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KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We respond to clients' business challenges with a global perspective and local knowledge that spans 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, M&A and tax professionals who work full time on deals for the private equity funds. They combine industry specific skills with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity funds as they search out the value enhancing attributes of each deal.
We have the expertise to support the full lifecycle of PE funds whether it is; investing in new assets, managing your portfolio, raising funds, exit planning or advising on proposed regulation. Our professionals work closely with the management of portfolio companies, embedding ‘best practices' and helping build value prior to exit. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPO or manage the sales process.
Reflecting the needs of the current times, our PE group is also experienced in providing a range of services to nurture portfolio companies to create value. The wide range of post deal services include statutory and internal audit; risk assessment and corporate governance; IT advisory; corporate restructuring and cost optimisation approaches.
KPMG - Dedicated to Private Equity.
AIF Capital (www.aifcapital.com) is one of Asia's largest independent private equity firms with an established track record of successfully implementing a pan-Asian, multi-industry strategy for over 16 years. The Firm has its roots in The Asian Infrastructure Fund which was launched in 1994 by five global institutions that included the Asian Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
Since becoming independent in 2001, the Firm has been focused on providing equity capital to middle market companies across multiple industries in Asia for expansion, buyouts and recapitalization. For over 16 years and across various economic cycles, the Firm has established a track record of consistently outperforming comparable funds and public markets while generating superior returns for investors in its three funds. AIF Capital has received investor commitments for its funds in excess of US$1.7 billion since 1994 and has made 35 investments in nine Asian countries across a broad range of business sectors.
The Firm is led by a stable, cohesive and highly experienced team of 27 investment professionals across its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi and Singapore which oversees a diversified pan-Asian portfolio of investments. With over 300 years of collective experience in Asian private equity, investment, corporate finance and industry, the highly diversified team hails from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Australia, the United States and Canada.
AIF Capital's portfolio includes investments in sectors ranging from supply chain management, media, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, aquaculture and infrastructure services to energy, telecommunications and transportation. Investors in AIF Capital managed funds include multilateral organizations, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, major corporate and government pension and investment funds, insurance companies and financial institutions from Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
AMCG Partners ("AMCG" or "the Group") is an independent direct investment fund management group based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. AMCG and its associates invest in the strategic development of promising medium-sized companies with Enterprise Values of US$100 million to US$500 million, which have substantial operations in Asia and need capital for:
• Major capital expenditure programs
• Mergers and acquisitions
The Group manages the Asia Strategic Capital Fund, L.P., which limited partners include New York Life Insurance Company, MassMutual Life Insurance Company, the ORIX Corporation of Japan and others. Investments made by the Fund and its partners and associates range from US$20 million up to US$100 million.
AMCG acts as a strategic financial partner for companies and private equity firms by investing longer-term hybrid mezzanine-type capital flexibly structured with a combination of debt and equity components that substantially mitigates equity dilution.
AMCG Partners serves global institutional investor clients, which have needs for alternative asset investment management services via direct investment funds with lower-risk profiles. Such clients want exposure to the continued relatively higher growth and positive structural changes underway in many Asian countries and seek superior risk-adjusted returns, including current income vs. private equity. AMCG is a credit-oriented investment manager which aims to generate superior risk-adjusted returns by protecting capital and participating in equity value enhancement. AMCG applies a conservative investment approach using fundamental credit principles and practices.
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in buyouts in Asia, particularly in enterprises with a strong presence in South and Southeast Asia.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since 2000, Navis has made over 60 investments, of which 15 have been follow-on acquisitions. All Navis' companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields.
The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvement. Navis' investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
The firm manages several private and public equity funds totaling over USD 3 billion, managed by what is now one of the largest private equity teams in Asia, operating from seven offices across the region.
IntraLinks (NYSE: IL) is a leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") solutions for securely managing content, exchanging critical business information and collaborating within and among organizations. Our cloud-based solutions enable organizations to control, track, search and exchange time-sensitive information inside and outside the firewall, all within a secure and easy-to-use environment.
Our customers rely on our cost-effective solutions to manage large amounts of electronic information, accelerate information-intensive business processes, reduce time to market, optimize critical information workflow, meet regulatory and risk management requirements and collaborate with business counterparties in a secure, auditable and compliant manner. We help our customers eliminate the inherent risks and inefficiencies of using email, fax, courier services and other existing solutions to collaborate and exchange information. More than 1,000,000 professionals in industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer, energy, industrial, legal, insurance, real estate and technology, as well as government agencies, have utilized IntraLinks' easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions.
