Private equity’s central role in China’s economic evolution
The AVCJ China Virtual Forum will bring together leading fund managers, institutional investors, and industry players from across the globe to connect on a fully interactive digital platform, transcending borders and time zones. This two-day conference will delve into the changing Chinese private equity and venture capital landscape and provide attendees with the knowledge and contacts necessary to invest in the rebound of China.
Through interactive panel discussions, interviews, presentations, and live Q&A sessions, this virtual forum will keep delegates up to date with the latest economic and policy developments in China, as well as reveal the opportunities arising from the current market dynamics and the strategies needed to maximise returns.
As with our physical AVCJ Forums, this digital event will encourage thought-provoking discussions, collaboration, and networking between 30+ speakers and 700+ attendees, including 200+ LPs – all from the comfort, convenience, and safety of your computer or mobile device.
KPMG member firms and its affiliates operating in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau are collectively referred to as “KPMG China”.
KPMG China is based in 21 offices across 19 cities with around 12,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi’an, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. Working collaboratively across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 153 countries and territories and have 207,000 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.
In 1992, KPMG became the first international accounting network to be granted a joint venture licence in mainland China. KPMG was also the first among the Big Four in mainland China to convert from a joint venture to a special general partnership, as of 1 August 2012. Additionally, the Hong Kong firm can trace its origins to 1945. This early commitment to this market, together with an unwavering focus on quality, has been the foundation for accumulated industry experience, and is reflected in KPMG’s appointment for multi-disciplinary services (including audit, tax and advisory) by some of China’s most prestigious companies.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Drawing on 45+ years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships, Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and has approximately $40 billion in assets under management. Adams Street has offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Coller Capital is one of the world’s leading investors in private equity’s secondary market. The firm acquires interests in private equity funds and portfolios of private companies from their original owners.
Founded in 1990, the firm is headquartered in London, and has offices in New York and Hong Kong. Coller’s multinational investment team – the world’s largest dedicated to secondaries – has a truly global reach.
In December 2015, the firm closed Coller International Partners VII, with capital commitments of $7.15 billion and backing from approximately 170 of the world’s leading institutional investors.
CCV was founded by former KPCB China Managing Partner, Wei Zhou, together with his TMT investment team of 10 years at the firm.
Leading the top-tier Silicon Valley VC China fund for 10 years, CCV brings a dynamic combination of investors with global perspective and local experience to TMT investment, focusing on early stage and growth stage investments, including innovation in technology, consumer internet and enterprise.
For over 10 years, our team have backed founders building iconic companies from the early stage. Nearly 30% of investments have become unicorns, including JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), CreditEase (NYSE:YRD), Rong360 (NYSE:JT), Himalaya FM, Tan Tan (acquired by NASDAQ:MOMO), VenusTech (SZ:002439), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), Yixia.com, ULUCU (NEEQ:837110), Miaozhen Systems, Asia Innovation Group, Scinor Water (acquired by TRCE:300332), KJY Water (NEEQ:835159), and Arrail Dental.
Wanka Online (HKSE:1762) went public in December 2018, less than 18 months after CCV’s series B investment. Besides, many of CCV’s portfolio companies have seen significant business growth and closed multiple funding rounds, including JD Digits, Perfect, Ice Kredit, Zuzuche, Veer VR, Menya, Bizvane, Joyrun, Cowa Robot, Lomotif, Dingdong Class, Shukun Technology, and Yunhu Health. Several portfolio companies are also preparing for IPOs in the next 18 months.
CCV is widely recognized as a top emerging TMT venture capital firm by peers and the entrepreneur community. It was named among China’s Top 3 High Growth Venture Capital Firms by CV, 2019 China’s Top 10 Growth Venture Capital Firms and 2019 China’s Top 20 Fintech Venture Capital Firms by CVCRI, China’s Top 15 Early-stage Venture Capital Firms by FoF Weekly, China’s Top 30 Internet Venture Capital Firms by Zero2IPO. CCV has won nearly 70 awards within 2 years, and its partner was named among China’s Best Venture Capital Investors by Forbes and Fortune.
Green Harbor Investment (or “Green Harbor”) is a private equity fund that focuses on investment in the consumption-driven sectors. Since its inception in early 2015, Green Harbor has achieved a total AUM of nearly $1 billion across the USD and RMB funds.
We strive to invest in good businesses with excellent management teams and work alongside them to create value and bring success to the companies. All of our portfolio companies are either IPO-listed or about to go public, bringing significant returns to our LPs.
Cooley LLP is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries from our offices in Asia, Europe and the United States. With 1000+ lawyers, Cooley has the range and expertise to serve clients of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace.
Our dedication to China's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. Cooley has been advising on China-related matters over three decades, dating back to 1989, when the firm advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. Today, we are counsel to 500+ private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 80 fund managers with their primary operations in China and numerous other managers outside of the PRC making investments in portfolio companies in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. We have a team of 40+ specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in China. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters. Cooley has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and soon in Singapore, and works closely with Cooley’s United States and European offices to serve fund clients worldwide.
As a full service global law firm, we regularly assist our China fund clients and their portfolio companies with complex mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, a wide variety of private financing and capital markets transactions, public company disclosure issues, share distributions, local and cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions, joint ventures, as well as supply and distribution arrangements, among other matters.