New Members 2016
Corporate Full Members
Actis is a leading investor in growth markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America. We deliver consistent, competitive returns, responsibly, through insights gained from trusted relationships, local knowledge and deep sector expertise. Founded in 2004, we have an unparalleled heritage in growth markets, set within a culture of active ownership. We have raised USD$9bn since inception, operating through 13 offices globally.
- ADV Partners Limited
ADV Partners is an Asian private equity firm, formed to pursue privately negotiated, value investment opportunities within the mid-market corporate segment in Asia. The firm was established in early 2013 by three founding partners with a common vision to build an institutional quality investment platform that combined their diverse yet complementary experience with timely and localized decision making. ADV is 100% employee owned. ADV specializes in recognizing and identifying the potential for value. As an investor with long-term capital and a value mindset, we aim to generate investment returns by investing in a patient and disciplined manner, employing high-quality people, and aligning our interests with all our partners.
- Ally Bridge Group (HK) Limited
Ally Bridge Group (HK) Limited is an investment advisors to provide investment advisory and investment management services for a public equity fund on a discretionary basis in pursuit of the investment objectives of the fund in connection with the proposed asset management services.
- Alpha Achieve Limited
Alpha Achieve Limited (“AAL”), based in Hong Kong, invests in growth capital opportunities in the People’s Republic of China, in Consumer services, TMT, Information Technology, Clean Tech and Health Care sectors. AAL looks for long term investment opportunities with appreciation potential. Growth stage opportunities attractive to AAL typically have early revenue and are often profitable. AAL invests primarily into onshore enterprises that are, at the time of investment, already existing CJV or EJV structures which allow for domestic China enterprises to receive foreign equity investment.
- Angelo, Gordon Asia Limited
Angelo, Gordon & Co. is a privately held firm dedicated to alternative investing. The firm was founded in 1988 and currently manages approximately USD 27 billion. Angelo, Gordon’s investment focus centers on three core disciplines - Credit, Real Estate, Private Equity. Angelo, Gordon has over 370 employees and is headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S. and associated offices in Europe and Asia.
- Ascalon Capital Managers
- Blue Ocean Capital Advisors Ltd
Blue Ocean Capital Group (BOCG) manages both RMB and USD funds with a total amount of US$350m under management. Since the fund was founded, BOCG has focused on the promising and familiar sectors of healthcare, TMT and film investment, specifically buyouts, cross-border and significant growth strategy investments.
- Blue Pool Capital Limited
Blue Pool Capital Limited is a multi-strategy investment firm based in Hong Kong. The firm invests in all the major asset classes including public and private equity and real estate globally. The firm is owned by the management and manages the assets of the management and a group of close-knit long term investors.
- Caldera Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited
Caldera Pacific Ventures provides growth capital to early-stage companies in Asia Pacific. Caldera aspires to be the partner of choice for high quality companies that seek long-term capital to execute a growth strategy. Through active involvement, Caldera works with management teams to develop their businesses, implement strategies and adapt to inevitable market changes. Caldera invests primarily in Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology and Consumer Goods.
- China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation Limited
China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation Limited (CMFH) is an investment holding company focusing on proprietary investment and financial services. Its main subsidiaries, CM Securities (Hongkong) Company Limited and CM Asset Management (Hongkong) Company Limited, provide financial services of Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 4 (advising on securities) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance in Hong Kong. Going forward, CMFH will build itself into an international financial services platform covering internet finance, leasing, insurance, private banking and internet technologies and platforms.
- Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited
We are a leading Asia-based asset manager and manage investments on behalf of institutional and retail clients. As the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc.1, an international financial services group, we have one of the widest footprints across the continent and are committed to delivering high quality investment outcomes for our clients over the long term. We provide investment solutions across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, multi asset, infrastructure and alternatives.
- Fountainhead Partners Company Limited
Fountainhead Partners is a Hong Kong based multi-family office, founded by a group of industry veterans and a few families and institutional investor. Fountainhead strives to be the elite force in advising top families and entrepreneurs. We are transparent, focused, efficient and with full interest alignment. We believe wealth is the product of our capacity to think. Therefore we want to work with the brightest minds in all disciplines.
- GE Ventures
GE Ventures identifies, scales and accelerates ideas that will help make the world work better. Focused on the areas of software, advanced manufacturing, energy and healthcare, GE Ventures combines equity investing, new business creation, licensing and technology transfer to deliver an innovation platform designed to drive growth for partners and GE.
- Greenwoods Investment Management
Greenwoods PE is the private equity manager under the Greenwoods platform. Inheriting Greenwoods’ philosophy of value investing and leveraging the robust resources of the overall platform, Greenwoods PE focuses on healthcare, consumer and services, TMT (IT, Media and Telecom) and advanced manufacturing investment opportunities.
- Hillhouse Capital Management Limited
Hillhouse Capital Group (Hillhouse) is a leading investment management firm founded by Mr. Zhang Lei in 2005. We manage capital for institutional clients such as university endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, pensions and family offices. Hillhouse is a long-term fundamental equity investor with a global mandate. Independent, fundamental and proprietary research is key to our investment process. Our team focuses on the consumer, TMT, industrials and healthcare sectors and invests in companies across all equity stages.
- Hippocorn Capital
- HNA Holding International Investment Group Co., Limited
HNA is committed to the development of a trust, investment banking, real estate, private equity-based large financial holding group. At present, Hainan Airlines has been ranked among the ten billion private equity institutions, covering the capital market, real estate funds, health care, investment banking and other areas of investment and operations.
- Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Cyberport is a creative digital cluster with over 660 community members. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to establish itself as a leading information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Cyberport is committed to facilitating the local economy by nurturing ICT industry start-ups and entrepreneurs, driving collaboration to pool resources and create business opportunities, and accelerating ICT adoption through strategic initiatives and partnerships. Equipped with an array of state-of-the-art ICT facilities and a cutting-edge broadband network, the Cyberport community is home to four grade-A intelligent office buildings, a five-star design hotel, and a retail entertainment complex.
- HT Capital Limited
HT Capital Limited (HTC) is an independently owned asset and property management company based in Hong Kong. Established in 2013, HTC focuses on seeking new investment opportunities with extraordinary and untapped potential, and striving every means to obtain the highest possible yield.
- Huatai Principal Investment Group Limited
Huatai Principal Investment Group Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Huatai Hong Kong”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huatai Securities Company Limited (“Huatai China”) from mainland China. Huatai Hong Kong lawfully registered in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 2006. Meanwhile, Huatai Hong Kong is set up with related approval from the China National Securities Supervision and Management Committee (CSRC). Huatai Hong Kong primarily engages in various securities business. It is supervised by Hong Kong securities and futures commission.
- Latitude Capital Management
Founded by Rajiv Shah, former head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Latitude Capital is a private equity firm focused on power and power-related projects in select emerging markets, with a specific focus on Africa and India. Its team brings trusted global relationships, deep industry and operating expertise, and experienced private equity leadership to the task of developing and implementing power projects in emerging markets.
- LAV Management (Hong Kong) Company Ltd
Founded in Shanghai, LAV started investing in China healthcare in 2008, which its management believes makes LAV one of the longest and most well-established healthcare fund managers in the market.
- Maison Capital
Maison Capital is a private equity firm that specializes in early to growth stage investment in lifestyle, services and consumer oriented technologies. Since our establishment in 2004, we have successfully invested in numerous market leaders and grown together with these companies over the decade.
- Manulife Asset Management
- Peterson Capital
- Primavera Capital Group
Primavera Capital Group is a China-based global investment firm. Primavera manages both RMB and USD funds for leading institutions, corporations, and families in China and around the world. Primavera Capital Group was founded by Dr. Fred Hu, a renowned economist and successful investor, and a former partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs Group. The team combines global capital market experience, deep industry knowledge, and a unique network of relationships with policy-makers and regulators as well as leading CEOs and entrepreneurs in the region and globally. Primavera Capital Group employs a flexible investment strategy of growth capital, buy-out and control, and special situations - restructuring, distressed, and turn-arounds, etc.
- Prostar Capital
Prostar Capital is a private equity firm established to invest across the mid-market energy value chain in the Asia-Pacific region. Prostar manages more than US$600 million in capital commitments. The firm invests in operating companies, projects and assets that are focused on midstream, storage and downstream energy infrastructure.
- Q Venture Partners
Q Venture Partners identifies and invests in early stage companies focusing on Internet of Things (IoT).
- Queen's Road Capital
Queen’s Road Capital is a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm focused on investing in TMT opportunities within the Asian region.
- Radiant Venture Capital Limited
Radiant Venture Capital ("RVC") partners with the entrepreneurs who seek to create, improve or utilize best-in-class technologies in building successful businesses that touch the lives of people. RVC focuses on investing in and supporting top-tier start-up and early-stage technology or technology enabled companies for which technology is a key driver of their competitive advantages. Leveraging the experiences and networks of its partners and advisors, RVC provides its portfolio companies the resources they need to expand their businesses. It focuses primarily in Israel and Greater China but will also invest in companies from the rest of the world.
- Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited
Samena Capital is a principal investment group, which invests across multiple asset classes including private equity and corporate credit within the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (the SAMENA region). It has US$745m of assets under management, committed by a unique shareholder and investor network consisting of prominent business families and entrepreneurs across the SAMENA region.
- Silver Spring Capital Management Ltd
Silver Spring Capital Management is an alternative investment provider, with focus on private equity and corporate investment services. Our business strategy centers on rapidly growing cross border trades and investment activities between India, China, Africa and ASEAN in the infrastructure space.
- Sin Capital (HK) Limited
- SMC Capital China
SMC Capital China (SMC) is a dedicated China private equity GP. SMC has been committed to building and growing its platform based in China since 2002. It is focused on China's dynamic and rapidly growing consumer sector and cross-border consumer opportunities, especially as they relate to the female consumer and associated "she-economy".
- TradeInvest HK Limited
- Vickers Venture Partners
Vickers Venture Partners is an early stage investor with the following sectors focus life-sciences, TMT, financial services and consumer sectors. We are a top quartile venture fund based on Preqin data. The firm has offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Diego.
- Welkin Capital Management (Asia) Limited
Welkin is a leading growth equity firm in China, with a focus on mid-market companies. Our proprietary capital base allows us to act as long-term partners to fast-growing companies in China. Welkin was founded by the heirs of four leading business families in the regions, families that are among the earliest and most successful investors and business leaders in China. We understand the complexities of growing a business in China because we have done it ourselves. By utilizing the powerful resources of our platform, we invest in fast growing mid-market companies in China and provide them with impactful strategic value-add resources that help them to compete better, expand market shares and emerge as new market leaders.
Corporate Associate Members
- BDA Partners
BDA Partners is an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, private capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn. We have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian firms on cross-border transactions. We have professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.
- Berkeley Research Group (Hong Kong) Limited
Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, financial analysis, authoritative studies, expert testimony, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world.
- BRI Asia
BRI Asia is a specialist advisory, restructuring, forensics and insolvency business with staff across offices in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and affiliates in London.
- China Insights Consultancy Limited
China Insights Consultancy (CIC) is an investment consulting company which has been committed to connecting enterprises with capital through our leading knowledge platform. Our team has assisted hundreds of Chinese companies in their initial public offering on HKEx and overseas stock markets. With a pool of over 50,000 experts, covering a wide range of industries, including agriculture, financial services, consumer goods, information technology, automotive, transport & logistics, energy & power system, environment & building technologies, healthcare, metals & mining, chemicals & materials, electronics technology and industrial automation. We can always find relevant experts to support our clients, ensure the success of their business and investment decision making.
- East West Bank
- Egon Zehnder International Ltd
Egon Zehnder is the world’s leading privately held executive search and talent management consultancy with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, board search and advisory, CEO succession, family business advisory, as well as leadership assessment and development of the world's most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.
Finquest is the premier big data and machine-learning platform that caters to Asian mid-market M&A and direct investments. With a unique database of 1,000,000 organisations (Institutional Investors, M&A Advisors and Mid-sized Companies), predictive algorithm and team of experts, Finquest makes targeted, curated and actionable introductions to its clients whilst maintaining confidentiality throughout the process.
- Fortuna Group Holding (Hong Kong) Co., Limited
Fortuna Group Holding (Hong Kong) Limited has been providing a full range of wealth management services to high-end customers since 2000.As a financial institution engaged in private securities investments, equity investments, venture capital and other business, we also hold the “Private Equity Fund Manager Registration Certificate” in Mainland China, and issued the first fund of funds (FOF) in the domestic industry.
- Global Green Economic Consulting Pte Ltd
GGEC (Global Green Economic Consulting) was founded in 2012 with a focus to provide disruptive business and brand advisory services to companies in Asia. Its subsidiary, GGEF (Global Green Economic Forum), is one of its kind business conferences operating as a social enterprise in the region. GGEC provides a holistic approach to promote sustainability in business and help enterprises to find 'gold' in 'green'.
- Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
- Huisheng Consulting
Founded in 2011, Huisheng Consulting offers pre- and post-investment services focused predominantly on due diligence investigations and risk assessments to top domestic and international investors. It has a strong a strong track record of steering investors clear of problematic and high risk investments, particularly where FDD is not sufficient to uncover the true status of an investment opportunity.
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions and Investor Relations of public companies. Ipreo's Private Capital Markets division provides cloud-based solutions specifically to help private capital market participants take control of investment data. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1000 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world.
- Jardine Lloyd Thompson Limited
Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Asia is a market leader in insurance and reinsurance broking, risk management consultancy and employee benefits services. Our operations in Asia date back to 1836. Today, JLT Asia is one of the most experienced brokers in Asia, with over 1,700 staff in 13 territories. JLT Asia’s technical abilities and expertise span a wide range of specialist areas. Our quality and compliance regimes are among the most thorough in the industry.
- Linnovate Partners Limited
Linnovate Partners is a Hong Kong-based boutique private equity asset servicing firm which aims at servicing as a business platform bringing simplicity to complex operations through our innovative services model for the alternative investments industry. We bring new insight for financial technology and define cutting-edge intelligence asset services. Linnovate Partners’ dedicated services include: fund services, portfolio monitoring and technology consultancy.
- MUFG Fund Services (Hong Kong) Limited
MUFG Investor Services provides asset servicing solutions to clients globally. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG – one of the largest banks in the world with $2.4 trillion in assets – we provide clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, custody, foreign exchange, trustee services, and depository to securities lending and other banking services. MUFG has 90 years of custody experience, 350 years of banking history and has run a global securities lending program for 20 years. MUFG provides administration services for 2,300 funds with $266bn in assets under administration across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures.
- Nardello & Co.
Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm with experienced professionals handling a broad range of issues including the FCPA/UK Bribery Act and other corruption-related investigations, civil and white collar criminal litigation support, asset tracing, strategic intelligence and political risk assessment, computer forensics, reputational due diligence and domestic violence and sexual assault compliance & investigations. Led by former US federal prosecutors, Nardello & Co.’s experienced team provides timely, well researched, ethically obtained information that decision-makers rely upon to maximize opportunities, secure competitive advantages, and resolve problems or, to avoid potentially reputation-damaging associations. Our clients include the world's leading law firms and financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net worth individuals and family offices, governments, NGOs, sports organizations and academic institutions.
- Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.
- Panamasia Financial Services
Panamasia was established in 2010 by Dominique Getrey, previously head of Corporate & Investment Banking Asia for a European bank in Hong Kong. Panamasia has since developed its business using its network in HK, Europe, mainland China and Latin America. Panamasia serves as a financial adviser for investors and companies looking for financial or strategic partners, helping to raise capital and working in the full range from start-up financing to M&A deals.
- Richful Deyong International Business (China) Limited
Richful Deyong Group has 12 branches in mainland China and 2 offices in Hong Kong. Our Team is composed of over 500 financial and management consultants. We have already built up our commercial network across 30 international regions, providing a wide range of service. As a professional consultant company, we can provide all sorts of customers from all over the world with internationally diversified service including company registration, company secretary, business management, bookkeeping, taxation, brand building, tax planning, company listing, project financing, intellectual property, offshore trade and investment, and asset evaluation, etc.
- Sanne Group Asia Limited
Comprehensively regulated and multi-jurisdictional, Sanne principle role is to manage, administrate and operate fund, corporate and trust structures for customers, utilising our network of international offices and divisional structure. Established for 25 years and listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, Sanne engages 300 staff worldwide and has in excess of GBP 100bn under administration.
- Spencer Stuart & Associates (HK) Ltd
- SS&C Private Equity Services
- The Winterbotham Trust Company (Hong Kong) Limited
Winterbotham is dedicated to providing tailor made financial and fiduciary services to Fund Managers, High Net-worth Individuals, Family Offices, Structuring Consultants, entrepreneurs and their companies worldwide. Winterbotham advises on structures and implements financial and commercial cross border transactions, often forming part of a multifaceted team, adding value through the provision of key service elements in banking, custodial services for listed and non-listed holdings, trustee, corporate and fund administration services. Winterbotham also has the capabilities in providing IT support platforms for clients.
Overseas Full Members
- Adams Street Partners Singapore Pte Ltd
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with over $27 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1972, today we invest across the primary, secondary, direct venture growth, private credit and co-investment markets. Adams Street is 100% employee owned and independent, and has been since August 2008.
- Business Development Bank of Canada
Business Development Bank of Canada is a Canadian government owned financial institution offering debt, equity and advisory services to small and medium sized companies in Canada. It is the largest venture capital investor in Canada with over $2 billion in direct and indirect investments covering Canada, US and other regions.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (Asia), LLC
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is one of the oldest and most respected private equity firms in the world. Founded in 1978, the Firm pioneered the investment model of blending skilled investment judgment and operating skills. CD&R has invested in 70 businesses across a broad range of industries: consumer/retail, healthcare, services, and industrials, with aggregate transaction value of approximately $100 billion. Approximately 53% of CD&R investments have been divestitures of subsidiaries of large conglomerates. Some of CD&R's notable transactions include Kinko's (now FedEx Office), Lexmark (spin-out of IBM), Hertz (spin-out of Ford Motor), Hussmann (spin-out of Ingersoll Rand, sold to Panasonic), and B&M Retail in the U.K.
- Click Ventures
- Hangzhou Shenxuan Investment Management Ltd.
Hangzhou Shenxuan Investment Management Ltd is a newly established family office focusing on angel investments, early stage VC and Fund of Funds in Hangzhou, China. It is keen to explore cross-border VC investment through Hong Kong.
- Shenzhen Joy Yield Investment Ltd
Joy Yield Investment is a newly founded investment company which focuses on venture capital investment and real estate financing opportunities in China. Its founding partners have years of experience in providing financing solution to China's property developers. With its own capital, Joy Yield now focuses on urban renewal projects in 1-tier cities. Joy Yield also engages in private equity investment opportunities with the deal source from partners’ abundant network in China. It is now in the process of getting China's private fund license, and will act as GP to deliver PE products. M&A and private placement of listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchange is Joy Yield's business area as well.
- Starcom Ventures Incorporated
Starcom is a company that manages private equity funds and venture capital direct investment in Europe and Asia. Its expertise includes venture capital projects, loans, searches for investors, direct investment, investment projects and searches for investment management of the various risks for investors in Europe and Asia. Starcom Ventures employs professionals with knowledge of a variety of industries and experience in conducting transactions in mergers and acquisitions, as well as to attract financing, risk analysis and management. Its experience has confirmed a significant number of complex transactions that are carried out with the participation of Starcom Ventures Inc.
- Sunrise Capital Partners
Sunrise Capital partners is a growth equity firm based out of US with focus in healthcare, technology and business services. Sunrise takes an operationally enabled approach in their investment strategy with heavy focus on growth, improving efficiency and technology enablement of the service offerings.
- TVM Capital Healthcare Partners Ltd.
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is a specialist private equity firm that invests in emerging markets in the MENA, Turkey, India and Southeast Asia, meeting growing demand for high quality healthcare provision. It started operations in Dubai in 2007 in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). TVM undertakes extensive research to identify unmet needs, and invest in companies with high potential for rapid growth. Crucially, the management of these companies must be experts who are totally dedicated to delivering world-class service. TVM believes that private equity investment should be a force for good, and by working in the area of healthcare, it has a real opportunity to make a difference to patients’ lives.
- Verlinvest Asia Pte Ltd
Verlinvest was founded in 1995 as a family-owned, consumer-focused, diversification investment holding company. Today Verlinvest manages assets of over US$1.4 billion across multiple geographies.
Overseas Associate Members
- Magellan Capital Advisors
Magellan Capital Advisors Ltd, set up by Richard Burton, exCEO for APAC for a specialised trade credit insurer, to help early stage tech and fintech companies raise finance and develop. Based in Paris and with strong links to Hong Kong, Magellan bridges Europe and Asia. Current mandates are in mobile telecoms, Wifi, anti-counterfeit detection and animated film clips.
- Milestone International Tax Partners LLP
Milestone International Tax Partners LLP is a boutique international direct tax practice based in London, Dublin and Hong Kong. We advise owner managed businesses, high net worth individuals and SME multi-national businesses on cross-border tax issues. Our corporate clients include investment funds, hedge funds, private equity and VCs as well as their managers and advisers.
- Monex Europe Limited