KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 200,000 people in the network working together to deliver value in 154 countries and territories, we offer a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.
In the ASEAN region, KPMG member firms operate across all 10 countries. Our industry focus helps KPMG firms’ professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.
Our dedicated Private Equity (PE) group in ASEAN comprises leading transaction advisory, deal origination, portfolio value creation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Tax professionals. We firmly believe in accompanying portfolio companies throughout their investment lifecycle. Our value creation professionals specialise in working closely with the management of companies to embed best practices, improve operating and financial performance and build value prior to exit. We also help organisations prepare for an IPO and manage the sales process to enhance value upon exit.
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.
Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 57 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. Follow us on Twitter @BainAlerts.
CVC was established in 1981 and is a world leader in private equity and credit, with over $111 billion of funds committed and a global network of 24 local offices: 15 across Europe and the Americas and nine in the Asia Pacific region. CVC's private equity platform manages over $50 billion of assets and comprises four strategies: Europe/Americas; Asia; Strategic Opportunities; and Growth Partners, each of which benefits from CVC's global platform.
In Asia, CVC has one of the largest and longest-established pan-regional office networks of any private equity business and has been active in the region since 1999. CVC's 47 investment professionals comprise a deep bench of senior leaders with extensive local knowledge and a strong track record of leading successful private equity investments in Asia.
Jungle is a Singapore based Venture Capital Firm that invests in and helps build tech category leaders from Asia. Jungle has a dedicated team of operating partners and functional experts to support startups as they scale across the region or globally. The firm recently closed its second fund at US$100M, backed by leading institutions and family offices.
Jupiter is the brainchild of a team of seasoned and progressive minded investors who share the core belief that sustainable investing holds the key to the future success of Asia. Our aim is to make impactful social and environmental changes through small medium sized enterprises in Asia while generating risk-adjusted returns for our investors.
Openspace Ventures focuses on Series A and B investments in technology companies based in Southeast Asia. Key areas of investment for Openspace Ventures include fintech, healthtech, edutech, consumer applications and cloud-based solutions. Openspace Ventures is currently investing its second fund and has more than US$150 million in total assets under management. Openspace has invested in 19 companies, including Go-Jek, CXA, FinAccel, Topica, HaloDoc, Pathao and Love, Bonito.
ShawKwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We invest in mid-market industrial and service companies operating across Asia.
We have been in Asia for over 25 years. Our deep knowledge and experience enables us to understand the unique challenges faced by Asian companies competing in today’s global markets.
We take significant ownership stakes in our investments coupled with a disciplined and hands-on management of those investments. Our investment philosophy is to guide companies to build better businesses and achieve long-term success.
The ShawKwei strategy, methods and practices are specially crafted for private equity investments in businesses operating in Asia. Together they form the partnership between ShawKwei and our portfolio companies.
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.
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 29 companies with 20 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 850 billion (~$8 billion) and KRW 320 billion (~$280 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 30 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.
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,500 lawyers in 22 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
First-class M&A and Finance teams with excellent legal and commercial insight. Lee Taylor headed up the tier-1 ranked M&A and Private Equity practice in Southeast Asia at Clifford Chance until recently, having spent 20 years at the firm, of which 15 have been spent in Southeast Asia. He has a strong reputation in the market for M&A (particularly involving private equity sponsors) and regularly advises global and regional private equity houses on their most complex transactions in the region. Andrew Brereton led the tier-1 ranked Banking & Finance practice at Clifford Chance in Singapore until recently, having also spent over 20 years at the firm. He specialises in banking work, including acquisition finance, structured lending, fund financing, trade finance, project finance and reserve-based lending. Both Lee and Andrew have outstanding reputations in the market for their respective areas of expertise, as reflected by top-tier individual rankings in the leading legal directories.
Full cycle private equity coverage. We are one of the few law firms in Asia with first-class capability to advise on the full cycle of Private Equity, including fund formation, downstream private equity investments, acquisition finance and exits (IPOs, auction sales and trade sales). We also advise a broad range of private equity investors including buyout funds, growth capital funds, sovereign wealth funds and private equity arms of investments banks. We can be a “one-stop” shop for all your Private Equity needs.
Expertise in Private Equity. We have a strong track record of private equity transactions across Asia. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector means we can help you anticipate issues and develop commercial solutions before they arise, enhancing deal certainty and speed of execution. Our extensive track record, solutions-oriented approach and reputation for executing complex transactions with adaptable teams are features that make us one of the leading international law firms for Private Equity in Asia and globally.
Alter Domus is a global fund and corporate services provider but more importantly, we’re experts in local business. Our 2,000 qualified accountants, corporate secretaries, consolidators and other professionals are expertly skilled in the intricacies of their jurisdictions. When working with a team which combines local knowledge with international best practices, you benefit from enhanced legal, financial and regulatory compliance for funds, SPVs, holding companies and corporate entities. With global reporting and a single point of contact across all 40 offices and desks, you get a world of expertise working with you to meet your goals.