The inaugural AVCJ Women in Asian Private Equity Forum successfully took place in Hong Kong on 13 September 2018. The event bought together over 120 private equity professionals including 40 LPs representing 85 different organizations from 9 countries.
The conference, which focused on the issues and challenges the private equity and venture capital industry faces in increasing and retaining the number of female investment professionals, was kicked off by a fireside chat discussing board diversity, and featured leading executives from MBK Partners, KPMG and Arbor Ventures speaking on a number of selected and well-researched topics including LP perspectives on tackling diversity, barriers to advancement and senior management insights from a private equity perspective.
The AVCJ Women in Asian Private Equity Forum returns to Hong Kong in 2019.
“Kudos to AVCJ for
leading this discussion in Asia, and for including both men and women
across the entire private markets. Lots of sharing and great ideas to improve
our organisations. We mark our calendars for next year's AVCJ Women in Asian Private Equity Forum.”
Juan Delgado-Moreira, Vice Chairman, HAMILTON LANE
“It’s a great pleasure in participating AVCJ’s inaugural Women in Asian
Private Equity Forum. Over the last 20 years, we have seen increased
female representation in the senior roles in many business sectors, especially
in China. I believe more female leadership in the private equity investment
will only have positive influence and impact on the industry. Thanks to AVCJ’s initiative
on bringing more attention to this important topic.”
Vivian Zheng, Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS
“Thank you for allowing CPPIB to participate in AVCJ’s inaugural Women
in Asian PE event. It was a privilege to share some of the latest from our side,
as well as learn what others are thinking and doing on this very important
Nicholas Low, Director, CPPIB
“Very happy to participate in AVCJ’s inaugural Women in Asian Private
Equity Forum. Asia is behind other regions in terms of gender equality in
numerous aspects and such initiatives to discuss issues and possible solutions
will bring us closer to closing the gap.”
Bonnie Lo, Partner & COO, NEWQUEST CAPITAL PARTNERS
"A very well organized
event. This inaugural Women in Asian PE Forum offers fresh perspectives and
highlights opportunities for the sector. Happy to be part of the panel."
Angel Kong, Director, EQT PARTNERS ASIA
"The Inaugural AVCJ Women in Asian Private Equity Forum is just the beginning. It’s inspiring to connect, share and learn from so many amazing women investors in Asia. I look forward to the next one."
Edith Yeung, Head of Greater China & Partner, 500 STARTUPS
KPMG China operates in 19 cities across China, with around 12,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Beijing Zhongguancun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi’an, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
The KPMG Private Equity group brings together our leading transaction advisory, deal origination and M&A tax professionals who work on deals for private equity funds. They combine industry-specific skills with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity funds as they search for the value-enhancing attributes of each deal. Our professionals work closely with the management of portfolio companies, embedding ‘best practices’ and helping build value prior to exit. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPOs, or manage the sales process.
Arbor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on shaping the way the world transacts by investing in companies at the intersection of financial services, AI and digital commerce. We partner with extraordinary founders and helps accelerate their growth with Arbor’s global strategic network.
MBK Partnersis one of the leading independent private equity firms in the Asia-Pacific region, with over US$15 billion in capital under management. With a dedicated focus on North Asia - Korea, Japan and Greater China - MBK Partners focuses on buyouts or control acquisitions. Our investment teams are located in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and are composed of local professionals with strong local relationships and market knowledge.
MVision is a leading global independent advisory firm. Founded in 2001, our company's success in raising capital, advising clients and creating investment opportunities in challenging times as well as fair, has set us apart in the world of Private Equity and Direct investments.
MVision's continued expansion in Asia, making us one of the region's largest advisers, is driven by our ability to identify and attract outstanding clients who are current and future market leaders.
MVision's global team of over 50 professionals deliver top quality bespoke advice, strategic industry insights, and creative solutions to our clients, as well as nurturing close working relationships with local Asian investors, providing them access to our diversified and high quality client base.
Together we represent 17 nationalities, speak 21 languages and operate out of offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney.
We firmly believe that fund-raising is far more than a one-time event; we continue to assist our clients with the on-going task of funding and growing their businesses effectively, managing issues such as positioning, growth and performance.
We take pride in our long established relationships with the global investor base. These relationships give us an in-depth insight into their focus and decision making processes; they enable us to target the optimal investor base for our clients and create effective and efficient marketing strategies.
We provide thoughtful, strategic guidance and a streamlined fundraising process that we have developed and refined through the closing of over 100 funds in the last decade.