AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Japan 2023

The premier private equity & venture forum in Japan

The Conrad, Tokyo and online

The 24th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Japan successfully took place in Tokyo and online on 27-28 June 2023.

The event brought together over 1,050 private market professionals including 580+ LPs representing 480+ different organisations from 23 geographies. The conference, which focused on finding attractive deals and liquidity at a time of global market uncertainty, managing portfolios effectively to stay competitive, kicked off with a keynote interview featuring Tadasu Matsuo, Managing Director, Head of Global Alternative Investments at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Hideya Sadanaga, Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Investment Department, at Japan Post Bank, in conversation with Isamu Sai, Partner at Adams Street Partners.

The forum also featured leading executives from KKR, Bain Capital, Apollo Global Management, Advantage Partners, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Carlyle, Denso Pension Fund, BPEA EQT, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation, CVC Capital Partners and NSSK speaking on a number of well-researched topics including the impact of macro conditions on alternatives and navigating market turbulence, how Japan that can provide stable growth and returns for global investors, private debt strategies that offer the best opportunities in 2024, the latest activity in the buyout market, strategies LPs are employing for picking managers and staying committed throughout the cycle, the next step for Japan venture capital for going global and operational value-add at times of uncertainty.

The AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Japan returns to Tokyo in June 2024.

2023 Forum Demographics


Benefits of attending include:

  • Network: Meet a diverse and powerful community of LPs, GPs and advisors
  • Deals: Hear from local and international fund managers and advisors covering a range of strategies
  • Fundraising: Find the established and emerging LPs that are committing capital to private markets
  • Japan: Discover the latest deal, exit and value creation trends
  • Global view: Learn how investors are navigating the key macroeconomic and political issues in 2023

See what our delegates said about the AVCJ Japan Forum:

The event was a very fruitful get together with many industry professionals after COVID. I really felt AVCJ came back strongly to Japan this year, and this event is necessary for the Japan market to energize the PE industry.

Shunsuke Tanahashi, Representative Director and President, PARTNERS GROUP JAPAN

AVCJ Japan Forum is "the event" for any professionals that have investment interest in Japan. Every year, hundreds of GPs and LPs around the world gather to exchange ideas, share perspectives and network in order to better invest in Japan.

Tetsuro Onitsuka, Partner and Head of Private Equity Japan, EQT PARTNERS

I was delighted to be a part of AVCJ Japan Forum, which again proved to be one of the most important PE event in Japan in terms of the quality of speakers and participants. The forum provided us with an opportunity to meet industry experts and update what was going on in the domestic and global PE market. I am looking forward to joining the Forum next year. 

Megumi Kiyozuka, President & Representative Director, CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN KK

It was another year of success for AVCJ Japan with strong turnout both online and offline. We were able to build relationships with LPs as well as exchange insights with the industry experts.

Emre Hidekazu Yuasa, Partner at GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

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

Event highlights


Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum

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