‘ShawKwei & Partners invests across Asia in the developed markets of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. These countries collectively are known as the “G2C” region (Greater Greater China). The firm Asia Private Equity Research recently completed a study that OPALESQUE ASIAN PRIVATE EQUITY ROUNDTABLE | 2019 showed the combined GDP of the G2C region was over USD $14 trillion in 2017 and had a population of 1.5 billion. The G2C markets are home to one of the largest pools of young people on the globe (those under 35). This bloc has also seen a surge of foreign direct investment with over $400 billion in recent years and will remain an embodiment of Asia’s most vibrant and affluent economies. The pan-Asia nature of our fund vs. single country approach provides a geographic diversification and capitalizes on our strength of managing diverse and complex businesses and supply chains. We have also invested across continents where Asia has a strategic focus. This allows us to drive strategic value through our presence, experience, and expertise in the region.
I am extremely bullish about the investment returns for Asia Private Equity in our mid-market space. The number of opportunities continues to grow and is significantly higher than in the large-cap space where the deals are far fewer.’
The above content was taken from Brian Lau, ShawKwei Partner, his wonderful introduction during the The Opalesque Asian Private Equity Roundtable 2019, sponsored by WTS Global, took place in Hong Kong.
The topics of potential interest discussed include:
- Why liquidity risks in private equity are greater in Asia than in the US and Europe
- Reliability of IRR versus DPI as a performance metric for Asian PE funds
- Opportunities for wealth creation from technology enable business models in China
- Standards of corporate governance in Asia
- Role of Artificial Intelligence in investment
Read the full transcript of the Opalesque Asian Private Equity Roundtable here