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.

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

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

Segun Adebanji

Principal, African Capital Alliance

Featured speakers

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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

Sponsors confirmed for 2019

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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

Keynote Address: Managing operational change in a time of political and economic uncertainty

09:30 - 10:15

Panel: Horses for courses - evaluating operational models

  • Adjusting the level direct involvement
  • Functionalists vs. generalists
  • Scrutinising operating team structures and resources
  • Mid-market vs. large cap: looking at engagement models
10:15 - 10:45

Case study: Turning things around – creating sustainable growth in an underperforming asset

10:45 - 11:15

Networking refreshments

11:15 - 12:00

Panel: The human dimension – recruiting and managing talent

  • 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
12:00 - 12:45

Panel: Driving digital - technology as a means to an end

  • Developing IT strategy roadmaps to drive value
  • Tracking portfolio data
  • Optimizing technological resources to support long-term and short-term goals
  • Adapting to the rise of social media, e-commerce, and mobile platforms
14:05 - 14:50

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

  • Evaluating opportunity – scalable teams and business systems
  • Efficiently using operational skills pre-acquisition?
  • Promoting operating partner resources to prospective portfolio to win the deal
14:50 - 15:35

Panel: Utilising outside support as a means of driving growth

  • Timing the engagement of an Operating Partner with a portfolio company
  • How should an Operating Partner engage with a portfolio company?
  • Employing third parties to enhance knowledge and expertise
15:35 - 16:05

Networking refreshments

16:05 - 16:30

Case study: Creating and incentivising harmony between operations and deal teams

16:30 - 17:00

Dealing with disruption – challenges faced and available solutions

  • Assessing the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on private equity
  • Gauging the disruptive effects of machine learning, the connected world and infrastructure trends
  • Discovering and applying solutions to the impact of disruptive elements on business models
17:00 - 18:00

Chair’s remarks and close of conference


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

Roshini Bakshi

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Asia

Updated bio coming soon.

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 & 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

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
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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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