EMPEA Private Equity Masterclass | Hong Kong | Agenda


EMPEA Private Equity Masterclass

Thursday, 16 January 2020
Debevoise & Plimpton Offices | Hong Kong


10:30 – 11:00 | Masterclass Registration


11:00 – 11:05 | Opening Remarks

Vincent Chan, President and Board Member, HKVCA


11:05 – 12:00 | Learning From Experience – How Successful Fund Managers Navigate the Fundraising Cycle

  • Based on recent fundraising experience, what is the general state of the market?
  • How do managers structure their fundraising efforts from an organizational perspective?
  • What are the real costs of raising a fund? What are some strategies for making time on the road most cost-effective?
  • How can a manager make the most out of the in-person pitch? What can managers do to put their best foot forward in the diligence process?
  • What are common fundraising pitfalls and lessons learned the hard way?

Faculty Speakers & Presenters:

  • Vincent Chan, Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia, Samena Capital
  • Melissa Guzy, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • Philip Hu, Managing Director, Primavera Capital
  • Nathan Lee, Vice President and Head of IR, TR Capital

Moderator: Cate Ambrose, Chief Executive Officer, EMPEA


12:00 – 13:30 | Legal Strategies: Balancing GP Interests and Maintaining Competitive and Marketable Positioning to LPs

  • What are the key elements and stages of the documentation process and how does this process work?
  • What are the latest trends in private equity terms and conditions?
  • What are industry standard terms & conditions, and what areas should GPs focus on to craft ideal term sheets?
  • How should GPs show alignment of interests while still shaping profitable agreements?
  • Partnership negotiation strategies: when to be flexible and when to hold firm?

Faculty Firm & Presenters:

Gavin Anderson, Partner , Debevoise & Plimpton
Mai Shapiro, International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton


13:30 – 14:30 | Networking Lunch


14:30 – 15:45| PE Deals in Emerging Markets: Structuring and Governance Issues

  • How to structure PE deals in emerging markets? (i.e. common structuring drivers, structuring tools, tax aspects, investment treaties, common holding company jurisdictions, typical structures)

Faculty Firm & Presenters:

  • Wen-Wei Lai, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Philip Rohlik, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

15:45 – 16:00 | Networking Break

16:00 – 16:45 | ESG: The Need to Understand Ever-Growing LP Expectations

  • As LPs expect more of GPs when it comes to ESG, how does one develop an ESG mindset to show it can mitigate risk and protect one’s reputation?
  • What are the basics of an ESG policy, process, and reporting and how does a GP incorporate ESG throughout the investment process?
  • What tools exist in terms of developing an ESG framework?
  • How does one anticipate emerging ESG issues: diversity & inclusion, cybersecurity, and emerging environmental concerns?

Faculty Firm & Presenters:

  • David Katz, Director of Public Affairs for Asia Pacific, KKR
  • Steve Okun, ASEAN Representative, EMPEA

16:45 – 17:45 | LP Seminar – Sourcing and Securing LP Commitments

  • Evaluating a first time fund means largely assessing the team. What complementary skill sets are you looking for?
  • How important is having operational expertise within the GP to drive value in portfolio companies?
  • What characterizes the managers with which you’ve maintained relationships across multiple fund cycles? Beyond track record, what are you looking for in your core manager relationships?
  • In adding new managers, do you prefer best in class generalists or promising managers with specialist strategies?

Faculty Firm & Presenters:

  • Joe Chang, Principal, Fund Investments, AlpInvest Partners
  • Pamela Fung, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Dominic Goh, Principal, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited
  • Motoya Kitamura, Managing Director, HQ Capital
  • Raju Ruparelia, Managing Director, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Moderator: Rebecca Xu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Asia Alternatives


17:45 – 17:55 | The Perfect Pitch

*Advanced signup is required. Space is limited.
Learn how to craft the best pitch from our panel of judges as GP attendees present their two minute “elevator pitch” and gain on-the-spot feedback.

Faculty Firms & Presenters:

  • Joe Chang, Principal, Fund Investments, AlpInvest Partners
  • Pamela Fung, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Dominic Goh, Principal, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited
  • Motoya Kitamura, Managing Director, HQ Capital
  • Raju Ruparelia, Managing Director, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Moderator: Rebecca Xu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Asia Alternatives


17:55 – 18:00 | Closing Remarks


18:00 – 19:00 | EMPEA & HKVCA Members-Only Reception
Hosted with the generous support of Debevoise & Plimpton