BDA Partners is an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private placements, capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn, where we have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian corporates and financial sponsors. We have over 80 professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.
Founded in 2015 by three founding partners, DCL Investments is an alternative asset management firm in China that specializes in distressed assets and special opportunities investments with a focus on NPLs. To date, DCL manages two RMB funds and a USD fund with over ¥5 billion assets under management. Furthermore, DCL Investments raises capital primarily from domestic institutional investors.
DCL focuses on capital inefficiency during economic structural changes. DCL utilizes diversified exit strategies to minimize downside risk and to provide timely distributions. Geographically, DCL invests in major metropolitan regions in China, including Yangtze River Delta centered at Shanghai, Pearl River Delta centered at Guangzhou and Jing-Jin-Ji metropolitan region centered at Beijing.
DCL has access to an extensive network of China's major banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, servicing companies, etc. DCL maintains exclusive close partnerships with local servicing companies to achieve local execution capability in the entire investment process. In particular, DCL has established strategic relationships with its limited partners that consist of insurance companies, university endowments, state-owned research institutions, etc. DCL leverages these partnerships to operate with market insights and execute exit strategies locally.
DCL's founding partners have been working closely for more than 10 years. DCL's management professionals have a deep reservoir of credit expertise and market experiences, with more than 5 years on average of investment and management experience in banks, AMCs and PEs. Their investment experiences, management skills and legal expertise are DCL's core advantage. DCL has one of the few domestic professional private investment team with a wealth of experiences in both RMB funds and USD funds in China's distressed assets market.
With over 65 professionals across seven (7) offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, Eaton Partners is widely recognized as one of the largest and most experienced global placement agents. Since 1983, the firm has participated in raising over $75 billion of institutional capital across more than 100 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings, including limited partnership interests, general partner interests, co-investments and direct investment opportunities. With extensive institutional relationships, deep sector knowledge, and fresh insights, Eaton Partners is dedicated to every client's success and we have proudly won Private Equity International's "Placement Agent of the Year in Asia" for the past two years. In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton's success at the highest level of the global placement business.
Eaton Partners, LLC, is a registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA. It is registered as an Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1 License company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company ® Eaton Partners, LLC, 2017. Eaton Partners, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp.
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 30 years of experience and more than $40 billion in assets under management. The Firm's powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 400 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $31 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $15 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $6 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
PEP Funds take control positions in a select group of Australian and New Zealand companies with enterprise values in the range A$200M-A$1B. Operating company management are provided with capital and resources as necessary to deliver full potential.
Established in 1998, the firm has made 27 operating company investments and over 90 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP Funds have had ~A$8.4B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is A$2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries, and employing over 50,000 people.
In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 18 years to be among the best performers in the industry worldwide and recognised with a number of awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by preqin.
Shoreline Capital is one of the most experienced local fund managers specializes in China distressed investments with a superior track record. Founded in 2004, Shoreline currently manages over US$1.5 billion in portfolios of non-performing loans (NPLs), special situations financings and other distressed opportunities in China. Headquartered in Guangzhou, the team is currently led by Ms Xiaolin Zhang who has over twenty years of investment experience in China, thirteen of which are in distressed debt.
A pioneer investor in China credit market, Shoreline has established close relationships with more than 50 local servicers and a vast local network to identify and source attractive investment opportunities. This unique network gives Shoreline the competitive advantages in both origination, execution and management of our investment portfolios. Shoreline has also built a strong proprietary platform with the ability to acquire, manage and exit deals in-house. All team members are seasoned investment professionals with in-depth experience and knowledge in investing in China through multiple cycles. Shoreline is supported by some well-known institutional investors including foundations, pensions and financial institutions in North America, Europe and Asia.
Tata Capital Growth Fund I ("TCGF I"), a USD 240 million sector agnostic private equity fund was raised in 2011 with participation from global and Indian institutional investors. TCGF I targeted acquiring significant minority stakes in companies with a substantial portion of their operations in India. The core team has been together since inception of TCGF I, and successfully leveraged the strengths of the Tata network across all four facets of private equity, i.e. deal sourcing, deal evaluation, value add and exit.
TCGF I is fully committed and invested in industry leaders in the Financial services, IT & ITES, Healthcare services, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical sectors, under the umbrella of TCGF I's three investment themes - Urbanization, Discrete manufacturing and Strategic services. TCGF I is in the process of being monetized having already demonstrated multiple successful exits with industry leading IRRs.
Unison Capital, originally founded in 1998 by three founding members, operates mid-cap buyout funds in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Unison Capital is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has the longest track record in its space. In 2014, Unison Capital expanded in Korea to apply its well-tested mid-cap strategy and harness its deep Japan network for value-add.
Since its inception, Unison has launched four Japan-focused funds and invested in 26 companies with 19 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$680 million) for Fund IV. In Korea, Unison Capital raised KRW 307 billion (~$280 million) for its debut fund and has five portfolio companies. To date, cumulative investment amounts are JPY 770 billion (~$7 billion) and KRW 320 billion (~$280 million) in enterprise value, respectively.
Unison's Tokyo and Seoul office are comprised of 31 investment professionals, having diverse professional backgrounds in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Furthermore, Unison's broader network extends to in-house management advisers, financial institutions, consulting firms, and other experts in two countries and beyond to drive the robust growth of our portfolio companies.
The Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) is the largest pan-Asian technology association in the world, accelerating ideas and best-in-class collaboration, resulting in successful business ventures throughout the Asia-Pacific region and global economy. With a network of 10,000+ leading executives, stakeholders and investors from over 2,000 companies and chapters throughout Asia and the U.S., AAMA's roster represents a diverse and influential spectrum of technology industries, from robotics, internet, telecommunications, financial, multimedia/gaming, life sciences, healthcare, and more. AAMA's global presence includes chapters in both the U.S. and Asia, with locations in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta and Taiwan. Each chapter hosts events to promote business relationships and works closely with its U.S. headquarters to ensure members have access to global information and benefits.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization. As EMPEA celebrates our 10th anniversary in 2014, we have over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA's belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences and events, networking, education and general and regulatory advocacy. For more information, visit www.empea.org.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, Mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com
Unquote is a dedicated private equity intelligence service based in Europe. Unquote fully researches all deals, funds and exits within the market and fully verifies the information directly with private equity deal-doers, fund managers, institutional investors and advisory communities.