APEF2018 Sponsors



Platimunm Sponsors

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With more than 200,000 Deloitte professionals in over 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. http://www.deloitte.com/  
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.
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Intertrust provides a full range of services to the alternative funds industry, including private equity, hedge and real estate funds. As a global service provider, Intertrust offers multi-jurisdictional solutions. From structuring and setup to administration and SPV management, our professionals have the experience and technical knowledge to successfully administer your fund. https://www.intertrustgroup.com/  
Shearman & Sterling 
Shearman & Sterling is a leading international law firm with a strong reputation in virtually every area of law relating to commercial and financial activity, from advice on investment funds, capital markets, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance transactions through to representation in international arbitration and litigation.

Gold Sponsors

Berkeley Research Group (Hong Kong) Limited
BRG is a global advisory firm that provides independent advice to global financial institutions, PE firms, hedge funds, major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations and regulatory bodies. Our clients come to us for support on multijurisdictional regulatory inquiries, corporate investigations, crucial business transactions, compliance issues, and litigation and arbitration matters. http://www.thinkbrg.com/
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited , or HKEX, operates a securities market and a derivatives market in Hong Kong and the clearing houses for those markets. HKEx was listed in Hong Kong in 2000 and is now one of the world’s largest exchange owners based on the market capitalisation of its shares. http://www.hkex.com.hk/  
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HQ Capital is a leading independent alternative investment manager with currently over US$12 billion in assets under management. HQ Capital was formed in 2015 by combining Auda, Real Estate Capital Partners and Equita. Through Auda and Real Estate Capital Partners, HQ Capital has been active in global private equity and in U.S. real estate since 1989. http://hqcapital.com/en/  
ipreo Ipreo
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data, and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers. Ipreo’s Private Capital Markets’ solutions are the premier choice for the private capital industry to address growing pressures for transparency and regulatory compliance. Our full range of products offers solutions for portfolio assessment, valuations, investor reporting, operating metrics, or investment performance. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1,000 employees serving clients in every major financial hub around the world.
Merrill Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for content sharing, regulated communications and compliance services. Merrill clients trust our innovative cloud-based applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 47 locations worldwide, Merrill clients turn to us when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe. http://www.merrillcorp.com  
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Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (“MSPEA”) is one of the leading private equity investors in Asia Pacific, having invested in the region for over 21 years. The team, consisting of 60 investment professionals, has invested approximately $3 billion in Asia, primarily in highly structured minority investments and control buyouts. MSPEA is currently investing its $1.7bn Asia Fund IV and its RMB1.7bn RMB Fund I. http://www.morganstanley.com/  
Founded in 2001, MVision is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading independent international advisory firms, focusing on raising capital for Private Equity, Real Estate, Real Assets, Credit and Direct transactions in both the developed and emerging markets. The MVision team of over 50 professionals operate out of offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney. http://www.mvision.com/  
SS&C GlobeOp 
SS&C GlobeOp’s Private Equity Services is the world’s largest independent administrator of private equity, real estate, private credit, and infrastructure funds. With over $400 billion in assets and 3,000+ funds under our management, SS&C’s comprehensive fund administration and leading-edge technology solutions cover the entire range of fund structures, strategies, and domiciles.

More than 10,000 financial services organisations, from the world’s largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C GlobeOp’s products and services. http://www.ssctech.com/  


Silver Sponsors

Beyond Traditions
BT is a Cayman Islands incorporated investment company that is investing in multiple asset classes throughout Asia and the rest-of-the-world. In the last several years, BT has been anchoring a series of VC and PE funds focused on early stage technology companies on a worldwide basis in general as well as on China-based mature companies in particular.


CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners (‘CVC’) is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of more than 20 offices and over 350 employees throughout Europe, Asia and US. Currently, CVC manages funds on behalf of over 300 investors from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, who entrust their capital to CVC for periods of 10 years or more. CVC has secured commitments of more than US$80 billion from some of the world’s most discerning investors across our European and Asian private equity, credit and growth funds. CVC funds are invested in 57 companies worldwide, employing over 300,000 people in numerous countries. Together, these companies have combined annual sales of over US$120 billion.
Lunar invests in companies where the Chinese consumer is driving explosive growth through a control-oriented, operationally involved, platform-building investment strategy. The Firm takes an industry-insider approach to sourcing, professionalizing management, and driving innovation in products, services, marketing and distribution by leveraging its team of investment professionals and over 5,000 team members in the businesses that Lunar presently controls. Lunar is widely recognized as a pioneer in China, with a successful track record that includes founding companies and taking controlling positions in over 20 businesses. Lunar’s investments have included Linktone (Listed on NASDAQ), SmartPay (Acquired by Ping An), Yeehoo (Partially sold to Heilan), BPG (Acquired by Asian Citrus), WH Group (Listed on HKSE), Lao Henghe (Listed on HKSE), and many others. For more information, please visit www.lunar.cn .
NewQuest Capital Partners
NewQuest is the leading secondaries private equity platform focused on the Asia-Pacific region. NewQuest was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynchs Asian Private Equity team. NewQuest currently manages three funds with aggregate capital commitments of over US$1.25 billion and has three offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Mumbai.
Orchid Orchid Asia 
Orchid Asia is an investment group with offices throughout China in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. We manage an aggregate of approx.. US$3 billion AUM across five private equity funds. The firm focus on backing experienced operating executives in building franchises in Asia, with an emphasis in China. We seeks to invest in expanding domestic enterprises in businesses with high barrier to entry that have good growth prospects in the consumer services and products sector, as well as the outsourced manufacturing and services sector.

Luncheon Sponsor

DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in over 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs globally. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, through consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.    

Cocktail Sponsor

Citi‘s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. With more than 200 years of experience, we help our clients meet the world’s toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. We are Citi, the global bank – an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities.    

LP Breakfast Sponsor

Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman’s team is approximately 1,900 professionals, as of September 30, 2017. The company was named the #1 firm in Pensions & Investments 2016 Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm fosters an investment culture of fundamental research and independent thinking. It manages $284 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2017. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com/.

Coffee Sponsor

Vistra provides a complete range of corporate, fiduciary and administrative services for alternative investment funds, supporting your fund throughout its lifecycle. As a leading provider of fund administration in assets under management, we have the expertise and experience to ensure the smooth set-up and operation of your fund anywhere in the world.

Lanyard Sponsor

I-OnAsia is a leading business intelligence, security and risk management consultancy with a corporate head office in Hong Kong and more than 50 full-time consultants in locations around the world.
Our investigation services range from due diligence, qualitative research, vendor and employee screening, as well as fraud and white-collar crimes.