The Asian Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards 2020

As the industry's premier information source, the Asian Venture Capital Journal tasks itself with highlighting the firms, professionals, investments, exits and fundraises that are a cut above the rest. We do this on an ongoing basis through our editorial coverage and annually through our awards. As such, we are proud to introduce the 20th AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards.

The Awards have become a mark of distinction in Asian private equity, and a showcase for first-class innovation, ingenuity and performance. They are also unique in the region in how they are distributed - relying primarily on nominations and votes cast by Asia's entire private equity and venture capital community, but with contributions from a select panel of industry judges as well as the AVCJ Editorial Board. To be selected as a winner is to be truly acknowledged as preeminent. The winners will be announced on November 19, coinciding with the AVCJ Forum, which runs from November 17 to November 19.

Watch the Awards presentation recording here

Congratulations to all the winners:
  • Fundraising the Year – Venture Capital: 
    Ince Capital Partners I (Ince Capital)

  • Fundraising of the Year – Mid Cap: 
    Ascendent Capital Partners III (AscendentCapital Partners)

  • Fundraising of the Year – Large Cap: 
    Carlyle Japan Partners IV (The Carlyle Group)

  • Deal of the Year – Small Cap: 
    TaniGroup (Golden Gate Ventures/IntudoVentures/Openspace Ventures/BRI Ventures/Tenaya Capital/UOB Venture Management)

  • Deal of the Year – Mid Cap: 
    Perfect Diary (Boyu Capital/Gaorong Capital/Hillhouse Capital/Hopu Investment/Longhu Capital/Tiger Global Management/VMG Partners)

  • Deal of the Year – Large Cap: 
    Jio Platforms (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority/General Atlantic/Intel Capital/KKR/L Catterton/Mubadala Investment/Public Investment Fund/Qualcomm Ventures/Silver Lake/TPG/Vista Equity Partners)

  • Exit of the Year – IPO: 
    SBI Cards & Payment Services (The Carlyle Group)

  • Exit of the Year – Small Cap: 
    China Feihe (Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia)

  • Exit of the Year – Mid Cap: 
    EMC Holdings (Affirma Capital)

  • Exit of the Year – Large Cap: 
    Velocity Frequent Flyer (Affinity Equity Partners)

  • Responsible Investment Award: 
    Canvest Environment (Olympus Capital)

  • Operational Value Add Award: 
    Nexus Day Hospitals (Mercury Capital)

  • Operational Value Add Award: 
    TEG (Affinity Equity Partners)

  • Firm of the Year – Mid Cap: 
    Advantage Partners

  • Firm of the Year – Large Cap: 
    Warburg Pincus

  • AVCJ Special Achievement Award: 
    Lip-Bu Tan