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Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager, operating in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street prides itself on the depth and breadth of its global investment capabilities, and its long-standing reputation as an innovator within the private markets space. Adams Street is consistently recognized for its steadfast commitment to providing clients with high quality investment opportunities, and its deep understanding of the broader private markets industry.
With 170+ staff in ten offices located in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo, Adams Street’s deep industry experience and global outlook provides clients with customized access to the spectrum of private markets strategies. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and independent, and manages over $32 billion in assets for more than 370 institutional investors, including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices and endowments.
Advantage Partners is a leading provider of services to private equity and similar funds focused on the Japanese and Asian markets. Advantage Partners was founded in 1992 by Taisuke Sasanuma and Richard Folsom and has been providing services to funds since 1997, when the firm established the first buyout fund in Japan. Funds served by Advantage Partners have invested in more than 55 companies representing total invested capital of over JPY350 billion across a wide range of industries and sectors. Advantage Partners has offices in Tokyo and in Hong Kong.
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.
BC Partners is a leading international investment firm with over €17 billion of assets under management in private equity and private credit, and has recently announced the formation of a European Real Estate platform. Established in 1986, BC Partners has played an active role in developing the European buy-out market for three decades and today, BC Partners executives operate across markets as an integrated team through the firm's offices in Europe and North America.
BDA Partners is an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private placements, capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn, where we have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian corporates and financial sponsors. We have over 80 professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.
CLSA Capital Partners is the asset management business of CLSA, Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group. Established in 1995, CLSA Capital Partners manages a diversified range of strategies including private equity, real estate, credit and transportation-and-real asset. From eight offices across Asia-Pacific including Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, the firm’s experienced investment teams aim to generate attractive returns for clients while ensuring sustained value creation for portfolio companies and investment partners.
Sunrise Capital, a Japan-dedicated private equity strategy of CLSA Capital Partners, capitalises on opportunities in the mid-cap buyout sector. Sunrise Capital’s unique features include an extensive “body-on” approach, which includes seconding professionals to assist portfolio companies in realising their growth potential, and support with overseas expansion through CLSA’s global network. Sunrise Capital has raised approximately US$1 billion to date (as of May 31, 2018) and completed investments in 15 companies since its establishment in 2006.
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC has completed over 300 investments in a wide range of industries and countries across the globe. Since establishment in 1999, CVC Asia has raised 4 dedicated Asia funds with total commitment of over US$10 billion. As of 31 May 2018, CVC Asia has completed 60 investments in the region.
Recent Asian investments include:
As of 31 May 2018, CVC Asia consists of 41 investment professionals across 9 offices in the region.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) is a leading provider of risk financing to SMEs across Europe. Part of the EIB group, its mission is to support the broader EU agenda while generating a return for its shareholders.
Over the last 20 years it has been a cornerstone investor in European private equity markets, and at the end of 2016, its private equity assets under management reached EUR12.1bn.
Thanks to its team of 75 dedicated investment professionals, the EIF has developed deep, long-standing relationships with more than 500 venture and growth capital fund managers across Europe. Its robust due diligence process is not only well-respected but has also delivered significant value creation for those backing European entrepreneurs.
In response to growing institutional demand, EIF is facilitating new opportunities that will provide a limited number of institutional investors with access to a diversified portfolio of top private equity, venture capital and life sciences funds across Europe. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everbridge Partners is a spin-out of the Asia team of Capital Group Private Markets (“CGPM”), one of the oldest and most established private equity platforms in Asia. Over the past 20 years at CGPM, the Everbridge Partners team has invested $2 billion in private equity opportunities across Emerging Asia (principally China, India and Southeast Asia). Everbridge Partners focuses on premier companies in the Healthcare, Consumer and Business Services sectors in Emerging Asia and continues to have proprietary access to the global investment team of Capital Group, one of the world’s premier investment organizations ($1.7trillion AUM as of December 31, 2017).
Recent investments include Innovent (China, 2018), Jinxin Maternity (China, 2018), Intas Pharma (India, 2017), ITQ (India, 2017), Go-Jek (Indonesia, 2016), Didi Chuxing (China, 2015) and Mankind Pharma (India, 2015).
Globis Capital Partners is one of Japan's leading independent venture capital firms. With its unique combination of western style investment expertise obtained through a joint venture with Apax Partners and Japan-local business expertise through Globis Group, which runs No.1 MBA program in Japan, Globis has set new VC standards in Japan.
Founded in 1996, Globis is one of the oldest continually operating independent VC firms in Japan. It has actively managed five funds totaling approximately USD 650M, including the fifth fund which was raised in 2016. The majority of LPs are institutional investors both from and outside of Japan. Globis focuses on Japan's high-growth sectors, such as the internet, mobile, e-commerce, social media, and 6-techs (Finance, Healthcare, Education, Auto, Home, Frontier). All closed funds were ranked in the top quartile in global VC in their respective vintage years. *
Globis takes a lead role in a financing round and provides hands-on management support to its portfolio companies. Its key strengths are in the network of talents in the venture ecosystem that Globis Capital Partners has built, and the unequaled experience in guiding portfolio companies to Japanese public markets.
