A land of industry opportunities in times of uncertainty

22-23 June 2016 l Conrad, Tokyo

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The optimism continues unabated for private equity in Japan. The middle market players have been extremely active the last 12 months, executing deals as valuations remain attractive and Japanese business owners now welcome PE investment. Exits are also delivering strong returns as trade buyers, strategic buyers and PE firms offer attractive multiples and numerous routes to liquidity.

For the buyout funds, a number of deals are predicted this year as corporates divestments of non-core assets come to market, albeit in limited numbers.

The domestic LPs that are active continue to commit to the asset class whilst a wider number are exploring opportunities with the aim of imitating a PE program. A number of high profile pension funds have also added senior professionals to their ranks with alternative investment backgrounds.

However, the macro conditions both at home and abroad are unpredictable and currency issues and stock market turmoil could dent investor confidence. The playing field is also starting to get crowded with as many as 10 GPs looking to fundraise in 2016.

Join the 17th annual AVCJ Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum in Tokyo to debate the latest market trends, LP developments and fundraising opportunities with over 350 senior industry figures from across the globe.

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2015 Forum Highlight:

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Benefits of attending:

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Network with over 200 institutional investors that are looking to meet GPs and advisors from across the globe and commit capital to private markets

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Discover the industries and sectors that will be in demand over the next decade in Japan

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Debate the future macro outlook and the risk and opportunities presented by uncertainty in the global stock markets and China

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Find out how to select the right partners and geographies for infrastructure investments

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Uncover the pipeline and opportunity for large cap deals and corporate carve-outs over the next 2 months

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Identify strategies for fundraising and how you differentiate yourselves to LPs

 

Keynote

Masatsugu Nagato

President and CEO, JAPAN POST HOLDINGS CO. LTD


Limited Partners

Kirk M. Beaton

Partner, LEXINGTON PARTNERS

Takeshi Ito

Senior Portfolio Manager, AISIN EMPLOYEES' PENSION FUND

Tatsuya Kubo

Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (JAPAN) LIMITED

Tadasu Matsuo

General Manager, Alternative Investment, DAIDO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

Sunil Mishra

Partner, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS

Isamu Sai

Partner, Tokyo, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS

Soichi Sam Takata

Head of Private Equity, TOKIO MARINE ASSET MANGEMENT CO. LTD

Hiroichi Yagi

Board Director, SECOM EMPLOYEE'S PENSION FUND


Senior Industry Professionals

Atsushi Akaike

Partner, CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS

Satoru Arakawa

Partner, J-STAR CO. LTD.

Nicholas Bloy

Managing Partner, NAVIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

Paul Ford

Partner, KPMG FAS CO LTD.

Gregory R Hara

President & Representative Director, J-STAR CO., LTD

Hiro Hirano

Member and Chief Executive Officer, KKR JAPAN

Akira Iinuma

Partner, Chief Investment Officer, POLARIS CAPITAL GROUP

Yuji Kimura

Founder, President and CEO, POLARIS CAPITAL GROUP CO., LTD.

Shinichiro Kita

Senior Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS

Ikuo Mori

Managing Director - Deal Advisory and Head of M&A for Japan, KPMG FAS CO.

Hideo Nagatsuyu

Senior Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS

Bobby Pauly

Partner, TATA OPPORTUNITIES FUND

Jean Eric Salata

Chief Executive and Founding Partner BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA

Shunsuke Tanahashi

Chief Executive Officer, ARK TOTAN ALTERNATIVE

Masamichi Yoshizawa

Representative Director and Partner, THE LONGREACH GROUP

Tim Burroughs

Managing Editor, ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL


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