career experience in both bulge bracket and boutique investment banks in London, New York, Hong Kong & Shanghai.

www.dealglobe.com

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EIG

EIG is a leading institutional investor to the global energy sector with $13.8 billion under management as of March 31, 2016. EIG specializes in private investments in energy and energy-related infrastructure on a global basis. During its 34 year history, EIG has invested over $22.2 billion in the sector through 310 projects or companies in 36 countries on six continents. EIG's clients include many of the leading pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds in the U.S., Asia and Europe. EIG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Houston, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and Seoul.

www.eigpartners.com

 

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EQT Partners

Having a long-term, responsible and sustainable approach to ownership is EQT's way of creating value, for investors, in portfolio companies and society at large.

EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 30 billion in raised capital. EQT invests in good companies across the world with a mission to help them develop into great and sustainable companies. By providing access to ownership skills and operational expertise, EQT can help acquired companies grow and prosper, both under EQT's ownership and with future owners. EQT has several investment strategies - Equity, Mid Market, Infrastructure, Credit and Ventures - guided by a responsible ownership approach and an industrial growth strategy.

EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 17 billion and approximately 100,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

www.eqt.se

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HQ Capital

HQ Capital is a leading independent alternative investment manager with currently more than US$12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate.

HQ Capital was formed in 2015 by combining independent alternative investment managers Auda, Real Estate Capital Partners and Equita. Through Auda and Real Estate Capital Partners, HQ Capital has been active in global private equity and in U.S. real estate since 1989. Through Equita, HQ Capital has been acquiring majority stakes in small- and mid-sized companies in the German-speaking region of Europe since 1992.

HQ Capital's core objective is to develop and deliver solutions in private equity and real estate that meet client specific investment requirements.

In both asset classes, HQ Capital seeks to leverage its global network, investment experience and the business relationships of our local teams on the ground. With professional teams based in Europe, North America and Asia, we seek to be our clients' advisor of choice in the markets where we operate.

In private equity, HQ Capital provides a full range of investment programs through funds and separate accounts, including primary fund investing, the acquisition of assets on the secondary market and co-investments with primary fund managers.

HQ Capital currently manage over US$6 billion in private equity capital commitments from institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals globally and more than US$450 million in total capital commitments to small and medium sized enterprises in the German-speaking regions of Europe.

www.hqcapital.com

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Intermediate Capital Group

Intermediate Capital Group, ICG is a specialist asset manager with over 26 years' history in corporate investing across the globe. We aim to generate income and consistently high returns whilst protecting against investment downside. We seek to achieve this through our expertise in investing across the capital structure. We combine flexible capital solutions, local access and knowledge and an entrepreneurial approach to give us insight into our markets. We are committed to innovation and pioneering new strategies to invest across the capital structure where we can deliver most value to our investors. ICG has €20bn of assets under management globally (as at 30 June 2015), we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: ICP), and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Intermediate Capital Group, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICG and is registered as an investment adviser under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940. ICG closed its sixth European Investment Fund in July 2015, with capital commitments of €3 billion from investors all around the world. ICG has won ten industry awards 2013-2015, including Private Debt Investor's ‘Senior Lender of the Year', 2014, and ‘Junior Lender of the Year' 2014, Private Equity International's ‘Mid-cap Lender of the Year 2014'.

www.icgam.com

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Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia ("MSPEA") is one of the leading private equity investors in Asia Pacific, having invested in the region for over 23 years. The team has invested approximately $3.4 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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Navis

Navis has a well-established track record of making controlling investments in Asia, particularly in private enterprises with a strong or developing presence in Southeast Asia, Australia and China/Hong Kong.

The firm manages several private and public equity funds totalling US$ 5 billion. Our investors are national, state and corporate pension funds, insurance companies, corporations and foundations, as well as high net worth individuals and family offices. The investor base is distributed evenly between North America, Europe and Asia/MENA.

Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies and has made over seventy controlling investments since inception in 1998. All Navis' portfolio companies are intended to be leaders or near leaders in their respective industries and segments with a clear competitive advantage that makes them attractive to trade buyers. Navis has completed over 40 exits, almost all have been to trade buyers and none have been via the more unpredictable IPO route.

Navis works in a close partnership with the founders and management teams of the portfolio companies, contributing both capital and management expertise with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis is committed to improving the ‘Environmental, Social and Governance' ("ESG") practices of its portfolio companies, and has proven beyond internal doubt that ESG can be an important lever for value creation. Navis' investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.

Navis has one of the largest private equity professional teams in Asia, comprising over 60 individuals, supported by over 30 administrative staff, in eight offices (Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney) across the region.

www.naviscapital.com

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NSSK

NSSK is a Japan-focused private equity firm organized to apply global investment discipline and global best operating practices to Japan's middle market buyouts.The Founding Members - Jun Tsusaka, Akio Ishida, Kaz Tokuyama, Nobuhiko Ito and Kenju Watanabe (who acted as outside counsel) - have been core members of the Japan business of TPG and NSSK is an extension of the investment activities performed by the Founding Members and its Senior Advisors over the past decade.

