Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in buyouts, recapitalisations and financial restructurings in Asia, particularly on enterprises with a strong presence in Southeast Asia.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding, Navis has made over 75 controlling investments most of which have been completed with little reliance on acquisition finance. All Navis’ companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields. Industries/segments in which Navis has invested include food processing, fast food/casual dining, industrial products, fast moving consumer goods, outdoor advertising, auto rentals, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.
The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis’ investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
The firm manages several private and public equity capital commitments totaling ~USD 5 billion, and whose investors include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, foundations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. Navis has one of the largest private equity professional team in Asia, comprising more than 70 individuals, supported by 40 administrative staff, in six offices across the region.
KPMG is a global organization of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee. The network adopts a global approach to client needs that spans professional disciplines, industries, sectors and national borders.
Our global network consists of 219,000 people in member firms in 147 countries and territories. In Singapore, our practice is organized around our Audit, Tax and Advisory practices.
In the ASEAN region, KPMG member firms operate across all 10 countries. Our industry focus helps KPMG firms’ professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.
Our dedicated Private Equity (PE) group in ASEAN comprises leading transaction advisory, deal origination, portfolio value creation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Tax professionals. We firmly believe in accompanying portfolio companies throughout their investment lifecycle. Our value creation professionals specialise in working closely with the management of companies to embed best practices, improve operating and financial performance and build value prior to exit. We also help organisations prepare for an IPO and manage the sales process to enhance value upon exit.
AC Ventures is a leading Southeast Asian Venture Capital Firm investing in early-stage startups focused on the Indonesia and ASEAN markets. AC Ventures’ mission is to partner and empower entrepreneurs with more than capital, combining operational experience, industry knowledge, deep local networks, and resources to create value. Our vision is to be a generational partner to founders driving positive societal change and economic impact to Indonesia and beyond through technology-enabled ventures.
AC Ventures manages over US$380M in AUM invested across four funds. Since 2012, AC Ventures’ Partners have invested in over 100 technology companies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, including some of the most iconic names in the SEA digital ecosystem. AC Ventures’ Founding Partners, Adrian Li, Michael Soerijadji, and Pandu Sjahrir, lead a team of over 25 professionals with offices in Jakarta and Singapore.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street’s 90+ investment professionals focus on five strategies: primary fund partnerships, secondary transactions, co-investments, direct growth equity company investments, and private credit deals. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has $51 billion in assets under management. Adams Street maintains a worldwide presence with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Affirma Capital is an independent emerging market private equity firm owned and operated by the long-standing senior leadership of Standard Chartered Private Equity. We manage over US$3.2 billion in assets for leading global limited partners and sovereign wealth funds.
We help build and nurture national and regional champions by investing in companies backed by strong management teams and founders. Throughout our 20-year history of investing in emerging markets, we have deployed over US$6 billion in 100+ companies across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and have returned over US$6 billion in cash proceeds to our investors at highly attractive rates of return. Our senior leadership spent over 11 years working together at Standard Chartered Private Equity prior to founding Affirma Capital.
Our investment philosophy, focused on selective origination, disciplined deal structuring and intensive portfolio management, has helped us build a superior track record with realized returns at a significant premium to the MSCI Emerging markets index.
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.
With over 6,000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 80 offices in 40 countries worldwide and nearly 10,000 employees upon the close of announced acquisitions, Apex Group delivers an expansive range of services to asset managers, financial institutions, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody, super ManCo services, corporate services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory solution. Apex Group’s purpose is to be more than just a financial services provider and is committed to driving positive change to address three core areas; the Environment and Climate Change, Women’s Empowerment and Economic Independence, Education and Social Mobility.
B Capital is a multi-stage global investment firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs to shape the future through technology. Led by co-founders Howard Morgan, Eduardo Savarin and Raj Ganguly, we focus on seed to late-stage growth investments, primarily in the enterprise, financial technology and healthcare sectors. B Capital leverages an integrated team across eight locations in the US and Asia, as well as a strategic partnership with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to provide the value-added support entrepreneurs need to scale fast and efficiently, expand into new markets and build exceptional companies. B Capital was founded in 2015 and has more than $5 billion in assets under management across multiple funds. For more information, click here.
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.
Across 65 cities in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 2% of all companies. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.
CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 25 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, with approximately €125 billion of assets under management. Since its founding in 1981, CVC has secured commitments in excess of €163 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. Funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in over 100 companies worldwide, which have combined annual sales of approximately €100 billion and employ more than 550,000 people. For further information about CVC please visit: www.cvc.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.
CVC has one of the largest and longest-established pan-regional office networks of any private equity business in Asia and has been active in the region since 1999. CVC's Asia private equity strategy is focused on control and partnership investments in high quality businesses, typically with enterprise values between $250 million and $1.5 billion. For further information about CVC’s Asia Pacific funds please visit: www.cvc.com/private-equity/asia.
East Ventures is a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore. Founded in 2009, East Ventures has transformed into a holistic platform that provides multi-stage investment, including Seed and Growth for over 250 companies in Southeast Asia.
An early believer in the startup ecosystem in Indonesia, East Ventures is the first investor of Indonesia's unicorn companies, namely Tokopedia and Traveloka. Other notable companies in the portfolio include Ruangguru, SIRCLO, Kudo (acquired by Grab), Loket (acquired by Gojek), Tech in Asia, Xendit, IDN Media, MokaPOS (acquired by Gojek), ShopBack, KoinWorks, Waresix, and Sociolla.
