For 13 years, the AVCJ USA Forum has provided a platform for North American LPs and GPs to receive an update on Asia in New York. The Forum provides a comprehensive update on private market investment opportunities from brand name Asian GPs and longstanding 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 150 industry professionals in New York for one day of country insights, insightful panels and in-depth case studies.
The premier private equity & venture forum in USA
Asia: Hear Regional experts share their knowledge on where to invest and how to achieve superior returns
Network:Meet a diverse and powerful group of North American LPs, Asian GPs and advisors
Uncover: The pockets of growth and how to take advantage of them
Insight: Gain perspective on the nuances of Asian private equity and how to develop the right partnerships
Hear: How experienced LPs construct an Asian portfolio
Limited Partners from the following organisations that attend include:
50 South Capital
57 Stars LLC
ADAC Properties Investments
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
APG Asset Management
Asia Alpha Private Equity
Blue Spruce Global Advisors
Canadian Medical Protective Association
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
China Investment Corporation
EE Capital Pte Ltd
Golden Alpha US LLC
Guardian Life Insurance Company
Helix Capital Partners
Helmsley Charitable Trust
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Karthala Capital Management
Landmark Family Office
Manchester Capital Management
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
MSF Capital Advisors
New York City Retirement Systems
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Park Ave Capital Mgmt Intl.
Peter Kimmelman Asset Management LLC
PineBridge Investments Asia Limited
Portfolio Advisors, LLC
Ravinia Capital Group
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Stetson Family Office
Stony Brook Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Johnson Company
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
China Development Financial ("CDF") is one of the largest and most established merchant banking groups in Greater China and Taiwan’s first and leading direct investment firm with over 50 years of investing experience in the region. CDF now provides a full range of integrated financial services, including principal investments, asset management, corporate and retail banking, regional and global investment banking, brokerage, securities, and insurance through its key subsidiaries: CDIB Capital Group/CDIB Capital International, KGI Bank, KGI Securities and China Life Insurance.
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Huaxing Growth Capital is the flagship of China Renaissance’s investment management platform, and makes growth-stage equity investments in innovation-driven ‘new economy’ entrepreneurial ventures in China’s burgeoning technology, media and entertainment industries. It pursues a thematic investing approach to uncover business models that will benefit from long-term trends in technology innovation, industry transformation through automation and other advancements, and rising standards of consumption and lifestyle amenities in China.
Since its founding in 2013, Huaxing Growth Capital has demonstrated a solid deal track record and differentiated itself thanks to the resources of the China Renaissance platform, which includes private placement and M&A advisory services, securities underwriting, research and trading in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United States. Today, Huaxing Growth Capital has nearly $3 billion in assets under management and investments in China’s most valuable new economy companies.
Recent investments include: Ziroom, China’s largest decentralized apartment rental service provider and internet platform; Lianjia, an online platform for real estate transactions; Zhaogang, an online exchange for commercial steel trading; and JD Finance, the internet-based financial services unit spun off from the e-commerce company JD.com.
Tata is India’s largest and most diversified industrial grouping. Founded in 1868, the group has a long history of creating and nurturing businesses. The Tata group is made up of over 100 independent operating companies of which 29 are publicly listed and which together have an aggregate market capitalization of ~USD 130 billion (as at 31 March 2017). During the financial year 2016-17, the total revenue of Tata companies, was ~USD 100 billion. Tata is one of India's most trusted and highly respected business houses and is India's best recognized brand. Tata Capital’s private equity franchise benefits from this privilege and builds on the group's "leadership with trust" credo in supporting its investee companies.
The Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF) is a ~USD 600 million private equity fund raised predominantly from leading global institutions and is primarily focused on investing in India. TOF has a differentiated strategy of investing into proprietary deal situations leveraging Tata’s wide network and resources. TOF’s current investments span high growth markets within consumer, industrial, infrastructure, services and technology. Each of TOF’s portfolio companies has strong governance and management; a focused business strategy; highly respected Indian/global partners; and is a market leader of scale. Through an experienced team of private equity professionals and operating partners, TOF leverages Tata’s strong track record of generating shareholder returns. A follow-on fund of similar scale and strategy has been launched.
China Creation Ventures (CCV) was founded by the former KPCB China Managing Partner, Wei Zhou, and a team of seasoned investment experts who have worked closely together for several funds in the past.
The fund focuses on early stage and growth stage companies in TMT industry in China, including Fintech, technology innovation, pan-entertainment，big data, AI, and Chinese companies going oversea related opportunities.
With the majority of members from KPCB China, the CCV team has developed deep domain expertise and insight into the TMT industry. The companies they invested at early stage include JD.com (NASDAQ: JD), JD Finance, VenusTech (SZ: 002439), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), ID5.com, CreditEase (NYSE: YRD), Rong360（NYSE: JT）, China Valley Mobile Finance, Ximalaya FM, Miaopai Mobile Video (Yixia.com), ULUCU (NEEQ: 837110), Miaozhen Systems, Asia Innovation Group, Tan Tan Mobile Social, Meicai.com.
Many of the new fund’s portfolio have seen significant business growth and closed a new round of financing, including JD Finance, Perfect, Ice Kredit, Zuzuche, Veer VR, Wanka, Menya, Rosemary, Bizvane, etc.
CCV has been widely recognized with the following awards: LP’S Favorite VC by 36kr.com, Annual Business Hunter by Economic Weekly, Best VC Top 20 by Hunting Cloud Network, and Annual Best New Investment Institute by Zero2IPO Group, ChinaVenture, The Beijing News, China Investment, Small Table, etc.