Driving value creation in Asia's private equity markets

Create top-line growth and drive EBITDA improvements from your portfolio at the Operating Partners & Value Creation Forum: Asia on 5 December 2019 alongside more than 150 C-level executives, senior advisers and operating partners driving value across the globe.

Established as the leading event series for private equity value creators in Europe and North America, be at the forefront of the operational excellence conversation as the series is held in Asia for the first time.

Join us to discover the strategies and practices generating exceptional business returns globally and be ahead of the value-creation curve in Asia.


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Key discussion topics include

  • Evaluating operational models
  • Dealing with disruption – challenges faced and available solutions
  • The human dimension – recruiting and managing talent
  • Driving digital – IT strategy, big data, social media, e-commerce, and mobile platforms
  • The role of operating partners team pre-deal

Why attend?

Enhance your strategies to accelerate growth in your portfolio businesses

Join the pioneering operational expert community in Asia-Pacific

Network with top global value creators in private equity

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The forum addressed practical challenges facing the Operating Partner and provided very useful insights on best practice approaches to value creation.

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CEO, Fortior Ventures Inc.

Wonderful event that delivered on my objectives and was good value for money.

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Global Operating Partners Series attendees include:

4C Associates
Accordion
Actis
ADP
Alix Partners
Altor Equity Partners
Alvarez & Marsal
ANSA Interim management & Consulting
Apax Partners
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
August Equity
Baird Capital
Base Camp Management Consulting
BC Partners
BlackDuck
Blue Ridge Partners
Borealis Infrastructure (OMERS)
Bowmark Capital
Bridgepoint
Capital Generation Partners
Capvis Equity Partners
Clearsight Investments
Coast2Coast Capital
Cornerstone Consultants
Crosslake Technologies
CVC Capital Partners
CVI Dom Maklerski
DPI
EBRD
ECI Partners
Efficio
Ellice Consulting
EmergeVest
EQT Partners
EY
Eze Castle Integration
Falco Enterprises
Fontenay Operating Partners
Generation IM
Georgia Capital
Glide Buy Out Partners
Graphite Capital
Hamilton Lane
HGGC
iCON Infrastructure
ILAB Ventures
InfraVia Capital Partners
Investcorp
Jacobs Douwe Egberts
KPMG
LDC
MAC Asset Management
Mayfair Equity Partners
Montague Private Equity
Oracle
Nordic Capital
Nyamezela Group
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Palatine Private Equity
PGGM
PSP Investments
RHR International
SAP Concur
Simon-Kucher & Partners
StepStone
Suez Agriculture
SVPGlobal
SWAN Partners
Synergetics
Talmix
TBM Consulting Group Europe
Terra Firma Capital Partners
Triton Partners
Turnaround Management Association
Vallis Capital Partners


For more information on the agenda, please contact Helen Sanders at helen.s@peimedia.com

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Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 5th

Operating Partners Forum: Asia Agenda
08:00 - 08:50

Registration and coffee

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from PEI and Chair's opening remarks

09:00 - 09:30

Opening address

09:30 - 10:10

Panel: Evaluating operational models

Roshini Bakshi, Yuki Kashiyama, Abhishek Kapur, James Ahn, Menno Veeneklaas
  • Adjusting the level direct involvement
  • Functionalists vs. generalists
  • Scrutinising operating team structures and resources
  • Mid-market vs. large cap: looking at engagement models
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Roshini Bakshi

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Asia

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Yuki Kashiyama

Partner (Operations), J-Star

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Abhishek Kapur

Director, KKR Capstone US

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James Ahn

Managing Director, CD&R (Asia)

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Menno Veeneklaas

Chief Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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10:10 - 10:40

Case study: Improving long-term performance at the portfolio level

10:40 - 11:10

Networking zones

Join your peers for refreshments during the day and a drink during the evening and share experiences during informal discussions; separated into four zones:

  1. Data, digitalization and technology
  2. Human capital: Problem solving leadership challenges
  3. Building a value creation team /DNA of a team
11:10 - 11:50

Panel: The human dimension – recruiting and managing talent

Brian Lau, Vivian Wan
  • Working with management to assemble high performance teams
  • Accentuating the recruiting process: leveraging board members and uncovering best practices
  • Identifying and addressing performance inhibitors
  • Best practices in both the pre-deal and post-deal selection processes
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Brian Lau

Managing Director, ShawKwei & Partners

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Vivian Wan

Managing Director, TPG Capital

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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: The transformative potential of X-data combined with O-data

Robin Tyrangiel, Menno Veeneklaas, Sean Epstein
  • Mining and utilising data throughout the investment process: due diligence, 100 day planning and long-term value creation activities
  • Capturing, measuring and tapping the value of experience data (X-data) – what is it, how do you get it and what to do with it
  • Combining with operational data (O-data) to create a 360 degree value creation strategy
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Robin Tyrangiel

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Asense

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Menno Veeneklaas

Chief Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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Sean Epstein

SVP and Global Head, SAP Private Equity

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12:30 - 13:45

Lunch and Networking zones

Join your peers for refreshments during the day and a drink during the evening and share experiences during informal discussions; separated into four zones:

  1. Data, digitalization and technology
  2. Human capital: Problem solving leadership challenges
  3. Building a value creation team /DNA of a team
13:45 - 14:45

Panel: Due diligence – The role of the operating team pre-deal

Sachin Khandewal, Emmett Thomas, Shane Lauf, Bruno Fritsch

• Evaluating opportunity – scalable teams and business systems
• Efficiently using operational skills pre-acquisition
• Promoting operating partner resources to prospective portfolio companies to win the deal

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Sachin Khandewal

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management, NewQuest Capital

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Emmett Thomas

Senior Partner, Head of Asia, Advantage Partners

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Shane Lauf

Principal, Permira Advisers

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Bruno Fritsch

Managing Director – Operating Partner, Wendel

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14:25 - 14:45

Case Study: Optimizing a monetization, sales, marketing and pricing strategy

Jan Weiser
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Jan Weiser

Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

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14:45 - 15:30

Panel: Utilising outside support as a means of driving growth

Chris Lerner, Khim-Hui Heng, Jan Weiser
  • When to use consultants vs build capability in-house
  • Timing the engagement of a third party Operating Partner with a portfolio company
  • How should an Operating Partner engage with a portfolio company?
  • Optimizing a monetization, sales, marketing and pricing strategy
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Chris Lerner

Partner and Head of Asia, Eaton Partners

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Khim-Hui Heng

Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Monitoring, Ekuinas

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Jan Weiser

Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

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15:30 - 16:00

Networking zones

Join your peers for refreshments during the day and a drink during the evening and share experiences during informal discussions; separated into four zones:

  1. Data, digitalization and technology
  2. Human capital: Problem solving leadership challenges
  3. Building a value creation team /DNA of a team

 

16:00 - 16:40

Panel: The LP perspective

Adam Le

As LPs are increasingly seeking to understand drivers of performance at the fund and portfolio level, being able to provide information that demonstrates the source of returns is becoming requisite. Discover how LPs are seeking to engage with fund managers and how value creation data can be effectively communicated.

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Adam Le

News Editor, Private Equity International

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16:40 - 17:10

Panel: The CEO perspective: The successes and failures of the operating team

  • Experience from the portfolio level – working with operating teams, internal and third party, and the successes and failures of operating teams
  • The evolution of the relationship, ironing out problems and getting things right (or wrong)
  • Quick fire: The two things and operating partner must do and the two things they must not
17:10 - 19:00

Chair’s remarks followed by structured networking

Join your peers for refreshments during the day and a drink during the evening and share experiences during informal discussions; separated into four zones:

  1. Data, digitalization and technology
  2. Human capital: Problem solving leadership challenges
  3. Building a value creation team /DNA of a team

 


For any enquiries, please contact Helen Sanders at helen.s@peimedia.com.

James Ahn

Managing Director, CD&R (Asia)

James Ahn (“Jimmy”) is currently Managing Director, Head of Asia at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), a New York-based global private equity firm with over $30 billion in assets managed on behalf of institutional investors since 1978. Jimmy spearhea… Read full bio

Roshini Bakshi

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Asia

Roshini is Managing Director, Private Equity at Everstone Capital Asia Pte based out of Singapore. Her role includes evaluating new opportunities, including thematic strategies and driving operating improvement in portfolio companies in the areas of… Read full bio

Tak Wai Chung

Partner and Head of Southeast Asia, Mid Market Asia, EQT Partners Singapore

Mr. Tak Wai Chung has been with EQT since 2009 and is a Board member of several EQT-invested companies including Dataflow Group, ELEVATE, ILA Vietnam and Nexon. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Tak Wai was with Lehman Brothers in investment banking and… Read full bio

