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.
Highlights of the Forum included:
The largest number of attendees in half a decade, including more than 200 leading LPs
A keynote speech from Mikihide Katsumata of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan on the start-up eco-system in Japan
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
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
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
A presentation on the countries macro outlook from renowned Japan economist, Jesper Koll
A panel discussion focused on the evolving VC industry in Japan featuring Globis Capital Partners, GREE and SmartNews
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