KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. KPMG’s Private Equity group in China provides end to end advisory and assurance services to private equity funds, venture capital funds, private credit funds, sovereign wealth and other direct investment managers. Moreover, to augment this, KPMG China and its member firms have established focused industry groups covering areas in which we have particular knowledge. Not exhaustive, but we have sector capabilities focused on Consumer Markets, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Industrials, Infrastructure, Logistics, Pharmaceuticals and TMT.
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.
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.
HIKE Capital, a Chinese founders fund, was established in Dec. 2015, co-founded by Mark Yang and Anna Xu.
Mark is also the CEO of Chehaoduo Group, founder of Ganji.com. Anna is the founder of NetEase News app.
As a founders fund, many of our venture partners and counselors are former founders with domain expertise, including the founder of Gaode Map and co-founder of Dianping.com (HKEx:03690). We consistently back visionary founders through all phases of growth and provide entrepreneurs with access to expertise and sources they need in the technology ecosystem.
We currently managing an early-stage fund and a growth fund, covering extensively from series pre-A to series C, focusing on consumption upgrade and technological innovation. As a unicorn hunter, HIKE Capital invested in Guazi, Chehejia, FlashEx, RELX, Baby English, Huohua, and ZBox.
Founded in 2017, Starquest Capital is a leading private equity institution focusing on New Economy through direct investment and FOF investment with initial AUM of around RMB 30 billion, backed by China Reform Holdings Corporation, CITIC Bank, Sequoia Capital, Futian Guiding Fund and China's internet giants.
Focusing on opportunities in Internet+, Healthcare, Consumer and Technology in the new economy, Starquest Capital is on the lookout for future unicorns and for private equity investment opportunities across the entire value chain. Starquest deploys capital through reputable GPs and leading firms in various industries. With a purpose to create value for every stakeholder in the private equity industry, Starquest operates an investment process informed by its proprietary system of big data analytics and artificial intelligence and is supported by a localized professional team with global experience in direct investment and fund of funds management.
With aims at creating values for every participant in the New Economy, Starquest Capital has established a “Five-Star” ecosystem around its core GPs, enterprises (entrepreneurs), LPs, service providers and regulatory institutions. Positioning with “investment + product + service” and leveraging “state-owned asset integration + investment management+ industrial application”, Starquest Capital has achieved a closed loop of integration of industry and finance.
Starquest highly values green investing and sustainability principles. It was the first RMB FoF/PE investor to have joined the UNPRI and to become a signatory of the Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road, initiated by the China Green Finance Committee. Starquest is committed to long-term and sustainable development of the Chinese private equity industry.
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 more than 1100 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 more than 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 more than 40 specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in China. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters. In Asia, Cooley has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and 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.