Sponsors

Co-Sponsors


Lead Sponsor


Legal Sponsor


VC Legal Sponsor


PE Leaders' Summit Sponsor


VC Summit Sponsor


Supporting Organisations


Media Partners


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.

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 c.40 team members with offices located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu.

www.crcicapital.com

Back to top

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

Back to top

HQ Capital

HQ Capital is a leading independent alternative investment manager with currently more than US$11 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 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

Back to top

ShawKwei & Partners

ShawKwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We invest in mid-market industrial and service companies operating across Asia.

We have been in Asia for over 25 years. Our deep knowledge and experience enables us to understand the unique challenges faced by Asian companies competing in today's global markets.

We take significant ownership stakes in our investments coupled with a disciplined and hands-on management of those investments. Our investment philosophy is to guide companies to build better businesses and achieve long-term success.

The ShawKwei strategy, methods and practices are specially crafted for private equity investments in businesses operating in Asia. Together they form the partnership between ShawKwei and our portfolio companies.

www.shawkwei.com

Back to top

Shoreline Capital

Shoreline Capital is a private fund manager specializing in finding and creating value in investment opportunities that arise from inefficiencies and distress within China's markets. The firm currently manages over US$1.5 billion of capital in portfolios of non-performing loans, restructured single credits, special situation financings, distressed private equity and real estate. Our investor base consists of internationally renowned endowments, funds-of-funds, pensions and philanthropic foundations.

Over the years Shoreline Capital has established close working relationship with over 50 servicers and developed a proprietary information platform that covers deal sourcing, due diligence, pricing, acquisition and exits. Shoreline Capital has likely established the widest and deepest network of any distressed investors in China. The network consists of valuable local contacts in various fields, including government bureau and agencies, banks and financial institutions, asset management companies (‘AMC') and law firms. The sizeable network feeds Shoreline with intelligence that is essential in establishing information asymmetry vis-à-vis Shoreline's competitors or asset-sellers. The firm's unique team, proprietary investment platform and broadly established network in China contribute to Shoreline Capital's consistent track record of superior risk-adjusted returns since 2004.

www.shoreline-capital.com
www.shoreline.com.cn

Back to top

Tata Opportunities Fund

Tata is India's largest and most diversified industrial grouping. Founded in 1868, the group has a long history of creating and nurturing businesses. The Tata group is made up of over 100 independent operating companies of which 29 are publicly listed and which together have an aggregate market capitalization of ~USD 116 billion (as at 31 March 2016). During the financial year 2015-16, the total revenue of Tata companies, was ~USD 103 billion. Tata is one of India's most trusted and highly respected business houses and is India's best recognised brand. Tata Capital's private equity franchise benefits from this privilege and builds on the group's "leadership with trust" credo in supporting its investee companies.

The Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF) is a ~USD 600 million private equity fund raised predominantly from leading global institutions and is primarily focused on investing in India. TOF has a differentiated strategy of investing into proprietary deal situations leveraging Tata's wide network and resources. TOF's current investments span high growth markets within consumer, industrial, infrastructure, services and technology. Each of TOF's portfolio companies has strong governance and management; a focused business strategy; highly respected Indian/global partners; and is a market leader of scale. Through an experienced team of private equity professionals and operating partners, TOF leverages Tata's strong track record of generating shareholder returns. A follow-on fund of similar scale and strategy will likely be launched during 2017.

www.tatacapital.com

Back to top

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

Back to top

Morrison & Foerster

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 16 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 over 200 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

• "Deft handling of venture capital and private equity mandates for key Chinese and International investors. Especially noted for deep experience on outbound investment into US targets. Also advises significant corporates in financial investments around the world." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
• "The team is practical, quick and receives good support from its global offices." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

www.mofo.com

 

Back to top

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

Back to top

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 offices around the world.

