Asia Partners is a leading growth equity investment firm focused on the high growth economies of Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, the firm invests in technology and technology-enabled companies, with an emphasis on the next generation of highly scalable regional platforms. In their previous careers, the founding team served as investors in Sea (NYSE: SE), Southeast Asia’s first multi-billion dollar public internet company, and Flipkart, one of the largest technology exits in Asia’s history.
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.
Across 59 offices in 37 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.
Cooley LLP is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries from our offices in Asia, Europe and the United States. With more than 1100 lawyers, Cooley has the range and expertise to serve clients of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace.
Our dedication to China's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. Cooley has been advising on China-related matters over three decades, dating back to 1989, when the firm advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. Today, we are counsel to more than 500 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 80 fund managers with their primary operations in China and numerous other managers outside of the PRC making investments in portfolio companies in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. We have a team of more than 40 specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in China. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters. In Asia, Cooley has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, and works closely with Cooley’s United States and European offices to serve fund clients worldwide.
As a full service global law firm, we regularly assist our China fund clients and their portfolio companies with complex mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, a wide variety of private financing and capital markets transactions, public company disclosure issues, share distributions, local and cross-border intellectual property issues, licensing transactions, joint ventures, as well as supply and distribution arrangements, among other matters.
Gaja Capital is a leading private equity firm in India’s mid-market. Gaja Capital is a high-touch and control focused firm with team of strong operating professionals. Gaja Capital seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and professionals to build the future champions of Indian economy in high growth sectors of education, financial services, consumer and healthcare. Gaja Capital is currently investing out of its third fund, a US$ 240 mn fund with commitments from marquee global investors US endowments, pension funds and foundations. The firm has an AUM of USD 450 mn including the previous two funds.
Gaja Capital was founded in 2004 by indigenous professionals with extensive operating and investing experience in India. With an exceptional network of some of India's most successful entrepreneurs, Gaja Capital has leveraged its deep local connect to partner with emerging businesses in India.
Strategic Year Holdings Limited (“Strategic Year”) is a private investment holding company. The Founder of Strategic Year has 20 years of private equity investment experience in the Asia Pacific region. We adopt a value-oriented investment approach, utilizing our extensive local networks to originate and execute proprietary investment opportunities. We also spend tremendous efforts adding value to our investees.
Over the past 20 years, we have accumulated significant investment experience in the following sectors: education and professional services consumer, TMT, environmental products/services, natural resources/mining, advanced manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, retail, logistics, energy and alternative energy, and financial services.
We have always been a value-added investor. The areas of value-add that we have been providing to our portfolio companies include: business development, bolt on acquisitions or divestitures, board membership, strategic review, sales and marketing initiatives, human resource matters, subsequent fund raising, capital market access etc.
Our strategy is to leverage our local networks to originate and execute proprietary, value-oriented investment opportunities, maximizing value for our portfolio companies and their various stakeholders. We believe this proactive and value-oriented approach will benefit our investors and ourselves through time.
TIW Private Equity is an India-based SME-focused, sector-agnostic buyout private equity fund with a preference for investing in sectors that generate high Return on Equity (RoE), positive free cash and have low capital intensity. TIW’s investment style revolves around turnarounds, margin expansion opportunities and generating alpha returns backed by an ‘operating consultant approach.’ The professionals constituting the team have, between them, multiple decades of private equity and industry experience.