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Investors worldwide have flooded private markets with capital, triggering ever larger and faster fund raises across strategies, sectors, and regions. Amid intense competition, GPs need to maintain discipline and focus on entry valuations, while maximising value creation. Our panel examines the investment environment in 2018, Asia’s response to events, and how private investors can thrive in the current climate.
South Korea’s private equity market is flourishing, buoyed by investors at home and abroad. Deal flow is surging at every level led by chaebols’ restructuring, succession deals, and local players seeking partners to reach the next level. The bullish outlook is underpinned by robust exits via every channel. Our panel of experts assess the potential.
In this session, experts will deliver country-specific updates to showcase the opportunities, risks, expected returns, and sectors for investors who are evaluating these markets and looking for partners.
Technologies, such as robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and blockchain, are impacting businesses and changing GPs value creation strategies. To deliver alpha, private equity firms must develop capabilities to assess the potential for disruption in different industries and harness technologies to drive operational improvement. In this session, a diverse group of industry experts share their views on how private equity firms should help companies navigate technology shifts to create true value.
Global venture looks set to scale a new peak. Digital transformation of the world’s major economies and disruptive innovation are providing fresh opportunities for historic returns. As more players crowd in, and early and late stage propositions face off, venture capital retains its allure. Our panel of venture capital experts discuss the current conditions and future expectations, including exciting sectors and how South Korean LPs should invest in today’s market.
Private credit and debt is an increasingly attractive asset class. GPs have raised big funds for strategies spanning direct lending, distressed and stressed debt, infrastructure and real estate debt and mezzanine. Despite rising interest rates and stiff competition, opportunities abound, and LPs’ appetites continue to grow. Our panel offers insights into prospects and strategies worldwide.
More capital is expected to pour in the infrastructure space with investors worldwide confident of growth – despite growing protectionism and closing markets. How will fund managers deal with current challenges – including record levels of dry powder, competition for deals from mega-LPs, and a fitful pipeline of large-cap opportunities – and remain successful? Our panel of experts will discuss the year ahead for global infrastructure investing.
South Korean LPs have become seasoned alternatives investors, accessing multiple strategies. Some are reviewing the asset class – faced with expected interest rate rises, high valuations, and potential market correction. Meanwhile, newer LPs with nascent programmes present a new source of capital for GPs. Our panel of domestic LPs share their views on the current market and discuss where they are looking for alpha.