Affinity Equity Partners is an independently owned private equity fund managers established in March 2004 following the spin-off of the UBS Capital Asia Pacific team, the successful private equity arm of UBS AG in the region. Affinity raised its fifth fund of US$6.0 billion in December 2017. Affinity currently advises and manages approximately US$14 billion of funds and assets, making it one of the largest independent financial sponsors in the region. Affinity operates out of 6 offices: Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta.
Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $30 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. With more than 250 employees and over 100 investment professionals, the firm is a leading capital partner for North American middle market companies.
Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximately $150 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of Asia's largest private alternative investment firms, with assets under management of USD34 billion. BPEA manages a private equity investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies for expansion or acquisitions with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region, as well as dedicated funds focused on private real estate and private credit. The firm has a 24-year history and over 210 employees located across nine offices in Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.
BPEA is a responsible investor that seeks to create value for all stakeholders through a sustainable approach to investing. The firm is a signatory to the UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) and is committed to action within its own business and the companies in which it invests to drive sustainability across a range of issues, from climate change to social concerns to effective governance.
BC Partners is a leading alternative investment manager with over €40 billion in assets under management across private equity, private debt and real estate. A pioneer in European buyout established in 1986, BC Partners today invests across Europe and North America.
- BC Private Equity – investing its eleventh fund – targets upper mid-market buyout opportunities across four core sectors (TMT, Industrials & Business Services, Healthcare, Consumer & Retail) and primarily in Europe, with up to 40% North America. Since inception, BC Partners has completed 124 private equity investments.
- BC Credit – managing opportunistic and direct lending strategies – targets primarily direct private credit origination in the mid-market in North America, with opportunistic European exposure.
- BC Real Estate – investing its first fund – targets value-add Office and Living opportunities in Western Europe with a focus on asset repositioning in high density locations.
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $230 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2020, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,800 people in 30 offices across six continents.
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 its establishment in 1999, CVC Asia has raised 5 dedicated Asia funds with total commitments of c.US$15 billion. As of September 2021, CVC Asia has made over 70 investments in the region.
Recent Asian investments include:
• NTL: Thailand’s leading non-bank auto-loan provider
• Soho Global Health: Leading branded consumer health / OTC pharmaceutical company in Indonesia
• Fine Today Shiseido: Carve-out of the personal care business of Japan’s #1 beauty brand with extensive global presence
• BAPE: Premium Japanese streetwear fashion brand with c.150 points of sale across 23 countries
• Yikang: #1 Retail pharmacy chain in China’s Shaanxi Province with c.1,600 outlets nationwide
• Good Choice: Korea’s #2 provider of online accommodation booking services
As of September 2021, CVC Asia consists of 64 investment professionals across 8 offices in the region.
Patria is a leading investment firm in Latin America’s growing private markets, with over 30 years of history, combined assets under management of US$15.8 billion, and a global presence with 10 offices across 4 continents. Patria aims to provide consistent returns in attractive long-term investment opportunities that allow for portfolio diversification through its flagship Private Equity and Infrastructure products, as well as its Country-specific products including Real Estate, Credit and Listed Equities. Through its investments Patria seeks to transform industries and untangle bottlenecks, generating attractive returns for its investors, while creating sustainable value for the society.
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm founded in 1992 with over $100 billion of assets under management and offices in Beijing, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Washington D.C. TPG's investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, impact investing, real estate, secondaries, and public equity. TPG aims to build dynamic products and options for its investors while also instituting discipline and operational excellence across the investment strategy and performance of its portfolio.
Trustar Capital (formerly known as CITIC Capital Partners), focuses on control buyout opportunities globally and has completed over 80 investments since inception across China, Japan, U.S., Europe, etc. Trustar Capital currently manages USD7.7 billion of committed capital.
Trustar Capital is a private equity affiliate of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. The firm manages over USD16 billion of capital across 90 funds and investment products through its multiple asset class platform covering private equity, real estate, structured investment & finance, and asset management. CITIC Capital has over 150 portfolio companies that span 11 sectors and employ over 800,000 people around the world.
CarVal Investors is an established global alternative investment manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Since 1987, CarVal’s team has navigated through ever-changing credit market cycles, opportunistically investing $126 billion in 5,510 transactions across 82 countries. Today, CarVal Investors has approximately $10 billion in assets under management in corporate securities, loan portfolios, structured credit and hard assets.
China Renaissance Capital Investment (CRCI) is an independent mid-market private equity investment manager focused on investment in companies in services, healthcare, energy, and advanced manufacturing. Founded in 2005, CRCI manages China Harvest Funds, providing growth capital and making buyout investments in its focused sectors.
It is an essential investment philosophy of CRCI to fund companies that are led by strong entrepreneurs where Partners of CRCI can add substantial value through their prior business operation, advisory and principal investing experiences in the Greater China market. CRCI currently has a team of 40 professionals with offices located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu.
HQ Capital is a global private equity specialist that has deployed $9.4 billion of capital into global and regionally focused private equity on behalf of its clients since 1989. We develop investment solutions that meet specific client objectives by leveraging the investment experience, global network and the business relationships of our local teams. HQ Capital’s investments include private equity primary funds, secondary funds and direct co-investments. Our global client base consists of insurance companies, pension funds, corporations, endowments, foundations, high net worth individuals and family offices. As of June 30, 2021, we have invested in 720 funds and direct companies alongside 277 fund managers across North America, Europe, and Asia, and hold 117 Advisory Board seats. Our global team of more than 90 employees operates out of offices in New York, Bad Homburg and Hong Kong. With our innovative and entrepreneurial culture, strong investment acumen, and commitment to social responsibility, HQ Capital is a trusted partner to our clients worldwide.
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Department responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.
InvestHK has industry specialists in a range of priority sectors including: Business & Professional Services, Consumer Products, Creative Industries, Financial Services, Financial Technology, Innovation & Technology, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Tourism & Hospitality, and Transport & Industrial plus an overseas network of staff and representatives based in 30 key business cities worldwide covering its target markets.
Partners with clients on a long-term basis, InvestHK team is available to help at any stage of their business development in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy.
J-STAR is a private equity investment company that provides solution capitals to mid-sized Japanese companies through our investment. Founded in 2006, J-STAR has served funds managing and advising over JPY 100bn across 4 vintages, consistently producing top class performance.
We are a group of over 20 experienced, local investment professionals who have abundant experience in the private equity investment since the early stage of the Japanese buyout market. Targets investment opportunities in small to mid-sized Japanese companies with established business models that are unique, established brands and / or leading positions in their market niches that need capital via creative solution.
J-STAR strives for maximization of the business values while communicating with the management teams, shareholders including founding owners, business partners, banks, etc.
Madison India Capital is one of India’s leading private investment firms specializing in making equity investments in the financial services, technology, healthcare, consumer and business services industries. We reward shareholders of outstanding companies with liquidity and partner with ambitious management teams of high-growth, middle market companies that strive to shape their industries. Since we are specialists in our sectors of focus we are a value added investor with a deep set of industry and capital markets relationships. We partner with both management and co-investors in every investment we make and work collaboratively to build long-term, sustainable value.
We are highly innovative in structuring single company and portfolio purchases to ensure a full solution and set aside capital to support ambitious companies in their future growth plans. We manage over $600 million in assets for leading global limited partners.
North Summit Capital is a tech-intrinsic investment firm, offering resourceful capital and domain-specific AI solutions for the digital transformation of the traditional industries. The mission of North Summit Capital is "to advance inclusive technology for social good". It is a solution + capital model to make AI as actionable, accessible, and affordable intelligence.
Ocean Link is a pioneering consumer PE fund with a focus on China’s travel and leisure sectors. Through a USD fund and an RMB Fund, Ocean Link currently has over US$700 million under management. With teams in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, Ocean Link invests across the value chain and sub-verticals of the travel and leisure sectors, including online & offline travel services, hotels and resorts management companies, destination services and entertainment, sector-related technology and business solutions providers. Ocean Link actively applies its deep sector insights and network to create value every step along investment life cycle.
Ocean Link’s strategic partners and shareholders include Ctrip - the largest online travel agency in China, and General Atlantic - a leading global growth equity firm. The funds’ LPs include Chinese and global corporates, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds.
Pagoda Capital is a healthcare focused private equity firm founded in 2015 with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York. Pagoda Capital offers an innovative global healthcare investment platform with significant China synergies, leveraging a seasoned and experienced team, operational expertise, and strategic partnerships to help global healthcare firms tap opportunities in the China healthcare sector. Pagoda Capital focuses on investing in global innovations and advanced healthcare solutions spanning key verticals including Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Tools & Diagnostics, Services, and Digital Technologies.
ShawKwei & Partners is an international private equity fund manager based in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai. We have been investing across Asia, the USA, and Europe for over 30 years and understand the challenges facing companies competing in today’s global markets.
We invest with mid-market industrial and service businesses capitalizing on ShawKwei’s core strengths: detailed and insightful analysis, operational skills, and transformation experience to drive business profitability and capital efficiency. ShawKwei’s partnership with management is pivotal to transforming and improving those investments.
We take significant ownership stakes in our investments coupled with our disciplined and hands-on management to assist portfolio companies to build better business and achieve long-term success. The ShawKwei strategy, methods and practices are specially crafted for businesses operating across Asia, Europe, and USA.
Powering Smart City economies, it is an investor, business builder and operator of Smart Citytech infrastructure companies. Creating value by transforming the future of city living, Venturous leverages the latest deep Citytech, strategic partnerships and digital transformation to make cities more liveable, sustainable and productive, in China and beyond.
Venturous’ focus is the four ‘must-have’ areas of Smart Energy, Smart Buildings, Smart Computing and Smart City Management.
The Group’s corporate structure allows for venture capital, private equity, pre-IPO deals, M&A, co-investments, co-GP, incubation, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and it has its own IPO on the horizon.
For investors, Venturous represents a one-stop platform for all things Citytech, allowing them to gain early access to the emerging Citytech ecosystem, including strategic partnerships and co-investment opportunities.
Venturous’ largest institutional investor is Fidelity China Special Situations PLC.
Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With over US$1.2 trillion in client assets under management as of 31 December 2020, we serve as a trusted investment adviser to more than 2,300 institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. Our comprehensive investment capabilities are built on the strength of rigorous, proprietary research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. Our commitment to investment excellence is evidenced by our significant presence and long-term track records in nearly all sectors of the global securities markets.
Wellington Management’s alternatives capabilities benefit from what we think is the best of both worlds: the resources and reach of a US$1.2 trillion global investment manager and the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a US$32.1 billion alternatives boutique. Our private ownership model, world-class infrastructure, and long-term mind-set help us attract and retain talented alternatives investment professionals. We combine their skill with robust risk-management tools to help deliver solutions to the complex challenges our clients face. To learn more about our alternative strategies, including hedged equity, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions. (Figures are as of 31 December 2020.)
Established in 2015, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing structured liquidity solutions to the alternative asset class. As of October 1st, 2021, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners has raised over US$9.2 billion in commitments and has deployed approximately US$9.2 billion across 113 transactions since inception. Additionally, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners consists of 104 professionals.
Trilegal is one of India’s top-tier law firms with offices in four of India’s major cities- Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai and New Delhi. With 58 partners and more than 350 lawyers, Trilegal represents clients on a large number of the most complex and high value transactions in India. Trilegal is recognised by top industry awards and accolades, including the Law Firm of the Decade by RSG India Awards 2019.
Trilegal’s top-tier transactional practice specialises in acting on complex, high-value, cross-border as well as domestic transactions, including joint ventures and strategic alliances. We are a full-service firm for private equity and venture capital investors, providing legal & strategic counsel throughout the life-cycle of its private equity clients from entry to exit, including primary and secondary investments, fund structuring, funds formation, share purchase, off-shore funding and exits by way of trade sales and initial public offerings.
Trilegal has recently been recognized as M&A Law Firm of the Year at VCCircle Awards 2020; and is consistently rated in Band 1 in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, IBLJ, ALB Rankings for M&A and PE.
Our areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions; strategic alliances and joint ventures; private equity and venture capital; energy, infrastructure and natural resources; banking and finance; restructuring and insolvency; asset management and funds; capital markets; telecoms, media and technology; dispute resolution; financial services regulatory, governance and enforcement; competition law; labour and employment; real estate; white collar crimes and investigations; and taxation.
Trilegal has been recognised as ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Summit and Awards 2019; one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020 and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020. Trilegal has also been recognised as one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms in India’ as part of the India Business Law JournalAnnual Indian Legal Awards 2020.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 50 offices worldwide and 5,000 employees upon the close of announced acquisitions, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.
East Ventures is a pioneering sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia. Founded in 2009, East Ventures has transformed into a holistic platform that provides multi-stage investment, including Seed and Growth for over 200 companies in Southeast Asia.
An early believer in the startup ecosystem in Indonesia, East Ventures is the first investor of Indonesia's unicorn companies, namely Tokopedia and Traveloka. Other notable companies in the portfolio include Ruangguru, Warung Pintar, Kudo (acquired by Grab), Loket (acquired by Gojek), Tech in Asia, Xendit, IDN Media, MokaPOS (acquired by Gojek), ShopBack, KoinWorks, Waresix, and Sociolla.
East Ventures was named the most consistent top performing VC fund globally by Preqin, and the most active investor in SEA and Indonesia by various media.
Globis Capital Partnersis one of Japan's leading independent venture capital firm that primarily invests in Japanese IT startups from early stage to pre-IPO stage. Globis has managed six funds totaling over USD 1 billion, including Globis VI (JPY 40 billion) raised in 2019. All closed funds were ranked in the top quartile in global VC benchmarks in their respective vintage years*, and it has multiple unicorn and unicorn potential startups in its current portfolio. About 80% of LPs are institutional investors both from and outside of Japan.
Globis takes a lead role in a financing round and provides hands-on management support to its portfolio companies. Its key strengths are in the network of talents in the venture ecosystem that Globis Capital Partners has built, and the unequaled experience in guiding portfolio companies to Japanese public markets.
With its unique combination of western style investment expertise obtained through a joint venture with Apax Partners and Japan-local business expertise through Globis Group, which runs No.1 MBA program in Japan, Globis continues to lead the VC market in Japan.
Telstra Ventures identifies what’s next, right now. Telstra Ventures serves extraordinary leaders and helps them achieve their dreams. In our first nine years, 70 plus investments have generated 27 liquidity events including Auth0, BigCommerce, Box, Cloopen, CrowdStrike, DocuSign, Rancher, Skillz, Snap, and Whispir. To date, our Revenue Bearing RelationshipsTM have driven >US$300 million in revenue, extending the reach of our portfolio companies across Australia and Asia. In 2018, Telstra Ventures became an independent firm backed by LPs including HarbourVest, the ~US$70B AUM private equity investment platform and Telstra is the ~US$30B market capitalization communications services company, headquartered in Australia.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street’s 80+ investment professionals focus on five strategies: primary fund partnerships, secondary transactions, co-investments, direct growth equity company investments, and private credit deals. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on nearly 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has $45 billion in assets under management. Adams Street maintains a worldwide presence with offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Baker McKenzie is a transactional powerhouse with unmatched private equity focus and expertise. We work with some of the world’s largest financial sponsors on acquisitions, exits and portfolio company needs. We help structure deals to minimise risk and ensure that clients achieve their goals.
With over 300 private equity lawyers, we have more experts in more markets than any other private equity practice and work seamlessly across borders to deliver innovative advice wherever it may be. Seamless, global operation is part of our DNA.
Our full service firm and breadth of practices enables us to address all aspects of the transaction, bringing specialists that are best in class in their fields.
The combination of our deep sector local expertise, and our ability to work seamlessly across each of the countries and specialisations means we can add unique value in shaping, negotiating and closing the deal. We are a true partner in the investment process, from initial investment to exit, that can help structure financing, incentivise management, create value in the portfolio company and execute a successful exit.
The results speak for themselves - we lead and close complex deals - every day.