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China Development Financial was established in 2001 following a share swap managed by China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB). Along with its key subsidiaries CDIB, KGI Bank and KGI Securities, CDF has enjoyed its leading position in the venture capital market and investment banking business in Taiwan.
China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB)
CDIB has long worked in close partnership with the Taiwanese government to support the nation's economic growth. It has not only made a significant contribution to the nation's economic and industrial development, but has also played the role as a pioneer among local investment banks. CDIB's principal investment business has long held the lead with over 30 percent of market share in Taiwan market. In recent years, CDIB has focused on the raising and management of private equity funds. In recent years, to coordinate with government policies to upgrade the financial industry, CDIB has been leveraging its strengths and experience accumulated over the years to actively engage in fundraising and management of private equity funds. CDIB is working toward its objective of becoming a world-class private equity fund manager based in the Asia-Pacific region.
CDF aims to become a reliable partner for clients by providing venture capital investments, commercial banking, and securities services, and take step towards becoming 'the most distinguished financial group among the world's Chinese-speaking population!".
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms of KPMG International. Our member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services through industry-focused, talented professionals who deliver value for the benefit of their clients and capital markets. We operate in 155 countries and have 174,000 professionals working in member firms around the world.
Our geographic coverage and professionals strive to provide the highest quality of local experience and service. Our clients receive flexible, responsive and consistent service worldwide.
KPMG Deal Advisory Limited is one of the market leaders in Taiwan offering a coordinated and integrated service, which helps both our middle market and private equity' clients with their strategic, deal and portfolio management issues.
FCC Partners - A Leading Boutique Merchant Bank
As leader in middle-market cross-border M&A in the Greater China, FCCP provides innovative investment and financing solutions to our clients
• Established in 2010, FCC Partners (FCCP) is a "boutique" merchant banking operation with offices in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. We are the leader in middle-market (U$30-500 million) cross-border M&A in Asia with proven track records throughout the Region
• With a team of experienced professional financial advisors across the Region, FCC Partners offers its expertise in cross-border M&A (mergers and acquisitions), private placement, IPO advisory, and specialized financial instruments such as Foreign Company Listing (F-IPO)、backdoor listing、as well as enterprise restructuring
• Our team of senior advisors provide innovative and sophisticated customized investment and financing solutions to our clients
QIC was founded by Alex Lee and is Taiwan's first independent, research-based capital market solution provider. The firm specializes in long-term shareholder value creation, AGM-related special event management, capital market and corporate finance solutions. QIC's client base includes public companies, money managers and special project managers. QIC's veteran team has years of experience in the Greater China capital market, a deep understanding of local market protocol and an extensive network of contacts to provide turnkey solutions for a variety of client needs.
Taishin International Bank - Merchant Banking Division:
Integrating the industry research and business team of the Bank we provide medium and large enterprise customers with domestic and cross-border nature of the ad hoc short-term bridging financing, mezzanine financing, acquisition finance, project finance and other structured finance services, and capital raising and financial advisory services. Through differentiation and value-added services to strengthen the Bank's competitiveness in the commercial banking market, our mission is to become the best merchant banking institutions of Taiwan. In cooperation with the Bank's establishment and development of Greater China, Japan and Southeast Asia network of overseas branches, we adopt the point, the ad hoc, face progressive development strategy to establish the Bank's focus on the market business development platform in the Asian region.
We provide services as follows:
1. Corporate Financial Advisory Services
2. Acquisitions Financing
3. Underwriting and Syndication Distributions
Since 1934 Latham & Watkins has served clients based on an ethic of hard work and a commitment to quality, values which continue to guide the firm today. From a beginning of three lawyers focused on labor and tax law, we have grown into a global full-service law firm.
Consistently ranked in the top tier by leading legal and business publications such as The American Lawyer, Financial Times, Mergermarket, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Asia Legal Business, we deliver advice and representation in almost any legal or geographic area important to clients' enterprises.
In handling some of the most significant and ground-breaking cross-border matters, we pride ourselves on our ability to field the appropriate team of experts for each client assignment.
■ Established as one of the world's premier, full-service business law firms
■ Leadership in M&A, capital markets, restructuring, tax, company representation and corporate finance, intellectual property, technology transactions, antitrust and competition law, complex litigation, employment and compensation and other essential areas of business law
■ Integrated client service worldwide - through a network of more than 2,200 lawyers around the globe
■ Office locations in the world's leading business and financial centers
■ Few firms can match the depth and breadth of our geographic platform and legal expertise
■ Latham offers innovative solutions to clients' most complex business and industry issues
Association of Family Offices in Asia (AFO) is a professional society in Asia distinctively gathers single, multi and virtual family offices as well as the industry societies in the region. AFO offers a range of consultancy services and organize activities to facilitate collaboration and co-investment among the prestige circle.
