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.

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Reasons to attend:

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Network with over 215 institutional investors that are looking to meet fund managers from across the globe and make commitments to the asset class

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Discover how private equity is assisting Japanese firms to source growth opportunities offshore whilst providing the expertise to manage these opportunities

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Find out what the government is doing to support the industry and predictions for a potential increase in corporate carve-out deals

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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

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Hear about the latest tech and mobile investment opportunities and how VC's are uncovering the next wave of successful Japanese entrepreneurs

 

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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