A land of industry opportunities in times of uncertainty

22-23 June 2016 l Conrad, Tokyo


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.


2015 Forum Highlight:


Benefits of attending:


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


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


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


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


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


Identify strategies for fundraising and how you differentiate yourselves to LPs


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