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AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum - Taiwan

The premier private equity & venture capital forum in Taiwan

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei & Online


08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks

09:10 - 09:45

Keynote address

09:45 - 10:45

Private markets outlook: Asia on the rise

2021 proved to be a stellar year for Asian private markets. Following the sharp rebound and an all-time quarterly high recorded in Q4 2020, investment in the region sustained its momentum throughout the year, with Q3 2021 numbers also matching the quarterly record. That said, with geopolitical tensions and a new COVID variant in the picture, how will fund managers in alternative asset classes react and perform in the upcoming year? Our panel of private market leaders weigh in on the outlook for Asia.

  • How will the macroeconomic environment affect private market investments in Asia?
  • Which sectors and geographies will see the most activity in the upcoming year?
  • How have GPs adapted their investment and portfolio management strategies over the past two years?
  • Will Asian private equity and debt activity continue to surge?
10:45 - 11:15

Networking break

11:15 - 12:00

Dealmaking in Taiwan: Full steam ahead

It was an up and down year for dealmaking in Taiwan, with a temporary virus outbreak in the summer disrupting deal flow. However, market sentiment has remained positive and dealmakers are looking to build on the momentum going into 2022. Key drivers for deal activity ahead include the shifting of global supply chains and ongoing trade tensions between the US and China. As the same time, the fast-growing technology industry should also attract interest from inbound and domestic private equity investors. Our panel of investors and dealmakers assess the landscape for dealmaking in Taiwan.

  • How will geopolitical tensions affect deal flow in Taiwan?
  • To what extent will industry consolidation impact deal activity?
  • Will Taiwan see more buyout activity moving forward and why?
  • Which sectors in Taiwan are attracting the most foreign and private equity interest?
12:00 - 12:45

Investing abroad: Opportunities for global expansion

Taiwan plus one, a strategy adopted by private equity managers to focus on Taiwan and one other geography, has been around for decades. Although traditional destinations include mainland China and Japan, recent geopolitical trends have also led to increasing activity in various countries in South and Southeast Asia. This panel will examine the opportunities abroad for Taiwanese investors, as well as the keys to success when facilitating cross-border partnerships.

  • What types of cross-border opportunities are investors on the lookout for?
  • Which geographies have emerged as investment hotspots for Taiwanese investors and why?
  • In what ways can private equity and venture capital firms help portfolio companies expand their global footprint?
  • What challenges might investors and corporates face when going abroad?
12:45 - 13:45

Networking lunch

13:45 - 14:15

Fireside chat

14:15 - 15:00

Renewables: The future is now

Investment in renewable energy in Asia-Pacific has gathered steam in recent years, and while other Asian markets such as Japan and South Korea have seen an increase in activity, Taiwan remains a leading destination in this space. In addition to the favourable locations on offer, local authorities are determined to establish Taiwan as the regional hub for offshore wind, as evidenced by the announcement of the Zonal Development Round. Our experts discuss the outlook for renewable energy and the strategies needed to overcome challenges when operating in Taiwan.

  • What makes Taiwan a compelling destination for renewable investments?
  • How do opportunities in Taiwan compare with other Asia-Pacific regions?
  • What do recent regulatory shifts mean for investors looking to enter this space?
  • How are foreign investors identifying the right local partners and suitable financing structures for their investments?
15:00 - 15:30

Networking break

15:30 - 16:15

Harnessing opportunities from technological advancement

The landscape for technology is rapidly evolving. Whether it is the rise of the metaverse, soaring cryptocurrencies, or the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, this new wave of advanced technology is set to play a significant role in the near future. The demand for Taiwan-manufactured hardware and computing components will remain robust, and venture capitalists are keen to play a part in the development. Our panellists share their thoughts on Taiwan’s role in the global advancement of technology.

  • How is the technology landscape evolving, and which sub-sectors will see the most growth in the coming years?
  • How have corporates reacted to the increasing adoption of technology?
  • How are venture capitalists helping portfolio companies to overcome challenges and sustain growth?
  • Will recent government initiatives effectively further the development of Taiwan’s venture capital ecosystem?
16:15 - 17:00

2022 and beyond: LP perspectives on private markets

Despite the uncertain global outlook, Taiwanese LPs and their global peers have taken a keen interest and increased allocations into alternative investments, as they seek strategies to generate alpha in the current low-yield environment. Historically, Taiwanese institutional investors have been restricted to an alternatives cap; however, the latest regulatory changes may mean more opportunities to invest in private markets. Our panel of LPs discuss their approaches towards alternatives.

  • What are the key investment considerations for LPs in the upcoming year?
  • Which alternative asset classes interest LPs the most and why?
  • How are global, regional, and local fund managers assessed, and is there a preference from LPs?
  • How do LPs view the domestic private equity market and its potential?

End of conference