KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 207,000 people in the network working together to deliver value in 153 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.
Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager, operating in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street prides itself on the depth and breadth of its global investment capabilities, and its longstanding reputation as an innovator within the private markets space. Adams Street is consistently recognized for its steadfast commitment to providing clients with high-quality investment opportunities, and its deep understanding of the broader private markets industry.
With 190+ staff in ten offices located in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo, Adams Street’s deep industry experience and global outlook provides clients with customized access to the spectrum of private markets strategies. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and independent, and manages $37 billion in assets for more than 400 institutional investors, including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices, and endowments.
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.
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 the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results.
Bain advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, operations excellence, consumer products and retail, marketing, digital transformation and strategy, technology, and advanced analytics, 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 58 offices in 37 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.
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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$10 billion. As of 30 April 2019, CVC Asia has completed over 60 investments in the region.
Recent Asian investments include:
MAP Active: the #1 retailer and distributor for sport-related and children-related products in Indonesia with more than 900 stores nationwide
Arteria: the largest independent enterprise broadband network operators in Japan with well invested nationwide fiber network
HITOWA: leading provider of senior homes and nurseries in Greater Tokyo, and national franchise cleaning service business
Nirvana: the largest pan-Asian integrated bereavement services provider, with operations across Southeast Asia
PRASAC: Cambodia’s largest deposit-taking microfinance institution
EIC: China’s no.1 overseas educational counseling service provider
As of 30 April 2019, CVC Asia consists of 50 investment professionals across 9 offices in the region.
Gaja Capital is a leading private equity firm in India’s mid-market. Gaja Capital is a high-touch and control focused firm with team of strong operating professionals. Gaja Capital seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and professionals to build the future champions of Indian economy in high growth sectors of education, financial services, consumer and healthcare. Gaja Capital is currently investing out of its third fund, a US$ 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.
Jungle Ventures 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. The firm closed its second fund in 2016 at US$100M, backed by leading institutions and family offices. Jungle is currently raising its third fund targeted to be US$200M.
Jupiter Impact Partners is a private equity firm founded by 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. By aligning its investment activities with the UN SDGs, Jupiter aims to make impactful social and environmental changes through innovative small medium sized enterprises in Asia while generating attractive risk-adjusted financial returns for its investors.
KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) was established in 1962 as a national trade promotion organization, focused on creating new export markets and encouraging trade and foreign investment. With the vision to be a ‘global business platform’, KOTRA continues to strengthen the global capabilities of SMEs and attract foreign enterprises and investors in order to build a partnership of sustainable growth. As of today, KOTRA has an extensive global network of 129 of overseas offices in 84 countries.
Invest KOREA, Korea's national investment promotion agency, was established within KOTRA with the sole purpose of supporting the entry and successful establishment of foreign business into Korea. Invest KOREA attracts foreign investment by identifying potential investors, assisting investment projects, providing aftercare services and building a cooperative network with involved organizations. The agency is committed to providing unmatched, comprehensive one-stop service that allows foreign investors to join many of the world's most successful corporations who have selected Korea as an investment destination.
Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity to owners of private equity and other alternative investments and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. Lexington Partners is the largest independent manager of secondary acquisition and co-investment funds with more than $38 billion in committed capital. Lexington has acquired over 3,000 secondary and co-investment interests through over 800 transactions with a total value in excess of $47 billion, including $12 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 390 new funds in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Lexington has offices strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing ‐ New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, and Santiago. Lexington also has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and the United States.
Openspace Ventures focuses on Series A and B investments 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 US$225 million total assets under management. Openspace has invested in 19 companies, including Go-Jek, CXA, FinAccel, Topica, HaloDoc, Pathao and Love, Bonito.
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in buyouts, recapitalisations and financial restructurings in Asia, particularly on enterprises with a strong presence in Southeast Asia.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding, Navis has made over 75 controlling investments most of which have been completed with little reliance on acquisition finance. All Navis’ companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields. Industries/segments in which Navis has invested include food processing, fast food/casual dining, industrial products, fast moving consumer goods, outdoor advertising, auto rentals, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.
The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis’ investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
The firm manages several private and public equity capital commitments totaling ~USD 5 billion, and whose investors include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, foundations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. Navis has one of the largest private equity professional team in Asia, comprising more than 70 individuals, supported by 40 administrative staff, in six offices across the region.
ShawKwei & Partners is one of the oldest independent private equity fund managers in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.
ShawKwei has been investing in middle-market industrial and service companies operating across Asia for over 25 years. Our deep knowledge and experience enable us to understand the unique challenges faced by Asia 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 includes teamwork 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 I, has US$192 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 32 companies with 23 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$640 million) for Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$280 million) for its debut fund and has 6 portfolio companies with 2 exits. Korea Fund II has recently held a final close at KRW 500 billion (~$450 million). To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 950 billion (~$8.5 billion) and KRW 340 billion (~$310 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office comprise of 31 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.
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 1000+ 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 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 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. Cooley has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and soon in 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.
Merrill Corporation is a leading global SaaS provider for participants engaging in the M&A lifecycle. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications, excellent customer service and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content. The company’s flagship product, DatasiteOne, powers secure, intelligent due diligence and enterprise collaboration for thousands of deals in more than 170 countries.
An increasing number of top asset managers, lenders and family offices around the globe choose Alter Domus as their partner of choice.
Whether you manage a small stand-alone fund with a limited number of investments or a large multi-billion dollar buyout fund with a complex stream of investments in multiple jurisdictions, we understand your world. Thanks to our deep knowledge of the alternative investment industry, we know first-hand the complex technical and operational challenges you face.
Our vertically integrated approach provides you with solutions across the entire value chain of investment structures, from middle office support at fund level, all the way down to local special purpose vehicles and property companies. At any stage, our talent pool of over 2,200 employees apply their expertise and leverage our cutting-edge technology to put you ahead of the game and let you stay focused on your core activities.
We offer you a comprehensive range of services spanning fund administration, corporate services, agency services, CLO collateral administration, credit and structured product services, depositary services, transfer pricing, wealth administration, domiciliation, and management company services, thus providing you an easier, faster and more streamlined process.
Whether you are a local or a global player, thanks to our international network of 40 offices and desks, we are where you need us to be.