Our mission is to build a best-in-class investment firm to generate superior returns on our investments. We protect the interests and reputation of our business partners at all times. NSSK will provide expansion capital, critical business processes for operational improvement and management talent from its network of domestic and international operating executives.

www.nsskjapan.com

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Primavera Capital Group

Primavera Capital Group is a China-based global investment firm. With offices located in Beijing and Hong Kong, Primavera manages both RMB and USD funds for leading institutions, corporations, and families in China and around the world.

Primavera Capital Group was founded by Dr. Fred Hu, a renowned economist and successful investor, and a former partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs Group.

The firm currently has 30+ investment professionals with an outstanding track record. The team combines global capital market experience, deep industry knowledge, and a unique network of relationships with policy-makers and regulators as well as leading CEOs and entrepreneurs in the region and globally.

Primavera Capital Group puts great emphasis on rigorous fundamental research. The firm undertakes sophisticated analysis on economies, industries and companies to generate investment ideas, identify attractive opportunities, and guide its investment decisions.

Primavera Capital Group employs a flexible investment strategy of growth capital, buy-out and control, and special situations - restructuring, distressed, and turn-arounds, etc.

www.primavera-capital.com

 

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Shaw Kwei & Partners

ShawKwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We invest in middle-market manufacturing and service companies operating across Asia with company valuations between US$50-300 million. After investing, ShawKwei & 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 ShawKwei & Partners in 1999.

www.shawkwei.com

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Tata Opportunities Fund

Founded in 1868, Tata is India's largest, most reputed and diverse business conglomerate. The group comprises over 100 independent operating companies of which 29 are publicly listed with a combined market capitalization of over ~USD 130 billion. Tata is also one of India's oldest fund managers (since 1937, through a listed company) and has been managing third party funds since 1995. Tata manages multiple public equity and private equity funds with a combined AUM of over USD 5 billion.

The Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF) is a USD 600 million private equity fund raised from large, sophisticated, global investors targeted at investments principally in India. The Fund achieved final close in March 2013 and is Tata's flagship private equity fund. TOF is uniquely differentiated by its ability to leverage Tata's position as India's largest, most diversified and respected corporate group in order to identify, make and support proprietary investments into market leading businesses. The fund focuses on working with the strongest sponsor groups with the highest standards of governance.

TOF is long term, sector agnostic and addresses opportunities for growth capital and buy-out with typical equity investments in the range of USD 30 - 100 million, and has the capability to scale further by way of co-investments from the fund's limited partners. Current portfolio companies include Tata Sky, Ginger Hotels, TVS Logistics, Shriram Properties, Varroc, Tata Projects and Uber. The fund is managed by an experienced team of 11 professionals with support from a bench of experienced Operating Advisors.

The Fund expects to be fully deployed by 2016 and to launch a follow on fund of $600m to $750m with a similar thesis, and strategy.

www.tatacapital.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 it 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, Taipei, Shanghai, New York, London and San Francisco.

www.longreachgroup.com

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Top Tier Capital Partners

Top Tier Capital Partners is a San Francisco based registered investment adviser building customized niche-focused investment programs. With $5.3 billion under management and advisory services, Top Tier offers funds and customized solutions by investing in primary and secondary investments in venture capital and growth equity funds and co-investments in select portfolio companies.

Top Tier's value-add lies in the experience, deep networks, industry insights and superior client service accumulated over two decades in Silicon Valley. When selecting managers, Top Tier uses both quantitative and qualitative data, including their proprietary database (The Mine), which holds extensive data regarding market dynamics for potential exits. Using this balanced approach to due diligence and access, the team seeks to create diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns.

www.ttcp.com

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Unison Capital

Unison Capital, originally founded in 1998 by three founding members, operates mid-cap buyout funds in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Unison Capital is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has the longest track record in its space. In 2014, Unison Capital expanded in Korea to apply its well-tested mid-cap strategy and harness its deep Japan network for value-add.

Since its inception, Unison has launched four Japan-focused funds and invested in 23 companies with 17 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$680 million) Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$270 million) for its debut fund and has three portfolio companies. To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 720 billion (~$7.0 billion) and KRW 85 billion (~$74 million) in enterprise value, respectively.

Unison's Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 26 investment professionals, having diverse professional backgrounds in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Furthermore, Unison's broader network extends to in-house management advisers, financial institutions, consulting firms, and other experts in two countries and beyond to drive the robust growth of our portfolio companies.

www.unisoncap.com

 

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VIG Partners

VIG Partners (formerly known as Vogo Investment Group), founded in 2005, is one of the most established and experienced private equity firms in South Korea. Since inception, VIG has invested a total of $1.9 billion across 10 companies and has already achieved exits in 5 of those companies.

Over the past 10 years since founding, VIG has developed and refined a set of differentiated capabilities that it believes are responsible for its continued success:
• Control-oriented investments with proven value creation capabilities
o Strong operating experience enables team to effectively manage portfolio companies post-acquisition
• Thematic-driven approach in identifying attractive sectors and trends
o Research-driven approach of identifying attractive trends and sub-sectors
• Experienced, cohesive and local team
o Team of 10 investment professionals with combined investment experience of over 80 years and experience across investment banking, consulting and industry operations
o Senior member team has been working together for an average of 9 years
• Extensive relationships leading to proprietary deal flow
o Strong reputation of longest standing buyout firm key to sourcing proprietary deals
• Unique positioning in the Korean private equity sector
o The only local GP focusing on the mid-market buy-out segment in Korea

VIG believes that Korea provides a compelling addressable opportunity for private equity investment. The market opportunity is driven by a combination of factors including Korea's stable long-term macroeconomic development, prudent government policies, and a business environment that is supportive to the private equity industry.

www.vogo-fund.com

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Hogan Lovells

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what's next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you're expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world's most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. We help you identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Our 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you.

A fast-changing and inter-connected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That's what we provide. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, our legal solutions are aligned with your business strategy. Our experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives us the market perspective to be your global partner. We believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise.

Our team has a wide range of backgrounds. Diversity of backgrounds and experience delivers a broader perspective. Perspectives which ultimately make for more rounded thinking and better answers for you.

Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it's part of our core. We are advocates of justice, equality, and opportunity. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties. Around the world, our people are making a difference through pro bono activities, community investment, and social justice.

www.hoganlovells.com

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Morrison & Foerster

With more than a 1,000 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 has an exceptionally strong Asia platform with an expansive reach of over200 lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore.

Morrison & Foerster's Greater China Private Equity Practice

Morrison & Foerster's Greater 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.

What They Say About Us

"Valued for its combination of US law capabilities and long-standing Chinese market experience." - Chambers Asia 2015
"Very strong technical skills, and their advice is very practical. They are very user-friendly and watch our back, and they try to expand their role to lend further support and accommodate us wherever possible". - Chambers Asia 2015
"Morrison & Foerster is well positioned to represent local and regional private equity funds. The firm has an especially strong real estate platform and a fine record in TMT and healthcare." - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

www.mofo.com

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm with 16 offices located in major financial centers around the world and has helped shape the globalization of the legal profession for more than 65 years.

Cleary Gottlieb's Private Equity practice brings together leading lawyers across a range of practice areas and geographies, from fund formation specialists to finance lawyers and M&A specialists - working seamlessly in pursuit of our clients' goals. Our lawyers have structured and organized funds with commitments in excess of $100 billion throughout the world. We also assist our private equity clients in channeling capital into companies at every stage of their development, using a variety of transaction formats - leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, minority investments (including PIPE transactions) and divisional spinoffs.

With over 30 years of experience in Asia, Cleary Gottlieb has a longer history in the region than most other international law firms. We have offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul with more than 60 resident lawyers, many of whom are fluent in Chinese or Korean in addition to English, and have handled the largest and most innovative transactions both for clients based in Asia and those doing business in the region. In 2014 The Asian Lawyer named Cleary Gottlieb an "All-Star Firm" in its investment funds category in recognition of "those firms who have emerged as the most knowledgeable and trusted advisors in sectors that are major components of the Asian growth story."

www.clearygottlieb.com

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Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm's more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from over 70 offices around the world.

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 4,000 valuation advisory engagements for more than 1,700 clients - including 59% 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 U.S., by number of deals in 2014 (Thomson Financial Securities). Since 2005, Duff & Phelps has rendered more than 1,000 fairness and solvency opinions for transactions with an aggregate deal value of $2 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:

Patrick Wu, Managing Director, Patrick.wu@duffandphelps.com 852 2281 0100
Sammy Lai, Managing Director, Sammy.lai@duffandphelps.com, 86 10 5835 7008
Simon Tsang, Managing Director, Simon.tsang@duffandphelps.com, 86 21 6032 0600
David Lu, Managing Director, David.lu@duffandphelps.com, 86 21 6032 0600
Srividya C Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director, Srividya.gopalakrishnan@duffandphelps.com, 65 6589 9191

www.duffandphelps.com

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Guernsey

Some of the biggest private equity houses globally have their funds domiciled and serviced in Guernsey.

Leading managers such as Apax, Ashmore, BC Partners, Coller Capital, Investec, HarbourVest, Pantheon, Permira and Schroders have their funds domiciled and administered in the Island. Many have offices and staff based in Guernsey.

There is ideal infrastructure and expertise available for promoters from Asia:

• experienced managers, administrators and custodians;
• pragmatic yet flexible regulation;
• a fast track regulatory approval capability;
• modern legislation;
• a competitive tax environment with tax neutrality for funds;
• bespoke IT systems;
• accounting services;
• legal expertise; and
• access to European capital markets.

Guernsey - which is not a member of the EU - has provided a unique offering in response to AIFMD, by introducing a fully equivalent AIFMD opt-in regime, while also continuing to offer the existing regime for those not wishing to access the EU or who are able to avail of private placement regimes.

www.guernseyfinance.com

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Intertrust

Intertrust is a publicly-listed company with more than 60 years' experience in providing world-class fund administration, trust and corporate management services.

We provide a full range of services to the alternative funds industry, including private equity funds, real estate and hedge funds. From fund formation, accounting and administration, to investor reporting, compliance and SPV management services, our professionals have the experience and technical knowledge to successfully administer your fund. This enables you to focus on your core business activities.

As a leading independent global service provider, Intertrust operates with over 2,400 professionals from 41 offices in 31 countries.

Contact us: hongkong@intertrustgroup.com

www.intertrustgroup.com

 

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Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world's leading law firms, with approximately 1,700 lawyers practicing from twelve offices in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Our clients and experience cut across every major industry and discipline. Our three Asia offices have approximately 80 lawyers serving global clients on private equity, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, debt finance, capital markets, restructuring, litigation, government investigations and regulatory compliance matters.

We have a market-leading private equity practice in Asia, representing clients in multi-jurisdictional leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, fund formations, recapitalizations, restructurings, take-privates, exits and other complex private equity transactions in Asia, including Australia and Japan.

Known as the ‘go-to' firm in the private equity space, we are acting on behalf of more than 400 private equity firms in every major market around the world. Approximately 80 percent of the firm's 700 corporate lawyers practice primarily in private equity. The firm has been involved in some of the largest and most innovative private equity deals ever done. Pioneering the structuring of private equity transactions since the early ‘80s, we have more than 30 years of significant private equity experience with unrivalled access to intellectual capital of benefit to all clients. We consistently rank in number 1 of global buyouts league tables, and have been ranked in Band 1 in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms) and Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2016.

www.kirkland.com

 

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S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important-some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence

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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 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Sanne engages more than 300 people and has in excess of €100 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. For more than 140 years, we have been providing insightful, valuable and tailored legal solutions to our clients. Founded in 1873, the firm has approximately 850 lawyers from 80 countries located in 20 offices in major financial centers for international business and commerce worldwide, practicing Hong Kong, U.S., English, EU, French, German, Italian and Saudi 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.

The firm earns its reputation in providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. We are named to The American Lawyer's prestigious "A-List" for consecutive years, representing "the cream of the crop among the nation's elite law firms" - only 20 are selected. We have also been named to Law 360 "Global 20" List for the fifth consecutive year which recognizes the 20 law firms that had the biggest global presence and handled the largest, most significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year. In addition, we are consistently ranked top-tier in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East by leading global independent directories, including Chambers, IFLR1000, Legal 500, AmLaw 100 and Euromoney, among others.

A trusted partner in every step of your transaction in Asia and beyond

In Asia, Shearman & Sterling has dedicated teams of approximately 100 lawyers practicing in offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo for over 30 years. Our long-time practitioners in Asia distinguishes themselves by harnessing strong industry experience, deep understanding of the regional cultural and economic subtleties, and speaking regional languages, including Mandarin Chinese and various Chinese dialects, Japanese and Korean. They have been at the forefront of Asia's most dynamic and innovative transactions.

We have expertise in a variety of practice areas and are currently ranked by a number of legal directories as a leading law firm for Investment Funds, Private Equity, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, and Project Finance in Asia.

www.shearman.com

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Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

Across the planet, we deliver accurate, up-to-the-millisecond news and financial information to decision makers who must have the right data at their fingertips. We provide comprehensive knowledge-sharing and research tools to professionals in fields ranging from science and pharmaceuticals to law, accounting and finance. And we ground all areas of our enterprise in disciplined expertise backed by industry-leading technological innovation. Above all, our established and emerging platforms are built on the trust that we work to earn each day, everywhere Thomson Reuters does business. We're trusted for the decisions that matter most, empowering customers to act with confidence in a complex world.

Thomson Reuters employs more than 55,000 people, operates in over 100 countries and has a history of powering the financial community for over 150 years.

www.thomsonreuters.com 

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GE Ventures

GE Ventures is committed to identifying, scaling and accelerating ideas that will make the world work better. Focused on the areas of software, advanced manufacturing, energy and healthcare, GE Ventures helps entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed by providing access to GE's technical expertise, capital and opportunities for commercialization through GE's global network of business, customers and partners. GE Ventures offers an unparalleled level of resources through its Global Research Center, including: 35,000 engineers; 5,000 research scientists; 8,000 software professionals; as well as 40,000 sales, marketing and development resources in over 100 countries.

www.geventures.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 five funds totaling approximately USD 650M, including the fifth fund which was raised in 2016. The majority of LPs are institutional investors both from and outside of Japan. Globis focuses on Japan's high-growth sectors, such as the internet, mobile, e-commerce, social media, and 6-techs (Finance, Healthcare, Education, Auto, Home, Frontier). 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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Top Tier Capital Partners

Top Tier Capital Partners is a San Francisco based registered investment adviser building customized niche-focused investment programs. With $5.3 billion under management and advisory services, Top Tier offers funds and customized solutions by investing in primary and secondary investments in venture capital and growth equity funds and co-investments in select portfolio companies.

