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
BDA Partnersis an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private placements, capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn, where we have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian corporates and financial sponsors. We have over 80 professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.
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.
With more than USD4 billion in funds under management and eight offices across the region, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, CLSA Capital Partners offers a diversified and increasing range of investment strategies. CLSA Capital Partners' relationship with CLSA provides it with unique access to Asia and its decision makers, hard knowledge of what is really happening and strategic insight into future trends through CLSA's Asia offices, research and investment banking teams.
CLSA Capital Partners is an endorser of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) and a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
Strategies currently under CLSA Capital Partners’ management are:
Private equity strategies focused on transportation and real assets.
Each strategy is designed to generate exceptional returns and combines CLSA's unique understanding in Asia with a long term investment capability. Our experienced team with long established roots in the region has helped many Asian companies realise their potential. In Depth. In Asia.
With over 65 professionals across seven (7) offices in North America, Europe, and Asia,Eaton Partnersis widely recognized as one of the largest and most experienced global placement agents. Since 1983, the firm has participated in raising over $75 billion of institutional capital across more than 100 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings, including limited partnership interests, general partner interests, co-investments and direct investment opportunities. With extensive institutional relationships, deep sector knowledge, and fresh insights, Eaton Partners is dedicated to every client's success and we have proudly won Private Equity International's "Placement Agent of the Year in Asia" for the past two years. In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton's success at the highest level of the global placement business.
Eaton Partners, LLC, is a registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA. It is registered as an Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1 License company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company ® Eaton Partners, LLC, 2017. Eaton Partners, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp.
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 35 years of experience and more than $50 billion in assets under management. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 400 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $34 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $19 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $8 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
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.
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 28 companies with 19 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 784 billion (~$7 billion) and KRW 320 billion (~$280 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 32 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.
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.