Hong Kong, 20 January 2016 – The Asia Private Equity Forum (APEF) organized by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) today successfully concluded its sixth consecutive forum. Since its first Forum held in 2011, the number of delegates has more than doubled with over 600 senior partners and advisors attending.

Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, distinguished guests included: Tsang Chunwah, John, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary, Government of the Hong Kong SAR; Fred Hu, Chairman and CEO of Primavera Capital Group; Daniel Mintz, Founding Managing Director of Olympus Capital Asia; and Charles Ong, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of RRJ Group.

Eric Mason, Chairman of the HKVCA said: “Year on year, the HKVCA has provided a unique platform for sharing insights and intelligence on behalf of the private equity community and investment activities here in Asia. After a record breaking year for private equity in 2015, we are honored to facilitate discussions with a content rich conference to meet the needs of the industry. ”

David Pierce, Chairman of APEF, added: “We are delighted to see so many high-level speakers and panelists at this year’s Asian Private Equity Forum to address the latest developments, trends and potential opportunities in private market investing. Asia is an essential market for private equity practitioners and it will continue to attract and bring increasing value to investors.”

During the Forum leading industry practitioners addressed the most relevant issues facing the private equity industry today in Asia’s leading private markets, namely China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. Topics discussed included co-investments, fundraising and investor relations, private debt, private equity real estate, secondaries, value creation and venture capital.


Program of APEF 2016


08:30 Call to order by Conference Chairman
David Pierce, Managing Director & Head of Asia, HQ Capital
08:35 Opening Remarks by Guest of Honor
Tsang Chun-wah, John Tsang, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government
08:45 Opening Keynote: “The State of Private Markets in China”
Dr. Fred Hu, Chairman &CEO, Primavera Capital Group
09:05 The Current State of the Private Equity Markets of Greater China
Moderator: Rebecca Xu, Co-founder & Managing Director, Asia Alternatives
Panelists: Chang Sun, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Black Soil
Lionel de Saint-Exupery, President & CEO,CDIB Capital International Corporation
Bing Yuan, Managing Director, Hony Capital
Lin-lin Zhou, CEO & Co-founder, Principle Capital
09:50 How Are Funds with a Regional Mandate Faring in the Current Investment Climate
Moderator: Eric Mason, Managing Director – Asia Investments,The Church Pension Fund
Panelists: Brad Landes, Partner & Chief Investment Officer, ADV Partners
Maarten Ruijs, Managing Partner, CVC Asia Pacific
Hanji Huang, Managing Director, Greater China, L Capital Asia
Homer Sun, CIO & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia
10:40 Coffee break
[After Coffee Session Split in Three Streams].

Stream A
11:10 Is the Market for Secondaries in Asia about to Take Off?
Moderator: Lorna Chen, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Panelists: Michael Camacho, Principal, AlpInvest Partners
Lucian Wu, Managing Director, HQ Capital
Bonnie Lo, Founding Partner, NewQuest Capital Partners
Colin Sau, Managing Partner, TR Capital
11:50 Current Opportunities and Challenges for Private Equity Real Estate Investment in Asiam
Moderator: Asel Umurzakova, Head of Product Development,J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Panelists: John Lee, Partner & Head of Real Estate Group, Orion Partners
Bastian Wolff, Managing Director & Head of Private Real Estate Asia,Partners Group
Samuel Chu, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer,Phoenix Property Investors

Stream B
11:10 The Current State of the Private Equity Market in Japan
Moderator: Motoya Kitamura, Co-founder & Partner, ROC Partners
Panelists: Taisuke Sasanuma, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners
Jun Tsusaka, Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer &Founding Member, NSSK
Yuji Kimura, Founder & CEO, Polaris Capital Group
Ayumi Sakurai, Representative Partner, Yukon Capital Partners
11:50 The Current State of the Private Equity Market in Korea
Moderator: Shin Kim, Partner, StepStone
Panelists: Joseph Lee, Partner & Senior Managing Director, IMM Private Equity
Taeyub Kim, Head of Korea & Managing Director,Standard Chartered Private Equity
Soomin Kim, Partner, Unison Capital

Stream C
11:10 Asian Venture Capital: Coming into its Own?
Moderator: Denis Tse, Managing Partner, Asia-IO Advisors
Panelists: Han Kim, Managing Director & Co-founder, Altos Ventures
Melissa Guzy, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Chuan Thor, Managing Director, Highland Capital Partners
Anand Prasanna, Managing Partner, Iron Pillar
11:50 Risks and Rewards in Asia’s Private Debt Markets
Moderator: Gary Doran, Partner, Restructuring Services, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Panelists: Barry Lau, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Private Credit, Adamas Asset Management
Sabita Prakash, Head of Investor Relations and Business Development,ADM Capital
Robert Petty, Managing Partner & Co-founder, Clearwater Capital Partners
Edwin Wong, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer,SSG Capital Management



12:40 Luncheon
13:30 Luncheon Keynote:“Private Equity Investing in Financial Services – Opportunity in Volatile Times”
Daniel Mintz, Founding Managing Director, Olympus Capital Asia
[After Lunch Session Split in Three Streams]

Stream A
14:00 Challenges for Asian GPs Raising Funds and Serving Investor Requirements
Moderator: Vish Ramaswami, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Panelists: Jonathan Hulbert, Head of Marketing & Client Service, Asia‐Pacific,Apollo Management
David Tung, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Terrance Philips, Managing Director, Citi Private Bank, Asia Pacific
David Lee, Partner,China Everbright ReinFore Asset Management
14:45 Can the Demand for Co-investments be met in Asia?
Moderator: Hemal Mirani, Managing Director, HarbourVest
Panelists: Eric Solberg, Founder & CEO, EXS Capital Group
Juan Delgado-Moreira, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane
Ralph Keitel, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Vincent Huang, Founding Managing Partner, Juntong Capital

Stream B

14:00 The Current State of the Private Equity Market in India
Moderator: Jonathan English, Managing Director, Portfolio Advisors
Panelists: Sunil Vasudevan, Co-founder, Amicus Capital Partners
Samir Kumar, Managing Director, Inventus
Nishant Sharma, Co‐Founder & Managing Director, Kedaara Capital Advisors
Sandeep Murthy, Partner, Lightbox
14:45 The Current State of the Private Equity Markets of Southeast Asia
Moderator: Maninder Saluja, Partner, Quilvest Group
Panelists: Cyril Noerhadi, Senior Managing Director, Creador
Honorio Poblador, Partner, Navegar
Kenneth Tan, Co-Managing Partner, Southern Capital
David Do, Managing Director, VI Group

Stream C
14:00 Environmental, Social and Governance issues in Asian Private Markets
Moderator: Alex Wilmerding, Principal, Pantheon Ventures
Panelists: Kazushige Kobayashi, Managing Director & Head of Asian Primaries Investing, Capital Dynamics
Thomas Ochensberger, Compliance Director, CVC Capital Partners
Steve Okun, Director, Asia Pacific Public Affairs, KKR
Yi Li, Partner, Lunar Capital
14:45 How are Asia’s GPs Adding Value to their Portfolio Companies?
Moderator: Joseph Wan, Operating Partner, Cinven HK
Panelists: Kiki Yang, Partner, Bain & Company
Mike Sursock, Operating Partner, Baring Private Equity
C.K. Tsang, Consultant, Egon Zehnder
David He, Partner and Managing Director, PAG Asia Capital

15:30 Coffee Break
 [After the coffee break the conference resumes in the main conference hall]
16:00 Performance Data Presentation: What the Numbers Show about Private Equity Performance in AsiaPerformance Data Presentation:
Mark O’Hare, Founder and Chief Executive, Preqin
16:20 What do Limited Partners Want and Expect from Asian Private Equity?
Moderator: Mounir Guen, CEO, MVision
Panelists: Frank Su, Senior Principal, Private Equity, Investment Partnerships,CPPIB Asia Inc.
Yong Hak Huh, Founder and CEO, First Bridge Strategy
John Huo, Director, Private Equity, Manulife Financial
17:05 Closing Keynote: “Macro Trends in Asian Private Investments”
Charles Ong, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, RRJ Group
17:25 Closing Remarks
17:30 Conference Cocktails