Top Tier's value-add lies in the experience, deep networks, industry insights and superior client service accumulated over two decades in Silicon Valley. When selecting managers, Top Tier uses both quantitative and qualitative data, including their proprietary database (The Mine), which holds extensive data regarding market dynamics for potential exits. Using this balanced approach to due diligence and access, the team seeks to create diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns.

www.ttcp.com

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Vickers Venture Partners

Vickers Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on venture capital investments in Asia and beyond. 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.

- Track record:
Vickers has invested and led co-investments of a total of $164 million in 36 early stage companies across four funds and the total value today is worth $1,417 million, a gross multiple of 8.63x over invested capital and a net multiple of 6.5x*. All four funds are currently in the top quartile when compared to Preqin's database^ and our latest fund is currently the best performing fund since vintage 2008.

- Team Experience:
Vickers' senior members are fluent in key regional dialects and have worked together since its founding.

- Ability to execute investment strategy:
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), JJE (trade sale), M-Daq (trade sale) and Hillstone (trade sale).

- Sourcing capabilities:
The Vickers team reviews more than 2,000 deals per year over which 80% are uniquely sourced independently of intermediaries.


*Based on Proforma of Q2'2016
^Based on Preqin

www.vickersventure.com

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Cooley

Cooley is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries from our offices in China, the United States and Europe. With 900 attorneys worldwide, Cooley has the range and expertise to serve clients of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace.

Our dedication to Asia's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. We have been building funds in Asia for 25 years and advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. Recognized as the 2015 Legal VC/PE Foreign Fund Raising Legal Advisor of the year by Zero2IPO, we advised on the formation of more than 20 China VC funds, raising more than USD $4 billion last year.

Today, we are counsel to more than 325 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 45 fund managers with their primary operations in Asia and numerous other managers outside of Asia making investments in portfolio companies in Asia. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, native fund formation specialists who assist our Asia based funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters. Additionally, we regularly assist our fund clients and their portfolio companies with complex mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, a wide variety of private financing and capital markets transactions, cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions and joint ventures among others.

www.cooley.com

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HarbourVest Partners

HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent private markets specialist, partnering with investors to provide investment programs and customized solutions focused on venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and credit through primary fund investments, secondary purchases, and direct co-investments. HarbourVest has more than 300 employees, including 80 investment professionals, deployed in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. HarbourVest manages investment portfolios for pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan, providing complete private market solutions.

www.harbourvest.com

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LGT Capital Partners

LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with USD 50 billion in assets under management and more than 400 institutional clients. A large, international team is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. LGT Capital Partners has recently been selected as the winner of a number of prestigious international private equity awards, incl ESG provider of the year by Professional Pensions and was also selected as best private equity fund of funds in Asia for multiple years in a row by AsianInvestor and The Asset.

www.lgtcp.com

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MVision

MVision is a leading global independent advisory firm. Founded in 2001, our company's success in raising capital, advising clients and creating investment opportunities in challenging times as well as fair, has set us apart in the world of Private Equity and Direct investments.

MVision's continued expansion in Asia, making us one of the region's largest advisers, is driven by our ability to identify and attract outstanding clients who are current and future market leaders.

MVision's global team of over 50 professionals deliver top quality bespoke advice, strategic industry insights, and creative solutions to our clients, as well as nurturing close working relationships with local Asian investors, providing them access to our diversified and high quality client base.

Together we represent 22 nationalities, speak 22 languages and operate out of offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, and San Francisco. 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 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.

We take pride in our long established relationships with the 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.

www.mvision.com

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Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.

A&M's dedicated Global Private Equity Services team provides independent analysis across the investment lifecycle that delivers results for investors and their portfolio companies. We integrate our financial, tax, commercial and operational expertise to seamlessly translate pre-due diligence findings and leverage our interim management approach to deliver post-deal operational improvements.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who leverage the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

www.alvarezandmarsal.com

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Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,200 locally admitted lawyers in 77 offices worldwide.

Our firm has been present in Asia for over 50 years and has been a key adviser to some of Asia's most established and respected companies, financial institutions and government organizations. Across the region, we are ranked #1 for advising on cross-border deals (Thomson Reuters). Our Asia Pacific Private Equity team has won a reputation for successfully managing complex multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as purely domestic transactions. We have more than 100 Private Equity lawyers located in 17 offices across the region.

Our lawyers are among the leading private equity advisers in the world, with a long and successful track record of advising clients in buyouts, capital raising, financings, restructurings and exits. We understand that adding value to private equity mandates means not only having cutting edge, multidisciplinary technical skills, but also commercial sophistication, specialized industry knowledge, authentic local connections, top quality project management skills and a global perspective.

We represent private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, financial institutions, pension funds, strategic investors, portfolio companies and management teams investing in a broad range of industries in the Asia Pacific. Advising on high profile transactions in the region, we are recommended in leading legal directories and regularly appear in the relevant league tables.

