Goldman Sachs is one of the world’s leading investors in alternative investments. With over 30 years of experience, we invest in the full spectrum of alternatives, including private equity, growth equity, credit, real estate, infrastructure, ESG, and absolute-return strategies. Our clients access these solutions through our direct proprietary strategies, customized strategic partnerships, and open-architecture programs.
Our alternative investment teams represent over 1,300 professionals, across 31 offices around the world. We leverage the depth and breadth of global relationships across Goldman Sachs to identify investment opportunities, drawing on our firm-wide capital market insights, industry research, and risk management platforms. We extend these capabilities to the world’s leading pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, family offices and individuals, for which we invest or advise on over $300 billion of alternative investments.
We would be pleased to discuss your alternative investments with you. Please contact us at GS-Alternatives@gs.com
KPMGis a leading provider of Audit, Tax and Advisory services to private equity worldwide. We respond to business challenges facing private equity with a global perspective and local knowledge spanning industry sectors. Our high-performing people mobilise around our clients, using our expertise and technology-powered data analytics to deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions that our clients and stakeholders value.
The KPMG Private Equity group brings together our leading transaction advisory, deal origination, technology, operational value creation, and tax professionals who work full time helping private equity funds to achieve their goals. We combine industry expertise with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity as we search out the value enhancing attributes of each deal and provide integrated support over the entire investment cycle.
KPMG Private Equity professionals help clients execute deals with greater insight, confidence, speed, and decision-making quality. Post investment, we help private equity funds and their portfolio companies identify and execute on value growth opportunities in a diverse range of areas such as aligning IT strategy with the business model, optimizing working capital and operating processes to unlock cash and grow earnings, digitally empowering the business to leverage new technologies, and many others. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPO or manage the sales process. In addition, we help private equity and their portfolio achieve effective tax compliance and manage tax risks while controlling costs and enhancing returns.
KPMG – Dedicated to Private Equity. Dedicated to your success.
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.
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.
Globis Capital Partnersis one of Japan's leading independent venture capital firm that primarily invests in Japanese IT startups from early stage to pre-IPO stage. Globis has managed six funds totaling over USD 1 billion, including Globis VI (JPY 40 billion) raised in 2019. All closed funds were ranked in the top quartile in global VC benchmarks in their respective vintage years*, and it has multiple unicorn and unicorn potential startups in its current portfolio. About 80% of LPs are institutional investors both from and outside of Japan.
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.
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 continues to lead the VC market in Japan.
Hamilton Lane is an alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets services to sophisticated investors around the world. The firm has been dedicated to private markets investing for more than 28 years. We employ 374 professionals in 16 offices around the world with approximately $64.5 billion in discretionary assets under management and oversight of an additional $409 billion in advisory assets as of June 30, 2019. We provide a wide array of discretionary and non-discretionary services tailored to address the needs of our clients. We are proud to have been named a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments for seven consecutive years.
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HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with 36 years of experience and more than $64 billion in assets under management, as of June 30, 2019. 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 500 employees, including more than 125 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $37 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $21 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $11 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
Japan Industrial Solutions, Ltd. (JIS) was jointly established as a private equity asset manager in 2010 by four top Japanese banks: Development Bank of Japan Inc., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and MUFG Bank, Ltd.
JIS raised 100 billion yen for JIS Fund I and 105 billion yen for JIS Fund II respectively. By utilizing various instruments such as common stocks, class stocks, convertible bonds, and term loans, JIS invests in medium to large Japanese corporations with its focus on corporate turnaround, reorganization, business succession and support for growth, and has invested in 15 companies so far.
JIS is fully committed to providing optimal solutions to the companies it invests in as a vital partner by drawing on its strength—collaboration with highly dependable sponsors and access to a wide-ranging network of resources and experts.
Lexington Partners is one of the world’s largest and most successful independent managers of secondary private equity and co-investment funds. Since 1990, Lexington Partners has organized 20 secondary funds and 9 co-investment pools with total commitments of $52 billion. Our investors include more than 1,000 leading public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and family offices from more than 40 countries. Lexington has acquired over 3,300 secondary and co-investment interests through more than 850 transactions with a total value in excess of $56 billion, including $15 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 450 primary funds. Lexington Partners is a global firm with offices located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing – New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, Santiago and Luxembourg. In addition, Lexington has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and the United States.
NSSK is an investment business with a focus on Japan. The Founding Members have been core members of the Japan business of TPG and NSSK is an extension of the investment activities performed by the Founding Members and its Senior Advisors.
NSSK’s mission is to build a best-in-class investment firm to generate superior returns on our investments. We protect the interests and reputation of our business partners at all times. NSSK will provide expansion capital, critical business processes for operational improvement and management talent from its network of domestic and international operating executives.
We identify and recruit the very best person for every job, take great pride in the professional quality of our daily interaction, stress creativity in everything we do, emphasize teamwork as a culture and ensure that integrity is at the heart of everything we do.
Schroders is a global asset management company with £525.8 billion under management. Our clients are major financial institutions including pension funds, banks and insurance companies, local and public authorities, governments, charities, high net worth individuals and retail investors.
With one of the largest networks of offices of any dedicated asset management company, we operate from 37 global locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.
Schroder Adveq Management AG
Schroder Adveq was founded in 1997 for the purpose of launching the first Schroder Adveq Technology fund, dedicated to investments in partnerships focused on technology companies in the US. Since then, Schroder Adveq has developed into a global private equity specialist covering all major regions in terms of investment activity and sources of funds. Today, Schroder Adveq has around 120 employees in its seven locations in Zurich, New York, Beijing, London, Frankfurt, Jersey and Shanghai. To date, Schroder Adveq has committed to over 400 private equity partnerships through its vehicles which are backed by a group of repeat institutional investors.
Adveq Holding AG became a fully-owned subsidiary of Schroders on 31 July 2017 and now operates under the brand name Schroder Adveq, covering the private equity asset class within Schroders.
The Longreach Group is an established independent private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm focuses on Japan and related Greater China control buyouts in the mature industrial and technology, consumer, business services and financial services sectors. The firm manages three Funds which have accumulated approximately US$2.1 billion of committed limited partner and co-investment capital and has a strong track record of portfolio company value creation and realizations.
Longreach currently has 14 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 41 companies with 26 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$640 million) for Japan Fund IV and KRW 500 billion (~$450 million) for Korea Fund II, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office comprise of 34 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.