Providing stability for investors in Asian private equity

25-26 June 2015 l Conrad, Tokyo

The 16th Annual AVCJ Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum brought together 350 leading Japanese focused PE executives and institutional investors. Over 200 LPs attended the forum as positivity in the market towards alternatives continues, and in particular private equity. Delegates witnessed two days of candid insights and thought-provoking discussion about the growth of the alternative assets industry in Japan and beyond, LP appetite for the asset class and strategies GPs are employing to source deals and find attractive exits.

Attendees came from 13 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, private equity as a catalyst for enhanced corporate governance, building partnerships with regional banks, private debt opportunities in Japan and beyond and the types of funds that are most appealing to foreign LPs.

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Highlights of the Forum included:

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The largest number of attendees in half a decade, including more than 200 leading LPs

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A keynote speech from Mikihide Katsumata of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan on the start-up eco-system in Japan

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A panel of LPs and GPs discussion how private equity can help source growth opportunities offshore with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, The Longreach Group and Japan Bank for International Cooperation

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A comprehensive session examining the opportunities in the mid-market featuring J-Star, New Horizon Capital, Tokio Marine Capital, CLSA Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group

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An informative discussion with three of Japan's top corporate pension funds on their asset allocation plans and how GPs can meet their needs and attract their investment

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A presentation on the countries macro outlook from renowned Japan economist, Jesper Koll

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A panel discussion focused on the evolving VC industry in Japan featuring Globis Capital Partners, GREE and SmartNews

 

Keynotes

Mikihide Katsumata

Senior Executive Managing Director, INNOVATION NETWORK CORPORATION OF JAPAN


Limited Partners

Kimihiro Fukuyama

Director, Growth & Cross Border Investment Department, DEVELOPMENT BANK OF JAPAN

Yuka Hata

Executive Director / Investment Committee Member, NOMURA PRIVATE EQUITY CAPITAL (NPEC)

Yasufumi Hirao

President and CEO, ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CAPITAL

Hidekazu Ishida

Advisor, OSAKA GAS PENSION FUND

Yoshisuke Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, OKAYAMA METAL AND MACHINERY PENSION FUND

Shigeki Kimura

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

Tatsuya Kubo

Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (JAPAN) LIMITED

Toru Masuda

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

Isamu Sai

Partner, Tokyo, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner, ADAMS STREET PARTNERS

Soichi Sam Takata

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

Kengo Torii

Group Manager, Investment Group, DENSO PENSION FUND

David York

Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC


Senior Industry Professionals

Tamotsu Adachi

Managing Director & Co-Representative, CARLYLE JAPAN, LLC

Yasushi Ando

Chairman and CEO, NEW HORIZON CAPITAL CO., LTD

Naoki Aoyagi

Chief Financial Officer, GREE

David Brown

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Jun Daikuhara

Chairman, PAG JAPAN

Paul Ford

Partner, KPMG FAS CO LTD.

Kaisei Hamamoto

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, SMARTNEWS, INC.

Chris Heine

Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific, INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL ASIA PACIFIC

Hiro Hirano

Member and Chief Executive Officer, KKR JAPAN

Yoshito Hori

President, GLOBIS UNIVERSITY; Managing Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

Minoru Imano

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

Akira Iwamoto

Managing Director, ADVANTAGE ADVISORS

Kohei Katada

Vice President of Finance, SMARTNEWS, INC.

Alexander Kinmont

Representative Director and CEO, MILESTONE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Megumi Kiyozuka

Managing Director (Head of Japan), CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN KK

Yi Li

Partner, LUNAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Naoto Mizoguchi

Managing Director, DRC CAPITAL LTD

Ikuo Mori

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

Noriyuki Morimoto

Chief Executive Officer, HC ASSET MANAGEMENT CO. LTD

Kensuke Murashima

Executive Director,Investment Banking, MITSUBISHI UFJ MORGAN STANLEY

Hideo Nagatsuyu

Senior Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS

Robert Petty

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, CLEARWATER CAPITAL PARTNERS

Shane Predeek

Managing Director, BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA

Mohit Ralhan

Managing Partner, TIW PRIVATE EQUITY

William Saito

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

Koji Sasaki

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

Masahide Sato

Managing Director and Executive Investment Officer, MIZUHO CAPITAL PARTNERS CO., LTD

Colin Sau

Managing Partner, TR CAPITAL

Kian Wee Seah

Managing Director, UOB VENTURE MANAGEMENT

Tomoya Shiraishi

Co-CEO, PHRONESIS 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

Jun Tsusaka

Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Member, NIPPON SANGYO SUISHIN KIKO (NSSK)

Masamichi Yoshizawa

Representative Director and Partner, THE LONGREACH GROUP

Tatsuya Yumoto

Partner, J-STAR CO., LTD


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