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

Global Operating Partner series past attendees have said

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Principal, African Capital Alliance

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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It was exceptional for me. I am working to become an operating partner and I got more done to that end through the panels and networking than I have on my own i…

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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
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
Blue Ridge Partners
Borealis Infrastructure (OMERS)
Bowmark Capital
Capital Generation Partners
Capvis Equity Partners
Clearsight Investments
Coast2Coast Capital
Cornerstone Consultants
Crosslake Technologies
CVC Capital Partners
CVI Dom Maklerski
ECI Partners
Ellice Consulting
EQT Partners
Eze Castle Integration
Falco Enterprises
Fontenay Operating Partners
Generation IM
Georgia Capital
Glide Buy Out Partners
Graphite Capital
Hamilton Lane
iCON Infrastructure
ILAB Ventures
InfraVia Capital Partners
Jacobs Douwe Egberts
MAC Asset Management
Mayfair Equity Partners
Montague Private Equity
Nordic Capital
Nyamezela Group
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Palatine Private Equity
PSP Investments
RHR International
SAP Concur
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Suez Agriculture
SWAN Partners
TBM Consulting Group Europe
Terra Firma Capital Partners
Triton Partners
Turnaround Management Association
Vallis Capital Partners

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Day 1
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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: The rise of the operating partner and value creation role in Asia

09:30 - 10:10

Panel: Evaluating operational models

Roshini Bakshi, Yuki Kashiyama, Abhishek Kapur
  • 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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10:10 - 10:40

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

10:40 - 11:10

Networking refreshments

11:10 - 11:50

Panel: The human dimension – recruiting and managing talent

Brian Lau
  • 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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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Developing an IT strategy roadmap to drive value

Robin Tyrangiel

• Tracking portfolio data and turning it into value
• Optimizing technological resources to support long-term and short-term goals
• Adapting to the rise of social media, e-commerce, and mobile platforms

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Robin Tyrangiel

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Asense

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12:30 - 13:00

Case study

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

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

Sachin Khandewal, Emmett Thomas, Shane Lauf

• 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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14:45 - 15:30

Panel: Utilising outside support as a means of driving growth

Chris Lerner

• 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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15:30 - 16:05

Networking refreshments

16:05 - 16:30

Case study: How to improve long-term performance at the portfolio level

16:30 - 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
• 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 a drink and share experiences during informal discussions; separated into four zones:

1. Digitalization and technology
2. Human capital, leadership and managing the PE-CEO relationship
3. Managing relationships with third party advisors
4. Building a value creation team

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

Roshini Bakshi

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Asia

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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

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

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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