Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners isa global private markets investment manager, operating in more than thirtycountries across five continents. Adams Street prides itself on the depth andbreadth of its global investment capabilities, and its long-standing reputationas an innovator within the private markets space. Adams Street is consistentlyrecognized for its steadfast commitment to providing clients with high qualityinvestment opportunities, and its deep understanding of the broader privatemarkets industry.
With 170+ staff in ten officeslocated in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York,Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo, Adams Street’s deep industry experience and globaloutlook provides clients with customized access to the spectrum of privatemarkets strategies. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and independent, andmanages over $32 billion in assets for more than 370 institutional investors,including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices andendowments.
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 50 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.
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 30 September 2017, CVC Asia has completed 57 investments in the region.
Recent Asian investments include:
MAP Active: Indonesia’s leading specialty sports retailer with over 800 stores nationwide
SPi Global: one of the largest Business Process Outsourcing service providers in the Philippines
Arteria: a leading provider of broadband connectivity and network solutions in Japan
Nirvana: the largest pan-Asian integrated bereavement services provider, with operations across Southeast Asia
HKBN: Leading provider of residential and corporate broadband, VoIP, IPTV and IDD in Hong Kong
EIC: China’s no.1 overseas educational counseling service provider
As of 30 September 2017, CVC Asia consists of 43 investment professionals across 8 local offices in the region.
HarbourVestis an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 30 years of experience and $43 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 340 employees, including more than 90 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $31 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $14 billion in secondary purchases, and invested $5 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
KPMG is 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 insight to cut through complexity and 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, operational value creation, and tax professionals who work full time helping private equity funds to achieve their goals. We combine industry specific skills with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity funds as we search out the value enhancing attributes of each deal and provide support in an integrated fashion over the entire investment cycle.
KPMG Advisory professionals help private equity clients execute deals with greater insight, 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 transforming 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.
KPMG Tax services are designed to reflect the unique needs and objectives of each client. KPMG firms work with our clients to help them achieve effective tax compliance and manage tax risks while controlling costs.
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 firm 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, entertainment/media, pharmaceuticals and the financial services industries, and employing over 50,000 people.
In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 18 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.
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 130 billion (as at 31 March 2017). 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.
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 28 companies with 19 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 784 billion (~$7 billion) and KRW 320 billion (~$280 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 32 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.
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