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.
Centurium Capital is a leading private equity investment firm in China. With best-in-class domain knowledge and sector resources, Centurium Capital primarily focuses on investing into China‘s consumer, service and healthcare sectors. Its investment thesis are built around its core strategy of “invest to transform”. Centurium Capital seeks to invest in control or significant minority private equity stakes with a particular focus on in-depth operation engagement to improve efficiency and solve structural deficiencies to create long term shareholder value.
The Partners and investment team members have a diversified and complementary background spanning across private equity, corporate finance, merger & acquisitions, corporate management, and operation and strategic consulting. With best-in-class domain knowledge and sector resources, the team brings both investment expertise and operational skills to support the long-term growth of the portfolio companies.
The limited partners of Centurium Capital include some of the world’s top institutional investors such as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and FOFs. The investments are made through two RMB funds and one US dollar funds, and current portfolio companies include Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ: LK), China Biologic Products (NASDAQ: CBPO), LOHO and Happy Kids Education.
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.
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.
For over three decades, Eaton Partners has been widely recognized as the world’s leading fund placement specialist. Since the firm’s founding in 1983, we have participated in raising over $100 billion of institutional capital across more than 125 highly differentiated investment funds, including private equity, private credit, real estate, real assets and hedge funds.
With over 80 employees in nine offices worldwide, our reach is extensive and our dedication to capital raising is unparalleled. Our professionals have strong, long-held relationships with over 4,000 of the largest, most active institutional investors in the US, Europe and Asia. Our investor network, from pension funds and consultants to endowments and foundations, all have a desire to invest substantial capital, with the average commitment of $50 million.
Our deep sector knowledge and unrivaled insight into the private fund market across several asset classes allows us to raise capital efficiently and effectively. We thrive on working alongside the most innovative funds and consistently partner with the highest-quality fund managers.
We are the pioneers of fund placement. We are placement experts.
In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton Partners’ success at the highest level of the global placement business.
Eaton Partners is a division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC and NYSE. Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners (U.K.) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1-licensed company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton Partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company. Eaton Partners, 2019.
Harneys is a global offshore law and fiduciary services firm with 12 offices spanning the world. We are trusted legal advisors to an international client base including all of the world’s top 30 international law firms, 18 of the world’s 20 largest banks and financial institutions. Our multilingual team works alongside professional advisors to provide legal, corporate and fiduciary services relating to British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Anguilla and Bermuda law.
Our lawyers offer the full spectrum of offshore advice across litigation and restructuring, banking and finance, capital markets and investment funds, corporate and commercial, and private wealth and trusts. We have been the world’s leading firm for BVI law advice for decades – we helped to write the BVI’s commercial law and consistently have more BVI legal practitioners than any other firm worldwide. We are renowned globally for our Cayman Islands funds expertise and the structuring of downstream corporate transactions for private equity and venture capital funds. We also undertake all aspects of litigation in the BVI and Cayman Islands courts, including shareholder disputes, fraud, asset tracing and contentious trusts.
Our associated corporate and fiduciary services business, Harneys Fiduciary, delivers the full range of corporate administration, funds, trust and compliance services to many of the world's leading law firms, corporations, financial institutions and private clients. Our fiduciary team operates across key onshore and offshore locations including the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and New Zealand, and has earned us a reputation for excellence worldwide.
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.
NewQuest Capital Partners is a leading secondaries private equity platform focused on the Asia-Pacific region. The firm specializes in providing alternative liquidity solutions to private equity asset owners on a direct and indirect basis. It acquires private equity positions directly through portfolio and single asset transactions and can also partner with incumbent managers to provide liquidity to limited partners.
The firm was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian Private Equity team. NewQuest currently manages four funds with aggregate capital commitments of over US$2.48 billion.
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.