• Promote the industry and advocate members to practice the highest ethical standard and deliver customers with professional & reliable financial services.
• Encourage the practitioners to commit to continuous professional development training, thereby promote the industry to advance to the higher level of specialization
• Research with particular interests in the long-term development of the industry, regulatory policies & the effectiveness and the competition in Asia and in global arena.
• Support the constancy exchange among the practitioners practicing in the region and build the platform to enable the communication & networking among practitioners.
• Enhance the communication and engagement among family offices in the region and establish network for arranging club deals.
• Provide resources, education and consultation services for family offices in the region.
• Encourage all family members to become involved in the goal of developing and preserving family legacy through the instrument of the single family office.
• Support the industry to promote all-rounded services covering financial, succession management and corporate development to wealthy families and their family offices.
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors' interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has nearly 142,000 members in 154 countries and territories, including 135,000 CFA charterholders, and 147 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
The China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association ("CVCA"), incorporated in the middle of 2002, is a member-based trade organization. Currently CVCA has more than 150 regular member firms, which collectively manage over US$500 billion in venture capital and private equity funds. The regular member firms mainly including the Venture Capital and Private Equity funds investment organizations which focus on the market of venture Capital and Private Equity funds investment in the Greater China Region.
CVCA members help their portfolio companies enhance management expertise and create long-term value by drawing upon their rich knowledge of capital and business management, industry expertise, and experience of global markets. In China, CVCA members devote themselves to the following areas: promoting the transformation of economic growth methods and industry structure changes; facilitating the development and innovation of emerging strategic industries; generating financing channels and employment opportunities for business enterprises; enhancing management and operational capabilities and creating values; assisting Chinese enterprises with the creation of competitive brands to engender worldwide reputations. CVCA members' investments cover start-up stage, growth capital, late stage and merger & acquisition, which provides enterprises with invaluable support for every stage of their development.
To better demonstrate CVCA's members composition and to represent the private equity members in the Greater China region. November, 2010，China Venture Capital Association officially rename itself as China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
CVCA is incorporated in Hong Kong with a Beijing office and a shanghai office. CVCA also has liaison organizations in Hong Kong and Taiwan, facilitating local networking and communications. Funding for CVCA's activities comes from membership dues. CVCA's membership is open to all China-focused VC and PE firms and corporate investors, and it is also open to the related professional companies, which can join as members.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association is a not-for-profit association committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry by providing a forum for facilitating value-added communication, enhancing education in the asset class and promoting research and standards in the private equity industry. ILPA has over 240 institutional member organizations that collectively manage approximately $1 trillion of private equity assets. For a copy of the ILPA Private Equity Principles or for more information about ILPA, please visit ilpa.org.
Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (MAPECT), a non-profit organization, was established in Taipei on September 29th, 2009 by more than 70 industry professionals who recognized that Taiwan needed a dedicated organization solely devoted towards promoting M&A and private equity. MAPECT is an exclusive high-level advocacy platform dedicated towards promoting cross-strait investment activities by enhancing better industry-government relations, building an optimized regulatory framework for M&A and private equity deal-making, and leveraging resources provided by major private equity firms in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Our members include the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the Taiwan Insurance Institute, Credit Agricole, Citigroup, Deloitte & Touche, and other many other highly respected financial and private equity industry companies, as well as legal services and accounting firms.
MAPECT's mission is to facilitate cross-strait M&A and private equity activities and to offer its unique services to the global market. Our mandate to serve our clients as an "official" go-between the industry, government, and general public is why MAPECT is able to advance our membership's interests as an effective advocacy platform.
Named after Monte Jade, the highest mountain in Taiwan, the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association ("Monte Jade") was established by a group of high-tech Chinese-American executives and companies in Silicon Valley in 1990. Their initial driving force was to bring together the high-tech companies from the Bay Area and the other side of Pacific which crave entrepreneurship, business operation, management, investment, technologies and marketing and create their synergy respectively. After its inception, Chinese around the globe echo its vision and found their own local chapters. Then, a Global Monte Jade Association was formed to encompass all the local branches.
To respond to Monte Jade's entrepreneurial spirit of pursuing excellence and gazing far, Mr. Chao-Shiuan Liu made a daring call; Monte Jade Association (Taiwan) was formed on May 5, 2001 in Taipei. His vision is to establish a global knowledge-based platform focus on technologies, entrepreneurship, and investment affair for the Chinese community. It offers technology oriented activities such as forum, gathering, annual events, trainings and publications and exchange platform. It attracts the participation of global Chinese entrepreneurs; assist those mid-size companies in Taiwan to evolve thru new innovative technologies, management models and marketing packages. These will promote the overall competitiveness of industrial development in Taiwan.
Now Monte Jade (Taiwan) had grown to have 230 individual members, 100 corporate members and 3000 plus electronic supporters for the past ten years. They are mostly founders and corporate officers of large and midsized companies in Taiwan. Those members will receive a bi-monthly Monte Jade Newsletter publication and supporters will receive electronic mail of Monte Jade activities monthly. The board members of the Association are elected from those influential companies or organization heads by all the members. The chairmen are then chosen from the board members to head the board meeting, activity planning and budget allocation. The secretary office will be the operational arm to promote these assigned activities.
Since the introduction of venture business in Taiwan in 1984,the number of venture capital companies in Taiwan has reached 229 as of the end of 2014. These companies are subordinates to 89 management groups, managing nearly NTD$150 billion worth of funds. These companies have invested, internationally and domestically, more than 13,000 investment items, and the total invested amount has reached more than NTD$280 billion. Venture companies have contributed enormously to start-up businesses and economic development in Taiwan by helping more than 500 companies become listed.
Taiwan Venture Capital Association is now the information center for all venture enterprises in Taiwan. We not only provide our members international and domestic industry information, but also hold investment seminars and other events to introduce investment possibilities to our members. We have matched numerous venture companies with other enterprises and facilitated their cooperation. In addition, we help our members communicate with the government. We become the bridge between two parties by keeping close eyes on, participating in, and coordinating the changes in investment-related regulations.
After 60 years of rapidly Business development, most of Taiwanese Enterprises are coming to the stage of facing the challenges from Enterprise Transformation to Succession. In respect of those issues, "Taiwan Institute of Directors" established through the support from Taiwanese Entrepreneurs, Scholars, and most of the Family Enterprises.
At the moment, more than 250 core members are from the stock market listed Taiwanese Family Enterprises and Elite scholars from different academic areas had joined our institute.
The orientation of our institute is to become the ‘think tank' and the ‘chief of staff' for Directors and the Boards. Moreover, our goals are Omni-directionally improving the function for the Board of Directors. In concern of short-term and long-term subjects by oversee the objectives from both internal and external criteria of the Boards. Additionally, those issues do take accounts of global perspective, family governance and corporate and social responsibility management system.
Conclusively, this institute is coordinating closely with all of the parties from the domestic and foreign industries, government, science, and other relevant organizations with the Board of Directors. From side to side assisting family members inherit wealth through more than three generations. Certainly, the common goal for this institute is to assist perpetuating the enterprises, and create next Taiwanese golden generation for Taiwanese enterprises.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.
To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:
- Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
- Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
- Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives
For more information about SVCA, please visit: www.svca.org.sg
Washington Window International Consultants has been a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and crisis management consultant for large enterprises and TAIEX listed/OTC listed companies over the years, assisting foreign companies or companies with mainland-bound capital investments in legitimately investing in Taiwan, providing professional crisis management solutions for large enterprises, bridging communication between enterprises and government sectors, and establishing sound media interactions and relations. Our company as a well-experienced professional delegate of crisis management has achieved outstanding results in resolving events leading to a company management rights crisis.
I. Providing crisis management solutions for large enterprises.
II. Acting as a policy consultant for foreign companies and companies with Mainland capital-bound investments in Taiwan.
III. Bridging communication regarding policies of TAIEX listed and OTC listed companies and media relations.
IV. Acting as a consultant in company management rights related crisis management.
V. Acting as a consultant in M&A, listing, M&A related strategies and inquiries.
Founded in 1951, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) is a non-profit, non-partisan business organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international business in the Republic of China (Taiwan). With more than 1,000 members representing more than 500 companies and 24 committees advocating for various industry interests, AmCham speaks with collective authority on international business matters in every sector of the economy.
Asia Business Law Journal is a new bi-monthly magazine for in-house counsel with the responsibility for all or part of Asia. It clarifies the regulatory environments in all key Asian jurisdictions and arms its readers with the tools to seize opportunity, manage risk, implement effective legal solutions and identify the most capable external advisers. Asia Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia. email@example.com / www.vantageasia.com
mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com.