Combining strong money-center deal experience with in-depth knowledge of local market and industry trends, we are uniquely positioned to undertake private equity deals across the Asia Pacific region and globally.

www.bakermckenzie.com

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Hogan Lovells

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what's next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you're expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world's most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. We help you identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Our 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you.

A fast-changing and inter-connected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That's what we provide. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, our legal solutions are aligned with your business strategy. Our experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives us the market perspective to be your global partner. We believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise.

Our team has a wide range of backgrounds. Diversity of backgrounds and experience delivers a broader perspective. Perspectives which ultimately make for more rounded thinking and better answers for you.

Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it's part of our core. We are advocates of justice, equality, and opportunity. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties. Around the world, our people are making a difference through pro bono activities, community investment, and social justice.

www.hoganlovells.com

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Ansarada

Ansarada is the fastest growing VDR company, globally. Why? We make deals like M&A and fundraising as simple as possible. We focus on what's in the way and eliminate it. Meaning zero roadblocks and zero stress for you. With an ansarada data room you'll find exactly what you need. And nothing you don't. Sophisticated tailored, data rooms that are simple and intuitive to use. So you can focus on getting your deal done.

www.ansarada.com

 

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CMIA

Founded in 2003, CMIA Capital Partners is a private equity company focused on investment opportunities in China and Southeast Asia. Since inception, CMIA has led over USD500M in private equity investments.

We are focused on control and growth capital investments in mid-sized businesses in China. We are particularly keen on opportunities in China's (i) agriculture, agribusiness & food and (ii) healthcare & medical sectors. We seek to work in partnership with trustworthy management teams with proven track records.

Our investment team comprises experienced investment professionals from diverse backgrounds, with complementary skill sets and a wide network of government and business contacts, particularly in China and the Southeast Asia region. CMIA leverages both local and international knowledge, experience and expertise to work successfully with our business partners.

CMIA is committed to high ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) standards across all our investments. We believe that good ESG practices play an important role in enhancing long-term value and mitigating risks for our stakeholders.

CMIA has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

For more information, email us at contactus@cmia.com.

www.cmia.com

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Guernsey

Some of the biggest private equity houses globally have their funds domiciled and serviced in Guernsey.

Leading managers such as Apax, Ashmore, BC Partners, Coller Capital, Investec, HarbourVest, Pantheon, Permira and Schroders have their funds domiciled and administered in the Island. Many have offices and staff based in Guernsey.

There is ideal infrastructure and expertise available for promoters from Asia:

• experienced managers, administrators and custodians;
• pragmatic yet flexible regulation;
• a fast track regulatory approval capability;
• modern legislation;
• a competitive tax environment with tax neutrality for funds;
• bespoke IT systems;
• accounting services;
• legal expertise; and
• access to European capital markets.

Guernsey - which is not a member of the EU - has provided a unique offering in response to AIFMD, by introducing a fully equivalent AIFMD opt-in regime, while also continuing to offer the existing regime for those not wishing to access the EU or who are able to avail of private placement regimes.

www.guernseyfinance.com

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Guernsey

Some of the biggest private equity houses globally have their funds domiciled and serviced in Guernsey.

Leading managers such as Apax, Ashmore, BC Partners, Coller Capital, Investec, HarbourVest, Pantheon, Permira and Schroders have their funds domiciled and administered in the Island. Many have offices and staff based in Guernsey.

There is ideal infrastructure and expertise available for promoters from Asia:

• experienced managers, administrators and custodians;
• pragmatic yet flexible regulation;
• a fast track regulatory approval capability;
• modern legislation;
• a competitive tax environment with tax neutrality for funds;
• bespoke IT systems;
• accounting services;
• legal expertise; and
• access to European capital markets.

Guernsey - which is not a member of the EU - has provided a unique offering in response to AIFMD, by introducing a fully equivalent AIFMD opt-in regime, while also continuing to offer the existing regime for those not wishing to access the EU or who are able to avail of private placement regimes.

www.guernseyfinance.com

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Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and compliance services. Clients trust Merrill's innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 41 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.

www.merrillcorp.com

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Preqin

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

Follow us on Twitter: www.preqin.com/Twitter and LinkedIn: www.preqin.com/LinkedIn
www.preqin.com

sing, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

Follow us on Twitter: www.preqin.com/Twitter and LinkedIn: www.preqin.com/LinkedIn

www.preqin.com

 

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S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important-some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence

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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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Caixin

Caixin Media is a media group dedicated to providing financial and business news through online content, mobile apps, periodicals, conferences, books and TV/video programs. Caixin Media aims to blaze a trail that helps traditional media prosper in the new media age through integrated multimedia platforms.

