The 14th Annual AVCJ Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum brought together 280 of Japan's leading PE executives, including 120 LPs, for two days of candid insights and thought-provoking discussion about the newly revitalized market, and the ultimate impact of Abenomics.
Attendees came from 10 countries and territories around the world 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 in-depth market analysis with sessions covering topics such as the small-to-midcap buyout market, rising deal flow, the investment plans of Japan's corporate pension funds, enacting operational improvements for portfolio companies, and offshore growth opportunities.
Highlights of the Forum included:
- The largest number of attendees in half a decade, including more than 120 leading LPs
- A panel discussion focused on the resurgent exit market comprised of GPs who have recently completed successful sales
- A keynote speech from Haruyasu Asakura of the INCJ on the fund's mandate and investment activities
- A presentation from Alun Lewis of HarbourVest on the growth of the global private debt market
- An intimate discussion with three of Japan's top corporate pension funds on their about asset allocation plans
- An engaging presentation from Keita Nishiyama of METI
- Economic analysis and predictions from Jesper Koll, Japan's market oracle
Please check this website in the future for details about next year's Forum. We hope to see you there!
Chief Operating Officer, INNOVATION NETWORK CORPORATION OF JAPAN
Managing Director and Head of Research, JP MORGAN SECURITIES JAPAN
Managing Director, Investment Committee, Asia, HAMILTON LANE
Director, Member of the Investment Committee, NOMURA PRIVATE EQUITY CAPITAL (NPEC)
Senior Portfolio Manager, AISIN EMPLOYEES' PENSION FUND
Chief Investment Officer, OKAYAMA METAL AND MACHINERY PENSION FUND
Associate Director and Senior Vice President, MACQUARIE FUNDS GROUP
Managing Director, CAPITAL DYNAMICS
Asset Management Director, DIC PENSION FUND
Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (JAPAN) LIMITED
Principal, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA) LIMITED
General Manager of Investment Product Development Department and Head of Private Equity, SUMITOMO MITSUI...
Chief Portfolio Manager, Alternative and Fund Investment Office, NISSAY ASSET MANAGEMENT
Vice President, Fund Investment Division, Portfolio Investment Group, DEVELOPMENT BANK OF JAPAN (DBJ)...
Investment Officer and Deputy Representative, Tokyo Office, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)...
Senior Fund Manager, TOKIO MARINE ASSET MANAGEMENT
Managing Director, ASIA ALTERNATIVES ADVISOR HK LTD.
Managing Director, WILSHIRE (HONG KONG LIMITED)
Senior Industry Professionals
Managing Director and Co-Representative in Japan, THE CARLYLE GROUP
President, ITOCHU TECHNOLOGY VENTURES, INC.
Partner, J-STAR CO. LTD.
Representative Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS, LLP
Director, Transaction Services, KPMG FAS CO LTD.
Executive Director, OLYMPUS CAPITAL HOLDINGS ASIA
Managing Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Managing Director, CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN KK
Managing Director, CHRYSCAPITAL INVESTMENT ADVISORS PVT LTD
Chairman and Managing Partner, WM PARTNERS INC.
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, PAG JAPAN
Chairman, KKR JAPAN LIMITED
Managing Director, DRC CAPITAL LTD
Senior Managing Director, CVC ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN
Managing Director, CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS (JAPAN) KK
Partner, NIPPON MIRAI CAPITAL
Deputy Director-General for Economic and Social Policy, MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY (METI)...
Chief Operating Officer, YJ CAPITAL INC.
Managing Partner, JED LIMITED
Managing Director and Executive Investment Officer, MIZUHO CAPITAL PARTNERS CO., LTD
Senior Managing Partner, IL&FS INVESTMENT MANAGERS LTD. (IIML)
Managing Director, BAIN CAPITAL ASIA LLC
President, CYBERAGENT VENTURES, INC.
Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Founding Partner, IWATO PARTNERS, CO., LTD.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, BRIGHTRUST PE JAPAN CO., LTD.
Chief Pension Consultant, Pension Research Centre, NLI RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Partner, Managing Director and Representative, TPG CAPITAL - JAPAN, LTD.
General Partner and Co-Founder, INCUBATE FUND
Representative Director and Partner, THE LONGREACH GROUP, INC.
Executive Director, CITIC CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN LTD