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KPMG in Malaysia is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG professionals serve as trusted advisors to many leading organizations. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to address their biggest challenges - delivering deep expertise, timely insights and transformative strategies and execution that help to drive clarity and success in the business they operate around the world.
The KPMG Private Equity group brings together our transaction advisory, deal origination, M&A and tax professionals who work full time on deals for the private equity funds. They combine industry specific skills with a deep understanding of the requirements of private equity funds as they search out the value enhancing attributes of each deal.
We have the proficiency to support the full lifecycle of PE funds, whether it is investing in new assets, managing your portfolio, raising funds, exit planning or advising on proposed regulation. Our professionals work closely with the management of portfolio companies, embedding ‘best practices' and helping build value prior to exit. Depending on the exit route, we also help prepare companies for IPO or manage the sales process.
Reflecting the needs of the current times, our PE group is also experienced in providing a range of services to nurture portfolio companies to create value. The wide range of post deal services include statutory and internal audit; risk assessment and corporate governance; IT advisory; corporate restructuring and cost optimisation approaches.
Innovation is at our core - our teams continually enhance their capabilities, develop new tools and technologies, form alliances, and make strategic acquisitions so that we are well-positioned to guide our clients. A purpose-led, value-led, people-led organization will firmly place KPMG in Malaysia as the Clear Choice.
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Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, or Ekuinas, is a private equity fund management company established by the Government of Malaysia on 1 September 2009 to promote equitable and sustainable Bumiputera economic participation via the creation of Malaysia's next generation of leading companies.
The Government's endowment to Ekuinas is provided in the form of a grant to be held in trust by Yayasan Ekuiti Nasional (YEN), a specific trust whose mandate is to enhance and grow Bumiputera equity interest. The funds are invested in high potential medium-sized Malaysian companies through the private equity approach in a merit-based, market-friendly and transparent manner which contributes towards the Government's aim towards achieving a more inclusive economic model.
Ekuinas is a commercially driven organisation with the primary objective of delivering financial value on its investments and firmly believes that only through financial discipline can the social objectives it pursues be sustainably achieved. To ensure its results are sustainable, the Company is committed to pursuing its goals in a market-friendly, merit-based and transparent manner.
Through its investments, Ekuinas also aims to promote and strengthen equitable Bumiputera participation within the Malaysian economy across four key dimensions:-
• Enhancing corporate equity ownership;
• Enhancing management participation and entrepreneurship;
• Increasing meaningful employment; and
• Improving the supply chain.
Ekuinas undertakes its investments via two distinct operations:
• Direct Investments - where it invests directly in high potential companies; and
• Outsourced Programme - where Ekuinas appoints third party private equity managers to manage allocated funds and undertake investments on its behalf.
To date, Ekuinas has invested in a total of 36 companies under direct and outsourced investments since its establishment amounting to RM2.8 billion under the Direct investments and Outsourced Programme, involved in the business of education, oil and gas, services, fast moving consumer goods, retail and F&B.
Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,200 locally admitted lawyers in 77 offices worldwide.
Our firm has been present in Asia for over 50 years and has been a key adviser to some of Asia's most established and respected companies, financial institutions and government organizations. Across the region, we are ranked #1 for advising on cross-border deals (Thomson Reuters). Our Asia Pacific Private Equity team has won a reputation for successfully managing complex multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as purely domestic transactions. We have more than 100 Private Equity lawyers located in 17 offices across the region.
Our lawyers are among the leading private equity advisers in the world, with a long and successful track record of advising clients in buyouts, capital raising, financings, restructurings and exits. We understand that adding value to private equity mandates means not only having cutting edge, multidisciplinary technical skills, but also commercial sophistication, specialized industry knowledge, authentic local connections, top quality project management skills and a global perspective.
We represent private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, financial institutions, pension funds, strategic investors, portfolio companies and management teams investing in a broad range of industries in the Asia Pacific. Advising on high profile transactions in the region, we are recommended in leading legal directories and regularly appear in the relevant league tables.
Combining strong money-center deal experience with in-depth knowledge of local market and industry trends, we are uniquely positioned to undertake private equity deals across the Asia Pacific region and globally.
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in buyouts, recapitalisations and financial restructurings in Asia, particularly on enterprises with a strong presence in Southeast Asia.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding, Navis has made over 70 controlling investments most of which have been completed with little reliance on acquisition finance. All Navis' companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields. Industries/segments in which Navis has invested include food processing, fast food/casual dining, industrial products, fast moving consumer goods, outdoor advertising, auto rentals, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.
The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis' investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
The firm manages several private and public equity capital commitments totaling ~USD 5 billion, and whose investors include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, foundations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. Navis has one of the largest private equity professional team in Asia, comprising more than 60 individuals, supported by over 30 administrative staff, in seven offices across the region.
Principle Partners is a specialist buy-side focused executive search firm with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. We work with diverse clients including Private Equity Funds, Asset Management firms, Hedge Funds and Internet companies. We are top-ranked Asian specialists in our coverage and emphasize building and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and candidates.
Principle Partners' founders Jag Dhaliwall and Will Tan have worked in executive search for more than a decade and our Consultants have lived and worked in Asia for most of their careers. We have a first-rate track record in targeted assignments and team build-outs and are particularly strong in South East Asia and Hong Kong. For Private Equity, we serve global, pan-Asian, regional and country-specific funds. Client profiles for Asset Management include international, regional and boutique fund houses while our hedge fund clients range from start-ups to the largest international funds.
Since 1963, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) has been a catalyst in providing Malaysian businesses with networking, knowledge exchange, bilateral trading assistance and support. With 250 top member companies and an outreach of over 50,000 employees, the experience and expertise at BMCC is incomparable at promoting and fostering trade between Britain and Malaysia. The Chamber's goal is always to support the best interests of our members by providing high value for membership, catering to specific needs. We offer opportunities to elevate businesses by organising or co-hosting be-spoked events, networking plus exposure and branding through our marketing platforms.
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.
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.
The Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA) was formed in 1995. The organisation comprises leading and active players in the venture capital and private equity industry.
Its mission is to promote and develop the venture capital and private equity industry in Malaysia, and advocates policies that enhance the environment for venture capital and private equity activities. It also serves as the authorised platform for members to express their views to policy makers in resolving issues and removing obstacles that impede the growth of the venture capital and private equity industry.
Among others, the Association also strives to:
• stimulate the promotion, research and analysis of venture capital in Malaysia and in other countries.
• promote cooperation among members, to encourage joint efforts and business undertakings among members as well as to provide a regular forum for the exchange of views amongst members.
• develop and encourage the highest standard of professional ethics in the venture capital industry.
Activities of MVCA include:
• Conferences and symposiums on venture capital and issues directly or indirectly related to it.
• Regular forum among members on the latest issues pertaining to venture capital.
• Conduct dialogues and make presentations to any governmental or public authorities or bodies on behalf of the members on regulatory issues and formation of new venture activities.
• Collaboration with foreign venture capital association for the advancement of the venture capital industry in Malaysia.
For more information, please visit our website at www.mvca.org.my
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.
To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:
- Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
- Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
- Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 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.
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.