Led by Hu Shuli, who is internationally recognized for her achievements in journalism, the editorial staff at Caixin Media is well-known for independent thinking and professional practices. They are insiders with a profound understanding of China's economic and social transition. They are sharp observers with a global vision. They are the torchbearers of professional journalism, known for providing high-quality, credible content.

www.caixin.com

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China Business Law Journal

China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) is a fully bilingual monthly magazine for China-focused in-house counsel and law firms. It provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in China and indispensable intelligence on the country's legal market. China Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. subscribe@cblj.com

www.cblj.com

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China Money Network

CHINA MONEY NETWORK is a media company providing news, insights, events and data for the alternative investment industry in the Greater China region. China Money Network's services include real time news briefs, a top-rated audio/video podcast featuring prominent China-focused investment managers; an alternative investment managers database; high level investment events, other creative value-added services, and a Chinese language platform ZhongguoJinrongTouziWang.com.

www.ChinaMoneyNetwork.com

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FinTech News Singapore

Fintech News Singapore covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem - i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Robo Advisor and Lending - and Startups in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Fintech News Singapore also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in Southeast Asia.

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IBLJ

India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) is a market-leading monthly magazine that provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in India. Its readers are in-house counsel and private practice lawyers around the world. India Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. www.indilaw.com

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mergermarket

Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, Mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com

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Association of Family Office

Association of Family Offices in Asia (AFO) is a professional society in Asia distinctively gathers single, multi and virtual family offices as well as the industry societies in the region. AFO offers a range of consultancy services and organize activities to facilitate collaboration and co-investment among the prestige circle.

AFO Mission:

• Promote the industry and advocate members to practice the highest ethical standard and deliver customers with professional & reliable financial services.
• Encourage the practitioners to commit to continuous professional development training, thereby promote the industry to advance to the higher level of specialization
• Research with particular interests in the long-term development of the industry, regulatory policies & the effectiveness and the competition in Asia and in global arena.
• Support the constancy exchange among the practitioners practicing in the region and build the platform to enable the communication & networking among practitioners.
• Enhance the communication and engagement among family offices in the region and establish network for arranging club deals.
• Provide resources, education and consultation services for family offices in the region.
• Encourage all family members to become involved in the goal of developing and preserving family legacy through the instrument of the single family office.
• Support the industry to promote all-rounded services covering financial, succession management and corporate development to wealthy families and their family offices.

http://familyoffices-asia.org

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BPEA

Beijing Private Equity Association (BPEA),established on Jun.20th, 2008, joined voluntarily by PE investors, is a non-profit social group approved by Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau.

BPEA was guided and supported by relevant State departments and Beijing municipal government departments; it provides service to various fund companies and intermediary institutions which are registered in Beijing. We also committed to build the self-regulatory discipline of PE industry, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of members, improve members' professional capability, strengthen the communication and cooperation both between members and between domestic and foreign PE investors, in order to promote sound development of China's PE Industry.

Until now, BPEA has over 110 members, which managed over 320 billions, our members including top China PE/VC institutions such as, Hopu Investments Management Co., Ltd., Hony Capital and CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd. etc.

www.bpea.net.cn

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CAPE

The China Association of Private Equity (CAPE) is a voluntary union and non-profit social group, jointly established by private equity industry players. CAPE has been guided and supported by relevant state authorities; Adhering to the principles of "Standardization, Internationalization, and Marketization", it provides services to various funds and intermediary institutions registered in China. We are also committed to building the self-regulatory discipline of the PE industry, safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of members, improving member's professional capabilities, strengthening communication and cooperation among members as well as domestic and foreign PE investors, in order to promote the sound development of China's PE industry.

http://chinacape.org/

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China Venture Capital Association

Founded in 2002, China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association ("CVCA") is a member based trade organization established to promote the interest and the development of the venture capital ("VC") and private equity ("PE") industry in the Greater China Region. Its 100+ member firms collectively manage over US$500 billion in total AUM. CVCA members are representatives of the most seasoned PE/VC investors and service providers who have experienced global economic cycles. The members have made many successful investments in a variety of industries in the Greater China Region. CVCA is dedicated to promoting the progress and the healthy and sustainable development of venture capital and private equity in the Greater China Region.

www.cvca.org.cn/chinese/index.asp

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CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors' interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 127,000 members in 150 countries and territories, including 120,000 CFA charterholders, and 144 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.

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The Coller Institute of Venture (CIV)

The Coller Institute of Venture (CIV) at Tel Aviv University (http://civ.global) is a research center committed to advancing the global venture ecosystem. CIV forges a stronger connection between academic research and the business world by fostering collaborations between scholars, investors, policymakers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Our goal is to further enable the global fast-paced, high-value venture ecosystem and to compress the value chain all the way from innovation through to institutional investors. This is our mission because we believe that a vibrant, healthy and productive venture ecosystem propels higher quality of life.

We act as a global hub through developing and sharing venture knowledge through publications, dissemination of awards & grants, and global events. By becoming CIV members, qualified friends gain unlimited access to unique content such as the Coller Venture Review publications, reports and other resources.

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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.

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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ILPA

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 ilpa.org.