Sean Epstein

SVP and Global Head, SAP Private Equity

Sean Epstein is SVP and Global Head of the SAP Private Equity. His team handles all strategic partnerships and initiatives with Private Equity funds, Institutional Investors, & Family Offices and helps drive portfolio companies’ success throughout th… Read full bio

Bruno Fritsch

Managing Director – Operating Partner, Wendel

Bruno Fritsch is Managing Director and Operating Partner with Wendel. Previously, he was CEO of Wendel Singapore. In 2007, Bruno joined the investment team of Wendel in Paris as Senior Associate. Since 2013, he has been based in Singapore where he is… Read full bio

Khim-Hui Heng

Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Monitoring, Ekuinas

Khim-Hui leads the portfolio management and monitoring team at EKUINAS, a mid-market Malaysia focused fund with ~USD 1B under management. Since joining in 2013, he has partnered with CEOs and Senior Management of portfolio companies in the Manufactur… Read full bio

Abhishek Kapur

Director, KKR Capstone US

Abhishek Kapur (Singapore) joined KKR Capstone in London in 2011 and currently leads the team in South East Asia. He has primarily been involved with KKR portfolio companies Avincis Group, Cognita, Goodpack, Japfa, Northgate, RigNet, and KKR's Specia… Read full bio

Yuki Kashiyama

Partner (Operations), J-Star

Yuki Kashiyama is responsible for portfolio company's value-up activities, Investment Committee Member, supervising investments include Tokyo Sonic, Nakai Industrial, Sun Smile, Kugami Seiki, Tokai Trim and Primagest. Prior to joining J-STAR, Mr. Kas… Read full bio

Sachin Khandewal

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management, NewQuest Capital

Sachin is a Managing Director at NewQuest Capital Partners, and leads the firm’s Indian operations. In addition to evaluating new investment opportunities, Sachin is responsible for portfolio management (India and SE Asia) wherein he works closely wi… Read full bio

Brian Lau

Managing Director, ShawKwei & Partners

Mr. Lau is Managing Director and Partner at ShawKwei & Partners. He is involved in all aspects of deal flow & investments and leverages his operating, sales and strategy background to manage portfolio companies at the board level. He is a member of t… Read full bio

Shane Lauf

Principal, Permira Advisers

Shane is a member of the Portfolio Group. His primary focus is on value creation in the Asia portfolio and diligence of new investment opportunities from an operational perspective. Prior to joining Permira, Shane worked for KKR Capstone for 6 years,… Read full bio

Adam Le

News Editor, Private Equity International

Adam Le is the News Editor for PEI Media's private equity publications, overseeing the flow of global news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com as well as sister title Secondaries Investor. Based in London, Adam works closely with private… Read full bio

Chris Lerner

Partner and Head of Asia, Eaton Partners

Chris Lerner is a global Partner and Head of Asia for Eaton where he leads the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory. Chris has over 19 years’ experience in private markets investments and investment banking with… Read full bio

Emmett Thomas

Senior Partner, Head of Asia, Advantage Partners

Emmett leads the firm's activities in Asia ex-Japan. Advantage Partners is one of the leading Private Equity firms in North Asia, having invested over US$3.0 billion in more than 75 companies over the last 20 years. Emmett has led investments for Adv… Read full bio

Robin Tyrangiel

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Asense

Robin Tyrangiel is the founder of Asense, a technology powered firm focused on the alternatives assets industry. With over 13 years experience in private markets and corporate development, Robin has worked with hundreds of institutions globally. As a… Read full bio

Menno Veeneklaas

Chief Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

Menno is Chief Operating Partner with Allegro Funds, a mid-market private equity fund which specialises in hands-on turnaround investing. Allegro Funds has A$1.1 billion of FUM and currently manages a portfolio of 11 companies with a team of 15 inves… Read full bio

Vivian Wan

Managing Director, TPG Capital

Vivian Wan is with TPG Capital as Managing Director, Head of Human Capital for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Vivian leads the Human Capital agenda of TPG’s portfolio companies in Asia. Over the past 8 years, she has been working closely with over… Read full bio

Jan Weiser

Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Jan Weiser is a Partner at Simon-Kucher’s Singapore office. He has 15 years of experience in consulting national and international clients, all in the field of strategy, pricing and sales. Jan leads Simon-Kucher’s private equity and life sciences pra… Read full bio
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PEI’s Operating Partners Forum in New York last year discussed all aspects of value creation, from what it takes to transform a troubled business to how to harness technology to boost the bottom line. Here below are some key takeaways in 5 charts.

 

 

Source: PEI Operating Partners Forum


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