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Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi‐asset alternative investment firms with over $95 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity and venture capital. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.
In Asia, the firm has invested $8 billion in 45 leading companies including Asia Pacific Medical Group, Camp Australia, Carver Korea, ChinaPnR, Daymon Worldwide, Domino's Pizza Japan, Emcure, Genpact, Gymboree China, Japan Wind Development, Jupiter Shop Channel, L&T Finance, Lionbridge, Macromill, MYOB, Only About Children, Ooedo Onsen, QuEST, Retail Zoo, Rise Education, Skylark and Yukiguni Maitake.
ChrysCapital is one of the largest and most established India-focused private equity firms ($3+bn AUM across 7 funds), with a very strong track record of investing in India (79 investments and 64 full exits). The firm has fully realized five successive funds with strong net USD returns – the only net exposure LPs currently have is to Fund VI and Fund VII, which is most likely unprecedented not just in India, but also in emerging markets in general. Overall, ChrysCapital has realized ~$5 billion which equates to ~10% of total realizations out of India – the firm’s track record is by far one of the strongest in the context of Indian private equity. The firm has achieved all this while maintaining one of the lowest loss ratios and fee drags in the industry (~15% fee-to-invested capital vs 20-25% for the industry).
Gaja Capital is a leading private equity firm in India’s mid-market. Gaja Capital is a high-touch and control focused firm with team of strong operating professionals. Gaja Capital seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and professionals to build the future champions of Indian economy in high growth sectors of education, financial services, consumer and healthcare. Gaja Capital is currently investing out of its third fund, a US$ 240 mn fund with commitments from marquee global investors US endowments, pension funds and foundations. The firm has an AUM of USD 450 mn including the previous two funds.
Gaja Capital was founded in 2004 by indigenous professionals with extensive operating and investing experience in India. With an exceptional network of some of India's most successful entrepreneurs, Gaja Capital has leveraged its deep local connect to partner with emerging businesses in India.
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 26 years, the firm currently employs more than 330 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. With approximately $424 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2017, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis. For more information, please follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.
Madison India Capital is one of India’s leading private investment firms specializing in the consumer, business services, technology and financial services industries. Since we are specialists in our sectors of focus we are a value-added investor with a deep set of industry and capital markets relationships.
We strive to build long-term partnerships with talented management teams of high growth, market-leading, middle market companies in India. Each of the senior principals on our team has on average 20 years of experience operating or investing in companies in our industries of focus. We are backed by industry veterans, U.S. financial institutions, pension funds as well as global fund of funds.
NewQuest Capital Partners is Asia's leading dedicated secondaries fund manager with a presence in Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbai and Tokyo. The firm specializes in providing alternative liquidity solutions to private equity owners of Asian assets, both directly and through bespoke fund solutions. The firm was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian Private Equity team. To date, NewQuest has raised capital commitments of US$1.25 billion through three funds and has acquired direct and indirect stakes in over 85 companies operating across a variety of industries in Asia.
Samena Capital is a principal investment group focusing on the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (collectively, the SAMENA region). The firm has raised more than US$1.5 billion of capital since 2008 and has returned US$615 million to investors from over 45 full and partial exits.
Samena Capital currently manages total capital of approximately US$1.0 billion across three primary investment strategies: private equity, direct investments, and credit.
Samena Capital was established in 2008 by some of most prominent valuepreneurs from the SAMENA region and is today uniquely capitalised with equity of approximately US$80 million. Samena Capital currently manages capital across a range of closed-ended fund structures and is a Cayman Islands exempted company. It has three regulated investment advisors based in London (FCA), Dubai (DFSA) and Hong Kong (SFC).
We are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
Standard Chartered’s Principal Finance business provides private equity solutions to the Bank’s clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We invest in companies in need of expansion capital or acquisition finance, and in management buy-outs, focusing on companies whose principal operations and management are located in our footprint markets. We are an active partner that provides board-level strategic advice and access to the international network of Standard Chartered Bank. Since inception, we have invested in excess of US$6 billion in over 100 companies across the Bank’s footprint.
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 145 billion (as at 31 March 2018). During the financial year 2016-17, the total revenue of Tata companies, was ~USD 100 billion. Tata is one of India's most trusted and highly respected business houses and is India's best recognized 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 has been launched.
Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world’s leading law firms, with approximately 1,700 lawyers practicing from twelve offices in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Our clients and experience cut across every major industry and discipline. Our three Asia offices have approximately 80 lawyers serving global clients on private equity, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, debt finance, capital markets, restructuring, litigation, government investigations and regulatory compliance matters.
We have a market-leading private equity practice in Asia, representing clients in multi-jurisdictional leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, fund formations, recapitalizations, restructurings, take-privates, exits and other complex private equity transactions in Asia, including Australia and Japan.
Known as the ‘go-to’ firm in the private equity space, we are acting on behalf of more than 400 private equity firms in every major market around the world. Approximately 80 percent of the firm’s 700 corporate lawyers practice primarily in private equity. The firm has been involved in some of the largest and most innovative private equity deals ever done. Pioneering the structuring of private equity transactions since the early ‘80s, we have more than 30 years of significant private equity experience with unrivalled access to intellectual capital of benefit to all clients. We consistently rank in number 1 of global buyouts league tables, and have been ranked in Band 1 in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms) and Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2016.
Alea is a risk mitigation advisory firm. It focuses on assisting clients reduce reputation and operational concerns.
Alea’s professionals evaluate potential targets of investment opportunities. The firm has directed forensic reviews and due diligence assignments for private equity and hedge funds, corporations, listed companies, banks and sovereign funds.
Alea is ISO 9001:2015 QMS certified. It has a discrete network of confidential senior advisors associates developed over 30 years.
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Alea has offices in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai.