For 14 years, the AVCJ USA Forum has provided a platform for North American LPs and GPs to receive a timely update on Asia in New York. The Forum provides a comprehensive update on private market investment opportunities from brand name Asian GPs and longstanding institutional investors in Asian Private Equity and Venture Capital. Speakers will share their insights and strategies for investing, building partnerships and achieving superior returns in Asia.
Join over 170 industry professionals in New York for one day of insights into the region, thought-provoking discussions and in-depth case studies.
The premier private equity & venture forum in USA
Limited Partners from the following organisations that attend include:
Anbang Insurance Group
APG Asset Management
Besyata Family Office
Blue Spruce Global Advisors
Citigroup Pension Plan
Columbia Investment Management Company
Crow Holdings Capital
Guardian Life Insurance Company
Hanwha Asset Management
Helmsley Charitable Trust
Karthala Capital Management
Korea Venture Investment Corp.
Landmark Family Office
LGT Capital Partners
Liberty Mutual Investments
New York State Common Retirement Fund
New York State Teachers' Retirement System
Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
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.
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.