Invest Hong Kong is the department of the HKSAR Government for Foreign Direct Investment, supporting overseas, Mainland and Taiwanese businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong. We provide free advice and customised services to help your business succeed in our vibrant economy.
We can provide the latest information on Hong Kong's business environment including sector-specific advice, business incorporation procedures, licensing requirements, tax and business regulations, cost-of-business models, employment legislation, work visa requirements, and business networking opportunities. We also provide public relations services during the launch and expansion of your company.
InvestHK can also arrange introductions for you with financial regulators, professional associations and government departments.
The Wall Street Journal Asia is the leader in global business news for Asia. Since 1976, it has provided indispensable news and analysis of regional and global business developments for an influential pan-Asian audience of corporate and government decision-makers. The Wall Street Journal Asia has been voted the most "important business reading" among international daily newspapers in Asia in every ABRS/BE:ASIA study since the survey's inception in 1985.
The Wall Street Journal's China staff won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for coverage of the consequences of the nation's rapid growth. Dow Jones publications won a combined five awards in the 2009 Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence.
Edited and published in Hong Kong, The Wall Street Journal Asia is printed in eleven Asian cities-Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo-and distributed throughout the Asia Pacific region. More than 75% of its subscribers are Asian.
The Wall Street Journal's Web site for Asia is at www.asia.wsj.com and homepage for India is at www.india.wsj.com. The Wall Street Journal is also published online in Japanese at www.japan.wsj.com and in Chinese at www.chinese.wsj.com.
The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) seeks to grow and develop the venture philanthropy movement across the Asia Pacific region. Modelled on our sister network in Europe - the European Venture Philanthropy Association - we will provide a range of services that meet the unique needs of members in this part of the world.
We are now building a coalition of individuals and organisations which would like to join us in making the AVPN a vibrant philanthropy community. We will launch the Network in early 2012 and are registered as a Charity in Singapore.
Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA), established in 1987, is the oldest industry Association in Asia. It represents institutional investors engaged in the venture capital / private equity industry at all levels - from seed, startup, growth, buyouts and restructuring - investing in the Asia-Pacific region. HKVCA's mission is to stimulate a vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. It works for the high standards in industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards; provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members; and represents the common interests and views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies. The Association organizes an active program of luncheons talks, seminars and conferences, delegations, joint activities with the government and trade bodies, and networking with other business groups on a local and international level.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association is a not-for-profit association committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry by providing a forum for facilitating value-added communication, enhancing education in the asset class and promoting research and standards in the private equity industry. ILPA has over 240 institutional member organizations that collectively manage approximately $1 trillion of private equity assets. For a copy of the ILPA Private Equity Principles or for more information about ILPA, please visit http://ilpa.org.
Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) is the oldest, most influential and largest member-based national organization of its kind. It represents venture capital and private equity firms to promote the industry within India. It seeks to create a more favorable environment for equity investment and entrepreneurship. It is an influential forum representing the industry to governmental bodies and public authorities.
IVCA members include leading venture capital and private equity firms, institutional investors, banks, corporate advisers, accountants, lawyers and other service providers to the venture capital and private equity industry. These firms provide capital for seed ventures, early stage companies, later-stage expansion and growth finance for management buyouts/ buy-ins.
Established in 1992, the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) is a not-for-profit organisation formed to foster the growth of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) in Singapore and around the region. From a humble start of 2, our membership now exceeds 100 and continues to grow with the industry's development.
Since its inception, SVCA has championed various efforts to promote the local VC/PE industry through talks, workshops, seminars, conferences and networking events. The thrusts of SVCA continues to be (1) fostering a greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation; (2) representing the local VC/PE industry in and outside of Singapore; (3) nurturing an environment conducive for advancing VC/PE investment and profession; and (4) providing a platform to match fund-seeking businesses with our members and the investment community.
For more information about SVCA, please visit: www.svca.org.sg.
ISI Emerging Markets (www.securities.com) is a pioneer of high-value emerging market business and financial information, with the Internet as its distribution channel where over 10,000+ users in Asia use the online service. ISI Emerging Markets is headquartered in New York and has 29 offices around the world.
We partner with a range of customers like private equity firms, venture capitalists, investment bankers, brokerage firms, management consultancies, banks, and other diversified companies for their business and financial requirements.
ISI Emerging Markets aggregates hard-to-get information from premium sources on the basis of business news, company financials for private & public listed company, research on companies, M&A & PE deals across all the sectors, in-depth Industry research for more than 100 sectors along with the Macro-economic and Financial market information of the country. A one stop consolidated resource for information from more than 20,000 sources.