American Appraisal is now Duff & Phelps
In February 2015, American Appraisal was acquired by Duff & Phelps. The transaction bolsters Duff & Phelps' world-class valuation capabilities, adding professionals in more than 50 offices globally. As a result, Duff & Phelps significantly expand its geographic footprint in Europe and Asia.

www.duffandphelps.com

Back to top

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 Ms. Linda Li, Vickers manages 5 funds and proprietary capital to date, with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore and a presence in California and New York. The portfolio covers technology, media, and telecommunications as well as consumer, life sciences and financial services.

Track Record:
Vickers has invested in and led co-investments for a total of $330 million in 34 early stage companies across four funds. The total value as of Q2'16 is $2.13 billion, a gross multiple of 6.45x over invested capital and a net multiple of 5.51x. Three out of four funds are currently in the top quartile when compared to Preqin's database and Vickers Fund IV is currently the best performing fund since vintage 2008.

Highly Experienced Team with Local Markets Presence:
The Vickers team brings significant expertise and experience growing emerging companies. Founded in 2005 by Dr. Finian Tan and his three partners, Vickers has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore and a presence in California and New York. The four partners are supported by five Managing Directors.

Proprietary Sourcing:
Highly differentiated network of prospective investments. Network built over 11 years from a combination of market recognition of high profile past successes, a growing prior investment pipeline and active out-reach by the firm's principals. Vickers consistently reviews over 3,000 deals a year with, on average, five investments coming to fruition.

Proven Investment Process:
The firm's Investment Committee operates a proprietary risk allocation model and deal filtering process. This is an iterative process that is continuously reviewed and honed to maximize the best risk reward in portfolio. This process has led to 72% success rate for early stage investments; approximately 50% of successful transactions have generated at least a 5x MOIC or 25% IRR.

www.vickersventure.com

Back to top

AAMA

The Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) is the largest pan-Asian technology association in the world, accelerating ideas and best-in-class collaboration, resulting in successful business ventures throughout the Asia-Pacific region and global economy. With a network of 10,000+ leading executives, stakeholders and investors from over 2,000 companies and chapters throughout Asia and the U.S., AAMA's roster represents a diverse and influential spectrum of technology industries, from robotics, internet, telecommunications, financial, multimedia/gaming, life sciences, healthcare, and more. AAMA's global presence includes chapters in both the U.S. and Asia, with locations in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta and Taiwan. Each chapter hosts events to promote business relationships and works closely with its U.S. headquarters to ensure members have access to global information and benefits.

www.aamasv.com

Back to top

AVCAL

AVCAL represents and promotes the long term interests of the private equity and venture capital industry in Australia.

We work to ensure a favourable environment for growth in sustainable equity investment and entrepreneurship. We fulfil this purpose by creating a forum for our members, being a single voice with government, regulators and the public through providing research and by facilitating networking and training programs throughout Australia.

Our association is overseen by a Council of 14 industry participants from the private equity and venture capital industries. The Council is supported by a range of specific working groups that provide input and guidance on specific issues and a secretariat headed by the industry spokesperson/CEO and is headquartered in Sydney, NSW.

In addition to supporting and promoting the industry, we periodically select and support appropriate philanthropy partners in Australia by providing them a distribution mechanism for corporate awareness. We are working towards encouraging principles of responsible investment (economic, socially aware and environmental) to our members.

If you are looking for capital, please check our detailed information below. AVCAL is an industry association, we do not provide capital.

AVCAL are associate members of the IGCC

Back to top

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.

Back to top

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.

www.hkvca.com.hk

Back to top

ILPA

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.

Back to top

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.

www.nzvca.co.nz

Back to top

SVCA

The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.

To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:

  • Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
  • Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
  • Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
  • Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives

www.svca.org.sg

Back to top

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 is published by Vantage Asia. subscribe@vantageasia.com / www.cblj.com

http://www.cblj.com/

Back to top

Mergermarket

Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 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.

Back to top

Co-Sponsors
Lead Sponsor
Legal Sponsor
VC Legal Sponsor
PE Leaders' Summit Sponsor
VC Summit Sponsor
Supporting Organisations
Media Partners