*Source: Cambridge Associates, Globis analysis
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.
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 35 years of experience and more than $50 billion in assets under management. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 400 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $34 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $19 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $8 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity to owners of private equity and other alternative investments and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. Lexington Partners is the largest independent manager of secondary acquisition and co-investment funds with more than $38 billion in committed capital. Lexington has acquired over 2,900 secondary and co-investment interests through 740 transactions with a total value in excess of $44 billion, including $12 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 370 new funds in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Lexington has offices strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing – New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, and Santiago. Lexington also has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and Latin America.
PEP Funds take control positions in a select group of Australian and New Zealand companies with enterprise values in the range A$200M-A$1B. Operating company management are provided with capital and resources as necessary to deliver full potential.
Established in 1998, the Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has made 28 operating company investments and over 100 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP Funds have had ~A$8.4B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is A$2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, healthcare, entertainment/media, pharmaceuticals and the financial services industries, and employ over 50,000 people. The firm is currently raising the PEP Secure Assets Fund with a hard cap of A$1B. This fund targets assets with secure cashflows and operational improvement opportunities and will see the completion of its first deal in June 2018.
In terms of liquidity and returns, PEP has been fortunate over the last 20 years to be among the best performers in the industry worldwide and recognised with a number of awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by preqin.
PAG is one of Asia's largest alternative investment firms, managing a diverse array of funds in opportunities across private equity, private debt, real estate and absolute returns. With more than US$20 billion in funds under management, PAG's deep expertise and on-the-ground presence in key Asian markets provide us with access to proprietary deals and flexibility to create innovative financing solutions. PAG employs over 350 people across Asia and in major global financial centers and has dedicated funds and teams focused on each strategy. Since 2002, the firm has invested over US$30 billion in markets across Asia, creating value for PAG's investors and portfolio companies.
Phronesis Partners is an independent private equity firm focusing on the small-end of small caps in Japan. Based on our “Growth Buyout Strategy”, we aim to increase value of the strictly selected investee companies by molding their business strategy and business plan, and by providing managerial support and governance. Our founding members have a fruitful track record since the pioneering stage of the Japanese private equity industry. We provide quality solutions to small companies with business succession, capital restructuring and growth strategy needs. By increasing the value of our portfolio companies, we create prominent alternative investment opportunities for our investors.
Strait Capital Investment Group is an Asia-based private equity company that specializes in providing growth capital to companies in the consumer-related, healthcare services, and entertainment sectors in Asia. The firm was established in 2013 by three founding members who have worked together for over 15 years and served as investment professional in Asia since the 1990s. The team has a track record of generating top-tier returns over 60 transactions amounting to approximately US$1 billion in Asia. Strait Capital Investment Group manages approximately US$240 million and currently has eight investment professionals located in Taipei and Shanghai.
China Consumer Fund, Fund II, has US$190 million under management, 78% from institutional investors and 22% from family office, with geographical spread 45% from Japan and 55% from Taiwan. We are seeking investment opportunities equipped with significant minority interests, market leading position, sound management expertise, and interests and vision that aligned with the firm's strategy as well as potential of accelerated growth. The team has established a reputation to grow with its portfolio companies through value creation and it is steadfast in its approach.
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.
The Longreach Group is an established independent private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm focuses on buyouts in Japan and Greater China in the mature industrial and technology, business services, consumer related, and financial services sectors. The firm manages three Funds with approximately US$1.7 billion of limited partner and co-investment capital, and has a strong track record of portfolio company value creation and realizations. Longreach is an independent and focused Firm committed to achieving sustained success for the investment funds it sponsors.
Longreach currently has 12 investment professionals located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. The firm also enjoys the support of prominent and highly committed Advisors located in Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, New York, London and San Francisco.
Unison Capital, originally founded in 1998 by three founding members, operates mid-cap buyout funds in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Unison Capital is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has the longest track record in its space. In 2014, Unison Capital expanded in Korea to apply its well-tested mid-cap strategy and harness its deep Japan network for value-add.
Since its inception, Unison has launched four Japan-focused funds and invested in 29 companies with 20 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$700 million) for Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$280 million) for its debut fund and has four portfolio companies and one exit was completed in September 2017. To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 850 billion (~$8 billion) and KRW 320 billion (~$280 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 30 investment professionals, having diverse professional backgrounds in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Furthermore, Unison’s broader network extends to in-house management advisers, financial institutions, consulting firms, and other experts in two countries and beyond to drive the robust growth of our portfolio companies.
Intralinks is a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, dealmaking and capital markets communities. As pioneers of the virtual data room, our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence. Intralinks facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investor reporting. Our solutions enhance these activities by streamlining operations, reducing risk, improving client experiences and increasing visibility. We’ve earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Fortune 1000 and have executed over $34.7 trillion worth of financial transactions on our platform.
Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 350 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila, serving over 60,000 customers in over 90 countries.
Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.
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