The 2019 AVCJ Philippines Forum successfully took place on October 9. The event bought together over 170 private equity professionals for a day of thoughts discussions and networking.
The forum focused on the investor view on the Philippines as an investment destination, local efforts to develop a sustainable private markets industry, the latest on the technology and venture capital landscape and cross-border activity.
Arsenio M. Balisacan, Chairman of the Philippines Competition Commission gave the opening address on the M&A landscape and regulatory and compliance reforms.
The 6th annual AVCJ Philippines Forum returns to Manila in October, 2021.
The premier private equity & venture forum in the Philippines
Key reasons to attend include:
Network with over 200 international and local investors looking to commit capital to the Philippines
Discover when will the Philippines have a breakthrough moment and fulfil its potential
Hear how the current venture capital landscape is performing
Find out on the latest efforts in building a sustainable private equity industry
Determine how disruption and the sharing economy is changing the landscape
Organizations that previously attended the Forum include:
A. Soriano Corporation
Allen & Overy LLP
Alpha JWC Ventures
Altus Capital Partners
ALTUS Digital Capital
Arch Capital Solutions
Asia Capital Advisor
Asian Development Bank
Asian Mergers and Acquistion Links
ATR Asset Management
China Bank Capital
Department of Finance
Duff & Phelps
Eton Finance Services
Euro Capital Land
First Metro Investment
Fubon Insurance Broker
Gem Hotels Group
Heliconia Capital Management
ICCP Group of Companies
ICCP SBI Venture Partners
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
I-Pay Commerce Ventures
Jardine Cycle & Carriage
LGT Capital Partners
Lifetrack Medical Systems
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets
National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines
KPMG R. G. Manabat & Co. adopts a global approach spanning professional disciplines, industry sectors and national borders.
We take pride in imparting knowledge that adds value to our clients' businesses. The diverse public and private sector backgrounds of our partners and principals, coupled with their extensive training, and backed up by the wide knowledge resources and network of KPMG professionals, allow the firm to give real-world solutions to your increasingly complex business and regulatory issues.
As one of the fastest-growing KPMG practices in the Asia Pacific region, we have been recognized by the International Tax Review as Tier 1 Tax Practice1 and Tier 1 Transfer Pricing Practice2 in the Philippines. Also, we have been ranked number one for overall quality for global financial services consulting3.
BPI Capital was incorporated in the Philippines as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the first bank in the Philippines and in the Southeast Asian region. For over 40 years, BPI Capital has maintained its leadership in the banking and finance industry, making it the most trusted financial partner to the most respected names and major stakeholders in Philippine business.
With the country’s continued economic growth, Philippine companies have developed a need for more intricate financial solutions. In response to this emerging challenge, BPI Capital commits to continuously innovate and significantly create value for its clients by tailoring and executing financial solutions, especially as their needs become increasingly complex. The team brings a wealth of knowledge, extensive corporate finance experience, a sharp understanding of the markets, and prudent corporate governance practices, allowing it to assume the most meticulous and demanding investment banking transactions. Our client-focused solutions include financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, asset financing, private equity and venture capital deals, equity and debt underwriting, loan syndication, project finance, merchant banking, securities trading and distribution, strategic advisory, brokerage, and other investment banking solutions.
IP Ventures Inc. ("IPVI") is a leading investor and operator of Technology, Media and Telecom ("TMT") businesses in the Philippines and Southeast Asia with over US$ 100 million in investments and deals. IPVI has listed 3 companies on the Philippine Stock Exchange, and has had joint-ventures and co-investments with PCCW, Tencent, GMA7, Philippine Star group and Kennet Partners.
IPVI has started and built into market leading positions businesses in online games (Egames and Level-up), Internet Data Center (IP-Converge), Business process outsourcing (PCCW Teleservices), cybersecurity (Prolexic) and payments.
In the retail sector, IPVI's retail brands include:
• Netopia, the leading internet chain in the country with 67 stores and over 5,000 sqm of prime retail space in the malls. Netopia has almost 500,000 customer visits per month.
• NBA Store, the largest NBA Store outside the USA is located in Glorietta Mall, Makati City. NBA Stores have also opened in Megamall, Trinoma and Cebu.
• Highlands Coffee, with over 25 outlets located primarily in Double Dragon Malls. Highlands Coffee is supported by founder Viet Thai International, and their partner Jollibee Foods Corporation.
• Ipay, a Western Union direct agent with approximately 200 outlets under its franchise across the Philippines. Ipay also has a joint-venture with MYEG (listed company in Malaysia, best under a billion) for e-governance.
Sierra Madre focuses on making equity and equity-linked investments in private companies in the Philippines. The firm actively invests in and engages with companies to help them deliver significant change in their trajectory through strategy development, operational improvement and enhanced governance and sustainability practices. We partner with business owners and management to help them achieve their ambitions, whether that be delivering accelerated growth, upgrading operational capacity, driving industry consolidation or enabling a transition of ownership.
Sierra Madre’s team brings multi-stage investment experience across start-up, high-growth, carve-out, leveraged buyout and buy & build situations. Across economic cycles, the team has successfully delivered returns to investors, realizing investments through initial public offerings (IPOs), trade sales, private equity recapitalizations and management buy-backs.
Sierra Madre differentiates itself from global and regional private equity groups with its deep and extensive local business and management networks built over decades. By being on the ground, Sierra Madre is better placed to identify opportunities and manage risks in the local context. Sierra Madre leverages the experience and reputation of its partners in raising capital, attracting management talent and adding strategic value to portfolio companies.
Kickstart Ventures manages the Philippines’ largest technology venture capital funds, investing globally in early- and early-stage tech startups via three funds, including the Ayala Corporation Technology Innovation Venture Fund (“ACTIVE Fund”). Kickstart is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital firm of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator.