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Recent Events Report

HKVCA Seminar: The Case for Listed Private Equity in Hong Kong
2 February 2018

The HKVCA hosted a seminar on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 on the subject of listing private equity funds on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx). Held at the offices of Neuberger Berman, the seminar attracted more than 25 members of the HKVCA.

The speakers at the seminar were John Buser, Executive Vice Chairman at NB Alternatives; Gordon Crosbie-Walsh, Joint Head of China Investment Banking and Asia Head of Equity Capital Markets at Jefferies; and Stephen Peepels, Head of U.S. Securities, Asia Pacific at Hogan Lovell. Among the issues discussed were the advantages of listed private equity and the regulatory framework of listing rules in Hong Kong and the UK. The speakers also shared a number of relevant case studies and the latest industry statistics.
HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum 2018
17 January 2018

The HKVCA’s annual Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF) was held on 17 January, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The focus of this year’s event was on the many challenges - but also the many opportunities - that exist for value creation within the industry. It featured more than 80 expert speakers and panelists representing general partners, limited partners and advisors. There were more than 700 delegates, most of whom were senior level and c-suite executives investing across all stages and geographies in Asia.

As it has in previous years, the 2018 Forum brought together diverse and experienced groups of private equity and venture capital practitioners, including private equity real estate and private debt. Among the topics discussed as part of the event’s programme were the key issues emerging in fundraising, investor relations, performance reporting and investor demands for greater attention to environmental, social and governance standards. There was robust discussion on key issues facing investors in private markets, including the making, managing and exiting of investments across key markets.  

Among the distinguished guests who participated in APEF 2018 were Paul Chan Mo-po, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR; Jonathan Zhu, Managing Director of Bain Capital; Rebecca Xu, Co-founder of Asia Alternative; and Suyi Kim, Head of Asia for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. A copy of Paul Chan’s speech, as well as associated media coverage, photographs and video highlights, may be found by clicking on the relevant link noted immediately below:

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Media coverage:  
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We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our valuable media partners and supporting organizations, and, finally, to our generous sponsors, whose contributions and support made this year’s Forum so successful.

HKVCA Gala Dinner 2018
16 January 2018

The HKVCA held its annual Gala Dinner on the evening of Tuesday, 16 January at the elegant Hong Kong Country Club. This always popular event, which was again oversubscribed this year, was attended by close to 200 guests who gathered to enjoy an evening of great food, robust conversation and excellent entertainment. With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, each of the tables were decorated with displays celebrating the upcoming year of the dog. But it was perhaps the evening’s entertainment that stole the show, featuring a fantastic performance by two young Hong Kong students playing the erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument.  

The HKVCA was also pleased to make a special donation during the dinner to the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, which provides a diverse range of social services for the elderly, those struggling with mental illness, children and families in a holistic, caring manner. The evening also featured a presentation providing an outline of the many successful activities of the HKVCA during 2017.  

We would like to extend our special thanks to our cocktail sponsors, King & Wood Mallesons, and to MVision for supporting this very special event. Thank you also to all of our guests who helped to make our annual dinner an unforgettable evening.