Providing stability for investors in Asian private equity
25-26 June 2015 l Conrad, Tokyo
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
Last year the AVCJ Forum attracted over 340 leading Japanese focused PE executives with a record number of 215 investors. Make sure you are at Japan's number one private equity and venture capital gathering this June for two days of thought-provoking discussions, economic briefings, keynote speeches, high-level networking and more.
Reasons to attend:
Network with over 215 institutional investors that are looking to meet fund managers from across the globe and make commitments to the asset class
Discover how private equity is assisting Japanese firms to source growth opportunities offshore whilst providing the expertise to manage these opportunities
Find out what the government is doing to support the industry and predictions for a potential increase in corporate carve-out deals
Understand how to engage regional banks for fundraising and also deal sourcing by displaying a GPs role in operational enhancement as a driver for IRR
Hear about the latest tech and mobile investment opportunities and how VC's are uncovering the next wave of successful Japanese entrepreneurs
Senior Executive Managing Director, INNOVATION NETWORK CORPORATION OF JAPAN
Director, Growth & Cross Border Investment Department, DEVELOPMENT BANK OF JAPAN
Executive Director / Investment Committee Member, NOMURA PRIVATE EQUITY CAPITAL (NPEC)
President and CEO, ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CAPITAL
Advisor, OSAKA GAS PENSION FUND
Chief Investment Officer, OKAYAMA METAL AND MACHINERY PENSION FUND
Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Industry Finance Group, JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION...
Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (JAPAN) LIMITED
General Manager of Investment Product Development Department and Head of Private Equity, SUMITOMO MITSUI...
Partner, Tokyo, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS
Partner, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS
Head of Private Equity, TOKIO MARINE ASSET MANGEMENT CO. LTD
Group Manager, Investment Group, DENSO PENSION FUND
Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC
Senior Industry Professionals
Managing Director & Co-Representative, CARLYLE JAPAN, LLC
Chairman and CEO, NEW HORIZON CAPITAL CO., LTD
Chief Financial Officer, GREE
Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS
Chairman, PAG JAPAN
Partner, KPMG FAS CO LTD.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, SMARTNEWS, INC.
Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific, INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL ASIA PACIFIC
Member and Chief Executive Officer, KKR JAPAN
President, GLOBIS UNIVERSITY; Managing Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Partner, Chief Operating Officer, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Managing Director, ADVANTAGE ADVISORS
Vice President of Finance, SMARTNEWS, INC.
Representative Director and CEO, MILESTONE ASSET MANAGEMENT
Managing Director (Head of Japan), CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN KK
Partner, LUNAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Managing Director, DRC CAPITAL LTD
Managing Director - Deal Advisory and Head of M&A for Japan, KPMG FAS CO.
Chief Executive Officer, HC ASSET MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
Executive Director,Investment Banking, MITSUBISHI UFJ MORGAN STANLEY
Senior Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, CLEARWATER CAPITAL PARTNERS
Managing Director, BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA
Managing Partner, TIW PRIVATE EQUITY
President & Chief Executive Officer, INTECUR, K.K.
Director and General Partner, TOKIO MARINE CAPITAL CO., LTD.
Managing Director and Executive Investment Officer, MIZUHO CAPITAL PARTNERS CO., LTD
Managing Partner, TR CAPITAL
Managing Director, UOB VENTURE MANAGEMENT
Co-CEO, PHRONESIS PARTNERS
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, BRIGHTRUST PE JAPAN CO., LTD.
Chief Pension Consultant, Pension Research Centre, NLI RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Member, NIPPON SANGYO SUISHIN KIKO (NSSK)
Representative Director and Partner, THE LONGREACH GROUP
Partner, J-STAR CO., LTD