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KPMG Presents: The China Series 2016 - Part 2: Private Equity Investment in China
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When: Monday, June 6th, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: KPMG Office
8/F Prince's Building
10 Chater Road
Hong Kong
Contact: Hannah Taylor

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KPMG Presents:
Private Equity Investment in China

The China Series 2016 - Part 2
This event is produced in collaboration with
CanCham's China Business Committee and Financial Services Committee
Date:         Monday, June 6th, 2016


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


KPMG Office ​
8/F Prince's Building            ​
10 Chater Road,            ​
Hong Kong

Members: HK$250 Non-Members: HK$350
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About the Event:

Private equity has become a significant alternative to capital markets for companies in China seeking capital.  The private equity landscape is maturing and opportunities for private equity firms to complete transactions are expanding rapidly.  However, competition for deals is becoming more intense and the regulatory framework more complex.  PE firms have historically relied on strong domestic growth and buoyant capital markets to generate their returns in China. They are are now finding that they have to work more proactively with their portfolio companies to build value. 

Chinese entrepreneurs who have built up successful manufacturing, service or property businesses over the years are looking for strategic investors to help grow their companies or preparing to exit as part of succession planning.  At the same time, tech ventures are attracting billions of dollars in third or fourth round/pre-IPO investments as PE firms scrambled for mega deals.  Trillions of dollars in investments have poured into China over the past decade and a home grown PE industry is building up, international PE firms used to be the favourite investors for the Chinese companies but in recent years find themselves competing for deals with regional players and Chinese firms offering both US$ and RMB funds. 

Take the opportunity to learn from and interact with Ms. Deborah Orida of CPPIB, Canada’s largest pension fund and Ms. Vivian Lam of RRJ Capital, Asia’s fastest growing PE firm on their China investment strategy, and Mr. Rupert Chamberlain, Partner and Head of Private Equity of KPMG China, who advises private equity investors on investments, divestments, and fund raising in China and across Asia.
About the Speakers:

Rupert Chamberlain
Partner and Head of Private Equity, KPMG China

Rupert joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1996 and since 1999 has been engaged in M&A advisory related work. Prior to working in Hong Kong he spent five years in the United Kingdom, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant . From 2007 to 2009, Rupert was based in Vietnam where he established and headed KPMG’s Financial Advisory Services practice, providing due diligence, corporate finance and forensic services.

He has extensive experience in advising on investments, divestments and fund raising in developing markets having worked predominantly on assignments helping multinationals, including private equity investors, invest in the PRC (China), Vietnam and across Asia in many industry sectors Including financial services, telecommunications and media, consumer and industrial markets)

He has lead a number M&A related advisory engagements, including:

Advising Affinity Private Equity in its acquisition of RT Sourcing, a Hong Kong based sourcing business

Advising a privately held Hong Kong based sourcing business on its disposal to Li & Fung

Advising a global trading house on its contemplated investment in a regional sourcing business

He has also led and project managed several complex cross border and multi-jurisdiction engagements including China outbound investments.

Deborah Orida
Managing Director, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Deborah leads CPPIB’s Relationship Investments program in Asia and Europe. Her team focuses on significant minority investments in public companies or soon-to-be public companies and has a portfolio valued at over C$3.9 billion.  Deborah is based in Hong Kong, where she has been located since August 2012.  Deborah has over 20 years of investing and capital markets experience. Prior to joining CPPIB, Deborah was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Toronto, where she advised management teams and boards on M&A and financing transactions.  Prior to Goldman Sachs, Deborah was a securities lawyer in Toronto.  Deborah is a Non-executive Director of HKBN Ltd. (SEHK: 1310), served on the Board of Directors of the Bridgepoint Health Foundation and was the Chair of Vitalhub Corp., a technology start-up company.
Deborah holds a MBA from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Laws and BA from Queen's University, Canada.


Vivian Lam
Managing Director, RRJ Capital

Vivian Lam joined RRJ Capital as a Managing Director in 2011. She is one of the founding team members.
With more than 10-year experience in private equity in Greater China,  Vivian has been involved in investments across a broad range of industries, including consumer, energy, healthcare, information technology services and industrials. In particular, she has been focusing on cross-border transactions, in the forms of significant minority investment, joint venture and majority buyout.  Through active portfolio management, she brings in strategic insights and visions, as well as, value-added contributions to the companies. Vivian served as director of the board for many of her invested companies including Golden Gup Pte. Ltd (Dunkin Donut China), Diamond Joy Ltd (Kingkow and Baby Kingdom) and eBao Tech.   She is also responsible to manage a few other listed portfolio companies such as CIFI (884.HK), hiSoft (NASDAQ:HSFT) and Asia Satellite (1135.HK) etc.
Prior to joining the RRJ, Vivian served as an Executive Director at GE Capital - Private Equity.   Vivian obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting & Finance) from The University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours. Vivian is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

About the Moderator:

Jennifer Zhu Scott
Partner, Radian Partners

Jennifer is the founding partner of Radian Partners, a progressive private investment firm. Prior to this, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters. She co-founded one of the first education companies in China and exited before moving to UK as a senior advisor to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust. She is a judge for New York Design Awards, London Design Awards and Asia / US Tech Design Awards, and an Academy Member of the Global Teacher Prize. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2013, Jennifer was honoured by WEF as a Young Global Leader. Jennifer holds BSc in Applied Mathematics in Sichuan University and MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on Private Equity / Venture Capital in China and was later on awarded as a Distinguished Alumni. In 2013, she was selected by WEF to attend programs on public policies at Yale University in 2013 and then at Harvard Kennedy School in 2016. Jennifer is a China Fellow of Aspen Institute and a permanent member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.



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