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KPMG is a leading provider of Audit, Tax and Advisory services to Private Equity worldwide. We respond to business challenges facing Private Equity with a global perspective and local knowledge spanning industry sectors. Our high-performing people mobilise around our clients, using our expertise and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions that our clients and stakeholders value.
The KPMG Private Equity group brings together our leading transaction advisory, deal origination, operational value creation, and tax professionals who work full time helping private equity funds to achieve their goals. We combine industry specific skills with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity funds as we search out the value enhancing attributes of each deal and provide support in an integrated fashion over the entire investment cycle.
KPMG Advisory professionals help private equity clients execute deals with greater insight, speed, and decision-making quality. Post investment, we help private equity funds and their portfolio companies identify and execute on value growth opportunities in a diverse range of areas such as aligning IT strategy with the business model, optimizing working capital and operating processes to unlock cash and grow earnings, digitally transforming the business to leverage new technologies, and many others. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPO or manage the sales process.
KPMG Tax services are designed to reflect the unique needs and objectives of each client. KPMG firms work with our clients to help them achieve effective tax compliance and manage tax risks while controlling costs.
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Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners is one of the most respected and experienced private markets investment managers in the industry. With 150+ staff in nine offices - Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo - our deep industry experience and global outlook provide clients with customized access to the spectrum of private markets strategies. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and independent, and manages over $29 billion in assets for more than 350 institutional investors, including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices and endowments.
Advantage Partners is a leading provider of services to private equity and similar funds focused on the Japanese and Asian markets. Advantage Partners was founded in 1992 by Taisuke Sasanuma and Richard Folsom and has been providing services to funds since 1997, when the firm established the first buyout fund in Japan. Funds served by Advantage Partners have invested in more than 50 companies representing total invested capital of over JPY350 billion across a wide range of industries and sectors. Advantage Partners has offices in Tokyo and in Hong Kong.
Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi‐asset alternative investment firms with approximately $75 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in
1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity and venture capital. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.
In Asia, the firm has invested $7 billion in 40 leading companies including Asia Pacific Medical Group, Camp Australia, Carver Korea, ChinaPnR, Daymon Worldwide, Domino's Pizza Japan, Emcure, Genpact, Gymboree China, Japan Wind Development, Jupiter Shop Channel, L&T Finance, Lionbridge, Macromill, MYOB, Only About Children, Ooedo Onsen, QuEST, Retail
Zoo, Rise Education, Skylark and Yukiguni Maitake.
BDA Partners is an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private placements, capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn, where we have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian corporates and financial sponsors. We have over 80 professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.
Globis Capital Partners is one of Japan's leading independent venture capital firms. With its unique combination of western style investment expertise obtained through a joint venture with Apax Partners and Japan-local business expertise through Globis Group, which runs No.1 MBA program in Japan, Globis has set new VC standards in Japan.
Founded in 1996, Globis is one of the oldest continually operating independent VC firms in Japan. It has actively managed five funds totaling approximately USD 650M, including the fifth fund which was raised in 2016. The majority of LPs are institutional investors both from and outside of Japan. Globis focuses on Japan's high-growth sectors, such as the internet, mobile, e-commerce, social media, and 6-techs (Finance, Healthcare, Education, Auto, Home, Frontier). All closed funds were ranked in the top quartile in global VC in their respective vintage years. *
Globis takes a lead role in a financing round and provides hands-on management support to its portfolio companies. Its key strengths are in the network of talents in the venture ecosystem that Globis Capital Partners has built, and the unequaled experience in guiding portfolio companies to Japanese public markets.