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INSEAD’s Private Equity Centre

The Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) drives teaching , research and events in the field of Private Equity and related alternative investments at INSEAD, a world leading business school. It was launched in 2009 to combine rigour and reach to the school's research capabilities and the talents of global professionals in the private equity industry. The GPEI aims to enhance the productivity of the capital deployed in this asset class and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices.

www.insead.edu/gpei

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LPACN

Initiated in September 2008 by leading Limited Partners ("LP") in Asia, Limited Partners Association of China (LPACN) aims to become the most credible non-profit platform of interaction for institutional investors in private equity from China and abroad.

LPACN commits itself to maintaining the common interests of LPs in China, promoting the understanding and cooperation between Chinese and international institutional investors through research, forums and exchange programs, and facilitating a healthy and sustainable development for the Chinese venture capital and private equity industry.

www.lpacn.com/aboutus_lpacn.shtml

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Monte Jade Science & Technology Association (Taiwan)

Named after Monte Jade, the highest mountain in Taiwan, the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association ("Monte Jade") was established by a group of high-tech Chinese-American executives and companies in Silicon Valley in 1990. Their initial driving force was to bring together the high-tech companies from the Bay Area and the other side of Pacific which crave entrepreneurship, business operation, management, investment, technologies and marketing and create their synergy respectively. After its inception, Chinese around the globe echo its vision and found their own local chapters. Then, a Global Monte Jade Association was formed to encompass all the local branches.

To respond to Monte Jade's entrepreneurial spirit of pursuing excellence and gazing far, Mr. Chao-Shiuan Liu made a daring call; Monte Jade Association (Taiwan) was formed on May 5, 2001 in Taipei. His vision is to establish a global knowledge-based platform focus on technologies, entrepreneurship, and investment affair for the Chinese community. It offers technology oriented activities such as forum, gathering, annual events, trainings and publications and exchange platform. It attracts the participation of global Chinese entrepreneurs; assist those mid-size companies in Taiwan to evolve thru new innovative technologies, management models and marketing packages. These will promote the overall competitiveness of industrial development in Taiwan.

Now Monte Jade (Taiwan) had grown to have 200 individual members, 100 corporate members and 3000 plus electronic supporters for the past ten years. They are mostly founders and corporate officers of large and midsized companies in Taiwan. Those members will receive a bi-monthly Monte Jade Newsletter publication and supporters will receive electronic mail of Monte Jade activities monthly. The board members of the Association are elected from those influential companies or organization heads by all the members. The chairmen are then chosen from the board members to head the board meeting, activity planning and budget allocation. The secretary office will be the operational arm to promote these assigned activities.

www.mjtaiwan.org.tw

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MVCA

The Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA) was formed in 1995. The organisation comprises leading and active players in the venture capital and private equity industry.

Its mission is to promote and develop the venture capital and private equity industry in Malaysia, and advocates policies that enhance the environment for venture capital and private equity activities. It also serves as the authorised platform for members to express their views to policy makers in resolving issues and removing obstacles that impede the growth of the venture capital and private equity industry.

Among others, the Association also strives to:

• stimulate the promotion, research and analysis of venture capital in Malaysia and in other countries.

• promote cooperation among members, to encourage joint efforts and business undertakings among members as well as to provide a regular forum for the exchange of views amongst members.

• develop and encourage the highest standard of professional ethics in the venture capital industry.

Activities of MVCA include:

• Conferences and symposiums on venture capital and issues directly or indirectly related to it.

• Regular forum among members on the latest issues pertaining to venture capital.

• Conduct dialogues and make presentations to any governmental or public authorities or bodies on behalf of the members on regulatory issues and formation of new venture activities.

• Collaboration with foreign venture capital association for the advancement of the venture capital industry in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit our website at www.mvca.org.my

 

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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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TiE

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs. The Hong Kong Chapter of TiE was started in 2012. To join please refer to our website at www.hk.tie.org or email at tie.china.hk@gmail.com.

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LT VCA

Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LT VCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the PE & VC industry in Lithuania. Our goal is to increase awareness of the activities of our members as well as to increase the output of innovative companies by developing attractive and sustainable environment for entrepreneurs, institutional investors and fund managers. LT VCA was established in May 2009 and currently have 21 active companies/members covering different types of venture capital business activities: fund management companies, consulting firms, lawyers, public institutions etc., who support and advise investors and entrepreneurs in the structuring and management of their partnerships. LT VCA is open to cooperation with VC funds, asset management & investment, business angels, legal offices, financial consultants etc.

http://vca.lt/en/

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Strategic Public Relations Group

Founded in 1995, Strategic Public Relations Group ("SPRG") is one of Asia's largest PR networks and Hong Kong's largest financial PR consultancy. It is a fully integrated PR agency with major focus on investor relations and financial communications. Leveraging the expertise of 290+ professionals from nine offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, SPRG provides a wealth of world-class PR services including IR/listing communications, corporate and marketing communications, and brand building consultation for corporations in Asia. Via a global affiliation network, SPRG also has access to 100+ cities around the world.

http://sprg.com.hk

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