Posts Tagged “Debevoise & Plimpton LLP”

Spotlight series: Thomas M. Britt III outlines developments in private equity in Asia.

November 16, 2020

In addition to chairing Day 1 of the conference, Thomas M. Britt III, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP joined a panel focused on buyouts and debated  if too much money is chasing too few deals.

In an interview for the Spotlight Series, he outlines developments in private equity in Asia, describing high levels of activity in financial services, energy, clean technology and the consumer sector.

The panel was moderated by Grant Fleming, Partner, Continuity Capital Partners and joined by John Zhao, CEO, Hony Capital; Stephen Peel, Managing Partner & Group Head of Greater China, India, Eurasia & South East Asia, TPG Capital; Michael ByungJu Kim, Partner, MBK Partners and Justin Reizes, Partner, Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts & Co.

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Spotlight series: Andrew M. Ostrognai describes developments in fund formation in Hong Kong and across China.

November 10, 2020

Andrew M. Ostrognai, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, joined a panel evaluating developments in RMB onshore fund investments

The panel was moderated by Ed Greene, Diamond Dragon Advisors and also included Vincent Huang, Pantheon Ventures; Jeffrey Lee, Northern Light Venture Capital and Shirley Chen, China International Capital Corporation.

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SuperReturn Asia 2010 - A complete round up of news and views

October 4, 2020

SuperReturn Asia is the “must attend” annual private equity and venture capital conference for the region.  The 2010 event continued that tradition.    We would like to thank all the delegates, speakers and sponsors and look forward to bringing you an even more energised event in 2011.

In addition to the coverage of the event by Beverly Chandler,  we’ve gathered the leading articles and commentary from the business news websites to give you a comprehensive review of this years hugely successful event.

We have captured a series of video interviews with some of the industry leaders which will be posted on this site over the coming weeks.   To make sure you don’t miss out, either add the RSS feed to your reader or sign up for email alerts.


A Twitter Overview:


@LPlatform: The poll at SuperReturn Asia Conference showed that 51.7% of professionals believe China will bring the best returns in the next 3 years.

@SuperReturn: Ben Simpfendorfer,RBS gives fascinating talk on new silk road in hk #sra10 More here (via @SuperReturnSara)

@SuperReturnSara: Jin Liqun, CIC says it is still expected for capital to flow uphill from developing countries to developed #sra10

@SuperReturnSara: Anil gupta, insead could chinese capital do investment into india infrastructure and aid investment? #Sra10

@SuperReturn: Liqun says the Chinese have been students learning from the West: “Now you should learn something from us.” #SRA10

@SuperReturn: If foreign investors work closely with locals they will have a very good time investing in China says CIC’s Jin Liqun. #SRA10

@SuperReturn: China is the undisputed powerhouse for global economy says Jin Liqun of the CIC. #SRA10

@HelenHChan: The West is 450 bn dollars short of capital and Asia is 115bn dollars long in capital, says Paul …

@SuperReturn: Melissa Ma of Asia Alternatives reports valuations are back to recent peaks #SRA10

@NorthusSuperreturn asia just started. Fascinating talk by jonathan anderson,ubs. Emerging markets are going to win

@Northus:  Good morning from SuperReturn Asia where UBS’s Jonathan Anderson and Paul Schulte of CCBI are crystal ball gazing on the economy. #SRA10

@SuperReturn: The West is 450 bn dollars short of capital and Asia is 115bn dollars long in capital, says Paul Schulte, China Construction Bank. #SRA10

@SuperReturn: Property boom in China is crucial to understanding the area says UBS’s Anderson. Property prices 135 per cent up over decade. #SRA10

@SuperReturn: The emerging world is growing at 7. 2 per cent says Jonathan Anderson of UBS and Asia will continue to for 5 to 7 years. #SRA10

@SuperReturnSara: Too much money chasing too few deals? Being discussed now at #Sra10

@Northus: Jin Liqun, CIC says it is still expected for capital to flow uphill from developing countries to developed #sra10

@HelenHChan: Jin Liqun of CIC says China’s #SWF seeks long term, risk adjusted returns #SRA10


Reuters - CIC to avoid defense, casino investments

China Investment Corp, China’s $300 billion sovereign fund, will stay clear of investing in defence, casino and alcohol-related sectors, a senior official told a private equity conference on Wednesday.

“We will not do anything that has a reputational risk for us,” CIC supervisory board Chairman Jin Liqun said in an address at the Super Return Asia 2010 conference. more here.

Reuters - Asia PE funds flush with cash, desperate for talent.

Asia’s private equity (PE) industry is sitting on a cash pile, estimated at $50 billion, but a shortage of experienced fund managers is a big worry for the sector.

A snap poll of about 250 PE experts at Super Return Asia 2010 conference showed that about 44 percent considered too much cash as the biggest risk to the industry, followed by absence of experienced fund managers. more here

Wall Street Journal - CIC among biggest investors in 3i Eur 1.2B growth fund

China Investment Corp., the country’s $300 billion sovereign-wealth fund, was one of the biggest third-party investors in 3i Group PLC’s (III.LN) EUR1.2 billion growth capital fund raised earlier this year, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. more here

Bloomberg - China’s foreign buyout investments slow on local competition

Foreign private-equity investment in China has slowed as competition from domestic funds pushed asset prices higher, said Antony Leung, chairman for Greater China at Blackstone Group LP.

Some local funds are more aggressive and tend to outbid overseas buyout firms, Leung said in an interview at the SuperReturn conference in Hong Kong today. The absence of a capital shortage and demands for higher valuations for assets also pose challenges to foreign private-equity funds, he said. more here

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