*Source: Cambridge Associates, Globis analysis
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 25 years, the firm currently employs more than 290 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With more than $332 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2016, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis. For more information, please follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 30 years of experience and more than $40 billion in assets under management. The Firm's powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 400 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $31 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $15 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $6 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity solutions to owners of private equity and other alternative investments and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. Since 1990, Lexington has acquired over 2,600 secondary and co-investment interests through 660 transactions with a total value in excess of $40 billion, including $12 billion of syndications. Lexington's leadership position in the global secondary and co-investment markets has attracted commitments from more than 700 investors in over 30 countries, including many of the largest global investors with alternative asset commitments. Lexington Partners has six offices located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing - New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong and Santiago. In addition, Lexington has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and Latin America.
PAG is one of Asia's largest alternative investment firms, managing a diverse array of funds in opportunities across private equity, private debt, real estate and absolute returns. With US$18 billion in funds under management, PAG's deep expertise and on-the-ground presence in key Asian markets provide us with access to proprietary deals and flexibility to create innovative financing solutions. PAG employs over 350 people in major financial hubs in Asia and has dedicated funds and teams focused on each strategy. Since 2002, the firm has invested over US$30 billion in markets across Asia, creating value for PAG's investors and portfolio companies.
Phronesis Partners is an independent private equity firm focusing on the small-end of small caps in Japan. Based on our "Growth Buyout Strategy", we aim to increase value of the strictly selected investee companies by molding their business strategy and business plan, and by providing managerial support and governance. Our founding members have a fruitful track record since the pioneering stage of the Japanese private equity industry. We provide quality solutions to small companies with business succession, capital restructuring and growth strategy needs. By increasing the value of our portfolio companies, we create prominent alternative investment opportunities for our investors.
Strait Capital Investment Group is an Asia-based private equity company that specializes in providing growth capital to companies in the consumer-related, healthcare services, and entertainment sectors in Asia. The firm was established in 2013 by three founding members who have worked together for over 15 years and served as investment professional in Asia since the 1990s. The team has a track record of generating top-tier returns over 60 transactions amounting to approximately US$1 billion in Asia. Strait Capital Investment Group manages approximately US$240 million and currently has eight investment professionals located in Taipei and Shanghai.
China Consumer Fund, Fund II, has US$190 million under management, 78% from institutional investors and 22% from family office, with geographical spread 45% from Japan and 55% from Taiwan. We are seeking investment opportunities equipped with significant minority interests, market leading position, sound management expertise, and interests and vision that aligned with the firm's strategy as well as potential of accelerated growth. The team has established a reputation to grow with its portfolio companies through value creation and it is steadfast in its approach.
Tata Capital Growth Fund I ("TCGF I"), a USD 240 million sector agnostic private equity fund was raised in 2011 with participation from global and Indian institutional investors. TCGF I targeted acquiring significant minority stakes in companies with a substantial portion of their operations in India. The core team has been together since inception of TCGF I, and successfully leveraged the strengths of the Tata network across all four facets of private equity, i.e. deal sourcing, deal evaluation, value add and exit.
TCGF I is fully committed and invested in industry leaders in the Financial services, IT & ITES, Healthcare services, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical sectors, under the umbrella of TCGF I's three investment themes - Urbanization, Discrete manufacturing and Strategic services. TCGF I is in the process of being monetized having already demonstrated multiple successful exits with industry leading IRRs.
The Longreach Group is an established independent private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm focuses on buyouts in Japan and Greater China in the mature industrial and technology, business services, consumer related, and financial services sectors. The firm manages three Funds with approximately US$1.7 billion of limited partner and co-investment capital, and has a strong track record of portfolio company value creation and realizations. Longreach is an independent and focused group committed to achieving sustained success for the investment funds is sponsors.
Longreach currently has 12 investment professionals located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. The firm also enjoys the support of prominent and highly committed Advisors located in Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, New York, London and San Francisco.
Unison Capital, originally founded in 1998 by three founding members, operates mid-cap buyout funds in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Unison Capital is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has the longest track record in its space. In 2014, Unison Capital expanded in Korea to apply its well-tested mid-cap strategy and harness its deep Japan network for value-add.