East Ventures was named the most consistent top performing VC fund globally by Preqin, and the most active investor in SEA and Indonesia by various media. Moreover, East Ventures is the first venture capital in Indonesia to sign the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), supported by the United Nations (UN). East Ventures is committed to achieving sustainable development and bringing positive impacts to society through its initiatives and ESG-embedded practices.
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organisation with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 155 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers boutique specialisation on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has 75 years of investment experience and over USD 1.4 trillion in assets under management as of 31 March 2022.
Franklin Templeton’s footprint in Asia Pacific is traced back to the 1980s. After opening our first research office in 1990, Singapore has been the company’s global centre for emerging markets investment management and its regional business hub for Asia by providing customised investment solutions and services to investors in the region.
In the recent years, Franklin Templeton has been building its capability in the alternative assets space with a strong focus in sustainability in areas such as climate change and energy transition. In particular, the Franklin Templeton Global Private Equity team brings extensive experience in private equity, venture capital and other alternative asset investment capabilities to investors in the region through multi-strategy private equity solutions that provide financial sponsorship and operational value-add to privately held companies across growth sectors. Our experienced team with strong local market knowledge has played a significant role to keep clients well informed of alternative investments over the decades and continues to create long-term sustainable value to better serve them now and in the future.
Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 40 cities across 25 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals.
Madison India Capital is one of India’s leading private investment firms specializing in making equity investments in the financial services, technology, healthcare, consumer and business services industries. We reward shareholders of outstanding companies with liquidity and partner with ambitious management teams of high-growth, middle market companies that strive to shape their industries. Since we are specialists in our sectors of focus we are a value added investor with a deep set of industry and capital markets relationships. We partner with both management and co-investors in every investment we make and work collaboratively to build long-term, sustainable value.
We are highly innovative in structuring single company and portfolio purchases to ensure a full solution and set aside capital to support ambitious companies in their future growth plans. We manage over $600 million in assets for leading global limited partners.
ShawKwei & Partners is an international private equity fund manager based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and San Francisco. We have been investing across Asia, the USA, and Europe for over 30 years and understand the challenges facing companies competing in today’s global markets.
We invest with mid-market industrial and service businesses capitalizing on ShawKwei’s core strengths: detailed and insightful analysis, operational skills, and transformation experience to drive business profitability and capital efficiency. ShawKwei’s partnership with management is pivotal to transforming and improving those investments.
We take significant ownership stakes in our investments coupled with our disciplined and hands-on management to assist portfolio companies to build better business and achieve long-term success. The ShawKwei strategy, methods and practices are specially crafted for businesses operating across Asia, Europe, and USA.
Established in 2016, Tower Capital Asia is a leading mid-market private equity firm based in Singapore. Backed by world-class investment expertise and anchored in Asian values, the firm has led investments in the privatisation and/or buyout of Southeast Asian businesses, such as the region's best-known traditional Chinese medicine brand Eu Yan Sang, Singapore's oldest logistics company Poh Tiong Choon and leading pan-Asia corporate services firm Boardroom. As of 31 May 2022, the Firm manages institutional funds exceeding S$600 million across all vehicles.
WestSummit Capital is one of the earliest deep tech-focused growth equity funds in China. Founded in 2010, WestSummit Capital has successfully managed five funds with total assets managed of $2.7 billion (as of December 31, 2021) and supported by leading institutional LPs including sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Leveraging WestSummit’s significant technology, operational and entrepreneurial background, the Firm has delivered robust returns for its investors and created substantial value for its portfolio companies.
The Firm was founded by former Nasdaq-listed CEOs and executives that graduated from Tsinghua University and became successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. The four founding Partners have been together since inception and invested together across all five funds. The Partners have built billion-dollar businesses both globally and have demonstrated a 10-year proven track record in deep-tech investments. WestSummit Capital primarily invests in the Semiconductor, Advance Manufacturing and Enterprise Software sectors, and works very closely with entrepreneurs of portfolio companies, delivering market access and on-the-ground local strategic support.
WestSummit Capital is a disciplined investor focused on long-term fundamentals. Over the years, WestSummit has helped build many multi-billion-dollar companies including GigaDevice (603986.SH), Unity (NYSE:U), Segway-Ninebot (689009.STAR), VeriSilicon (688521.STAR), and Anji (688019.STAR).
Cooley LLP is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries. Cooley has more than 1,500 lawyers across 17 offices in Asia, Europe and the United States. The firm represents 6,000+ high-growth new economy companies, 500+ venture fund families and closes over 2,000 venture and growth investments per year.
In Asia, Cooley has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Cooley is broadly recognized for its powerhouse technology, life sciences and venture capital practices. We represent some of Asia’s most innovative and dynamic companies and leading investors, advising on their financings, M&As and joint ventures, IPOs and other strategic transactions at all stages of their growth.
Our dedication to Asia's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. Cooley has been advising on Asia-related matters over three decades, dating back to 1989, when the firm advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. Today, we are counsel to more than 500 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 90 fund managers with their primary operations in China and other Asia countries and numerous other managers outside of the region making investments in portfolio companies in Asia. We form considerably more dollar-denominated Asia venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. We have a team of more than 40 specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in Asia. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters.
Intralinks, an SS&C company, is a leading financial technology provider for the global dealmaking, alternative investments and capital markets communities. As pioneers of the virtual data room, our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence. Intralinks facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate lending, debt sales, capital raising and investor reporting. Our solutions enhance these activities by streamlining operations, reducing risk, improving client experiences and increasing visibility. We’ve earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Global Fortune 500 and have executed over $35 trillion in financial transactions on our platform.