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20 November 2014 | The Westin Taipei

As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.

Despite the new developments, market participants are still concerned about how these policies will actually be implemented. Uncertainties also remain in Taiwan's sustainability in growth, foreign trade policies and its progress of industrial reform. In addition, private equity players face an additional perception challenge as de-listing and buy-out activities are largely criticised by the general public.

This year's AVCJ Taiwan returns with 25+ industry leaders, government officials and corporate executives to discuss these pressing issues with you:

  • How competitive is the Taiwanese market for domestic and global investors? Which are the popular sectors that they can find decent returns, healthcare, bio-tech or TMT?
  • What are the next steps to be implemented to improve the transparency level in the deal approval process?
  • How will Taiwan cope with the requirements of TPP? What are private equity investors' expectations for Taiwan as part of the TPP?
  • As companies increasingly seek expansion, what are the developments in private equity backed M&A transactions locally? What are some of the limitation factors in market?
  • How is Taiwan positioned in LPs' allocation strategies? Will the bullish outlook increase commitments?

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"AVCJ Taiwan Forum provides a valuable platform for PE industry and professional service providers such as our firm to have in-depth dialog with Taiwan regulators for improvement of regulatory review process."

Jackie S. J. Lin, Partner, TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM

"I thoroughly enjoyed the event. It's always good to see old friends, meet new ones, and hear the vibs in the market. I look forward to next year!"

Peter Hsieh, President, CORTRONIC VENTURE CAPITAL

For press coverage of the event, please click here.

Keynotes

Shih-Chao Cho

Deputy Minister, MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Tien-Mu Huang

Vice Chairperson, FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY COMMISSION (FSC)

Shien-Quey Kao

Deputy Minister, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Nicky Lu

Chairman & CEO, ETRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Kurt Tong

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE...


Leading GPs and LPs confirmed are:

Joseph Chan

Partner, APPWORKS VENTURE

Chien-Yi Chang

Director, Research Division II, TAIWAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Ming Bin Chang

Deputy Director-General, INVESTMENT COMMISSION, MOEA

Cjin Cheng

EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence), 500 STARTUPS

James Cheng

Equity Partner, TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM

Richard Hsu

Managing Director, INTEL CAPITAL

CY Huang

President, FCC PARTNERS

Jack Huang

Chairman, TAIWAN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND PRIVATE EQUITY COUNCIL

Jang-Hwa Leu

Deputy Director General, Industrial Development Bureau, MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Janice Lin

Equity Partner, TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM

Calvin Lin

CEO, MACROWELL OMG DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

Haide Lui

Principal, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA) LIMITED

Steven R. Okun

Public Affairs Director, Asia Pacific, KKR

Gordon Shaw

Managing Director, Shanghai, BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA

Lai-Shou Su

Deputy Executive Secretary, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Weichou Su

Partner, STEPSTONE GROUP

Eric Sun

Senior Manager, Alternative Investments, NANSHAN LIFE INSURANCE

Sonia Sun

Partner, KPMG LAW FIRM

Paul Wang

Managing Partner, PACIFIC VENTURE PARTNERS

Bill Wiseman

Partner, MCKINSEY & COMPANY

Julian J. Wolhardt

Member & Regional Leader of China, KKR

Alex Ying

Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP

Brooke Zhou

Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Private Equity, LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS


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