Since its inception, Unison has launched four Japan-focused funds and invested in 26 companies with 19 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$680 million) for Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$280 million) for its debut fund and has five portfolio companies. To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 770 billion (~$7 billion) and KRW 320 billion (~$280 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison's Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 31 investment professionals, having diverse professional backgrounds in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Furthermore, Unison's broader network extends to in-house management advisers, financial institutions, consulting firms, and other experts in two countries and beyond to drive the robust growth of our portfolio companies.
Intralinks is a global content collaboration company that provides cloud-based solutions to control the sharing, distribution and management of high value content within and across organizations according to the highest-level of security and the most stringent compliance regulations. Over 90,000 clients, 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies, have depended on Intralinks' to digitally transform and simplify critical business processes and secure high-value information. With a 20-year track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at $31.3 trillion, Intralinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration technology. Intralinks, Inc. is a subsidiary of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR).
Pafilia is the largest privately owned residential developer in Cyprus, dedicated to delivering the best in concept, design, quality and service. The company offers a diverse and innovative portfolio of property types and styles, each an exemplar of superior living, all built to the highest standards. Pafilia offers a total solution for European citizenship, providing prime investment opportunities, in-house immigration expertise and professional personalised service. Founded in 1977, Pafilia is owner-managed by Mr. Elias Eliades, who previously served as both the Minister of Defence and Minister of Interior for Cyprus. Our highly-qualified team offer professional personalised service, while our global presence enables us to serve our clients wherever they may be.
Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 300 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.
Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.
At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI).
The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.
To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:
- Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
- Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
- Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives
In order to support the development of startup companies in Japan, Venture Enterprise Center (abbreviated as VEC) was established as an organization approved by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (former Minister of International Trade and Industry) in 1975.
Since establishment, VEC had been engaged in debt guarantee operation (this service ended in FY 2001).
Currently, instead of this, we are conducting various startup business supporting activities such as "Provision of Research Information" in which we investigate the investment trends of venture capital, "Policy Proposal" through research and study on specific issues, and "Development of Entrepreneurial Environment" to promote the communication between the new entrepreneurs and supporters.
Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund (JVPF) is the first full-scale venture philanthropy fund in Japan established with an initial capital of 100 million JPY by the Nippon Foundation and Social Investment Partners. Our mission is to cultivate social entrepreneurs and their enterprises to increase their social impact and bring solutions to social problems. JVPF provides NPOs and social enterprises with mid-and long-term financial and management support collaborating with professional pro bono partners including Bain & Company, Clifford Chance Law Office, and Vox Global Japan.
Social Investment Partners (SIP) is Japan's first full-scale venture philanthropy organization established by private equity veterans in November 2012. SIP manages Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund with Nippon Foundation and provides mid-long term financial and managerial support to the social purpose organizations that exhibit a combination of social impact, innovative solutions and sustainable business model. It focuses on areas that contribute the society through fostering the next generation; education and youth employment, childcare and women empowerment, and community development. Its mission is to realize ecosystem in which financial and managerial support from the private sector can circle back effectively for the public good.
Asia Business Law Journal is a new bi-monthly magazine for in-house counsel with the responsibility for all or part of Asia. It clarifies the regulatory environments in all key Asian jurisdictions and arms its readers with the tools to seize opportunity, manage risk, implement effective legal solutions and identify the most capable external advisers. Asia Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia. firstname.lastname@example.org / www.vantageasia.com
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com.
AL-IN" is Japan's premier and only "investment resource publication" dedicated to institutional investors in Japan, covering across all asset classes from alternative investments including hedge funds, private equities and real estate to traditional equity and fixed income investments, as well as regulatory issues concerning pension funds and other institutional investors.
Unquote is a dedicated private equity intelligence service based in Europe. Unquote fully researches all deals, funds and exits within the market and fully verifies the information directly with private equity deal-doers, fund managers, institutional investors and advisory communities.