Thank you for attending the AVCJ Japan Forum 2014!

Prospering iin the New japan l 26-27 June, 2014 l Conrad, Tokyo

The 15th Annual AVCJ Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum brought together 343 leading Japanese focused PE executives. With the positivity in the market towards alternatives, and in particular private equity, a record number of 216 investors attended the forum for two days of candid insights and thought-provoking discussion about the continuing impact of Abenomics and to hear an update on LP appetite for the asset class and GP investment trends.

Attendees came from 11 countries and heard from 50 of the most experienced and successful PE investors in Japan, as well as from leading outside investors, government officials and noted economists.

The conference featured sessions covering topics such as the current state of the industry and prediction for the coming year, looking for growth domestically and globally, understanding domestic LPs and meeting their needs, the next stage of evolution for Japan's VC communityand uncovering opportunities in the mid-market.

Highlights of the Forum included:

  • The largest number of attendees in half a decade, including more than 216 leading LPs
  • A keynote address from Tokihiko Shimizu of the GPIF on the Actuarial mechanism of Japanese Public Pension Scheme and its Investment Policy
  • An intimate discussion with four of Japan's top corporate pension funds on their about asset allocation plans and how GPs can meet their needs and attract their investment
  • A keynote speech from Shigeki Kimura of Japan Bank For International Cooperation on JBIC with Private Equity - as a strategic investor & partner
  • A panel discussion focused on the evolving VC industry in Japan featuring Globis Capital Partners and the INCJ
  • A presentation examining the long-term economic and social impact of Abenomics from Akuji Aida, Chief Economist, Japan, Societe Generale

>> Review the list of participating companies

>> Check this infograph to review the latest market trends in Japan's private equity industry

 

Why did they join us?

AVCJ Japan 2014

Key reasons to attend:

Discuss  whether Abenomics will succeed in reforming Japan's corporate practices and making the country more competitive globally

Hear the latest on the Government Pension Investment Fund's plan for investing in private equity

Discover what Japanese companies have to offer in overseas markets, and how Japan can build its global influence anew 

Find out the factors that are causing domestic LPs to increasingly commit to alternative assets and examine what foreign LPs are looking for when they invest in Japan

Understand how Japan's VC industry can continue to perform and identify the most appealing exit options and if IPO's will continue to dominate the conversation

 

Keynotes

Takuji Aida

Chief Economist, Japan, SOCIETE GENERALE

Shigeki Kimura

Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Industry Finance Group, JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION...

Tokihiko Shimizu

Director-General, Research Department and Investment Policy Actuary, GOVERNMENT PENSION INVESTMENT FUND...


Limited Partners

Jessica Archibald

Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS

E. Yegin Chen

Head of Private Equity, SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION (SDCERA)

Yasufumi Hirao

President and CEO, ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CAPITAL

Hidekazu Ishida

Investment Officer, OSAKA GAS PENSION FUND

Takeshi Ito

Senior Portfolio Manager, AISIN EMPLOYEES' PENSION FUND

Yoshisuke Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, OKAYAMA METAL AND MACHINERY PENSION FUND

Tomoko Kitao

Director, HAMILTON LANE

Kazushige Kobayashi

Managing Director, CAPITAL DYNAMICS

Tatsuya Kubo

Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (JAPAN) LIMITED

Toru Masuda

General Manager of Investment Product Development Department and Head of Private Equity, SUMITOMO MITSUI...

Susan Long McAndrews

Partner, PANTHEON

Soichi Sam Takata

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

Kosei Terami

Investment Officer and Deputy Representative, Tokyo Office, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)...

Hideto Usuyama

Deputy Director General, Industry Finance Group, JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION (JBIC)

Zhan Yang

Director, BLACKROCK PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS, ASIA


Senior Industry Professionals

Tamotsu Adachi

Managing Director & Co-Representative, CARLYLE JAPAN, LLC

Toshihisa Adachi

President, ITOCHU TECHNOLOGY VENTURES, INC.

Yasushi Ando

CEO and COO, NEW HORIZON CAPITAL

Ari Druker

Head of Corporate Finance, North Asia, JONES LANG LASALLE

Richard Folsom

Representative Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS, LLP

Pamela Fung

Principal, MORGAN STANLEY ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Tomotaka Goji

Managing Partner, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO EDGE CAPITAL

David Grayce

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Frank Harrison

Director, ENELUTION K.K.

Hirofumi Hirano

Member and Chief Executive Officer, KKR JAPAN

Barry Hirschfeld

President and CEO, ASIA INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Minoru Imano

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

Megumi Kiyozuka

Managing Director, CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN KK

David Lewis

Partner,Transaction Advisory Group, KPMG TAX CORPORATION JAPAN

Anthony Miller

Partner and Chief Executive Officer, PAG JAPAN

Hemal Mirani

Asia Head of Investor Relations and Chief Administrative Officer, CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS

Naoto Mizoguchi

Managing Director, DRC CAPITAL LTD

Kei Mizukami

Senior Managing Director, CVC ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN

Bobby Pauly

Partner, TATA OPPORTUNITIES FUND

Mohit Ralhan

Managing Partner, TIW PRIVATE EQUITY

William Saito

President & Chief Executive Officer, INTECUR, K.K.

Hideaki Sakurai

Director and Partner, J-STAR CO., LTD

Koji Sasaki

Director and General Partner, TOKIO MARINE CAPITAL CO., LTD.

Shinichi Takamiya

Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

Joji Takeuchi

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, BRIGHTRUST PE JAPAN CO., LTD.

Katsuyuki Tokushima

Chief Pension Consultant, Pension Research Centre, NLI RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Shigeyuki Tsuchida

Senior Executive Managing Director, INNOVATION NETWORK CORPORATION OF JAPAN

Masa Yoshizawa

Representative Director and Partner, THE LONGREACH GROUP

Yasuhiko Yurimoto

President and CEO, GLOBAL BRAIN CORPORATION


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