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AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum - Japan

The premier private equity & venture forum in Japan

The Conrad, Tokyo and online

Private equity in Japan has been in rude health and although the outlook is still positive, GPs today are faced with challenges resulting from the pandemic and macroeconomic and political factors. However, LP appetite for the asset class continues to expand and for investors that can originate deals at decent entry multiples, in growth sectors and the buyout market, that have the characteristics to thrive in the current environment the ability to continue excelling is present.

The world’s leading Japan focused private markets forum, unrivalled as the most influential gathering of institutional investors AVCJ once again will convene an ecosystem that has been two decades in the making so you can have full access to the most compelling industry gathering in 2022 from an investment and fundraising perspective.

Benefits of attending include:

  • Network: Meet a diverse and powerful group of LPs, GPs and advisors
  • Fundraising: Find the established and emerging LPs that are committing capital to alternatives
  • Japan: Discover the latest deal and exit trends at each end of the market
  • Deals: Hear from local and international fund managers and advisors covering a range of strategies
  • Global view: Discover how investors are managing the key macroeconomic and political issues in 2022

The AVCJ Japan Forum is the can’t miss event of the year. The Forum has really helped us build the PE and alternatives ecosystem and all the people that are relevant in the industry are part of the conference year in, year out.

Jun Tsusaka, Managing Partner, CIO and Founding Member, NSSK

This is a very well attended conference hundreds of people coming with a single thought in mind – how to invest in Japan.

Tatsuo Kawasaki, Partner, UNISON CAPITAL

2021 Forum Demographics


Topics to be discussed:   

  • HOW will the macroeconomic and political situation affect private market investments?
  • WHAT are the major challenges to portfolio companies and how do you tackle them?
  • HOW have valuations and seller expectations in the mid-market changed over the last two years?
  • WHAT sectors in the buyout space are most attractive and open to private equity?
  • HOW are LPs managing their current portfolios and planning for the future amidst shorter fundraising cycles?
  • WHAT is the state of the debt market and how best should investors access it?
  • HOW are VCs sourcing and selecting earlier stage deals?
  • WHAT are the first steps on an ESG journey and how do you turn it into a value creation tool?

Event highlights

Companies who attended last year:

  • Adamantem Capital
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Advantage Advisors
  • Advantage Partners
  • Aflac Japan
  • Akebono Asset Management
  • Alpinvest Partners
  • Alter Domus
  • Alternative Investment Capital
  • ANRI
  • Ant Capital Partners
  • Antelope Career Consulting
  • Aozora Bank
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Aramco Asia Japan
  • Archipelago Capital Partners
  • Ardian Japan
  • Ares Management
  • Ark Totan Alternative
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Asahi Kasei Pension Fund
  • Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
  • Asia Alternative Advisor
  • Asset Management One Alternative Investments
  • Atago Advisors
  • Bain Capital
  • Bain Capital Credit
  • Bank Julius Baer & Co
  • Bank of Yokohama
  • Barclays
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • BFG Capital Partners
  • BlackRock
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Brown Brothers Harriman Securities
  • Cambridge Asset Management
  • Campbell Lutyens
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Capstone Partners
  • CarVal Investors
  • CCV
  • CD&R
  • CDPQ
  • Cerberus Asia Pacific Advisors
  • China Growth Capital
  • China Investment Corporation
  • CLSA Capital Partners
  • Coller Capital
  • Concord Ventures
  • Coral Capital
  • Cotton Ginsberg Capital Partners
  • Crosspoint Advisors
  • CVC Asia Pacific
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Daido Life Insurance Company
  • Daiwa Fund Consulting


Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum

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