Asia PE-VC Summit 2019 begins today

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

The go-to event for private equity, venture capital and startup executives in Southeast Asia is here. We kick off the fourth edition of the Asia PE-VC Summit on Tuesday and have lined up two exciting and action-packed days for our attendees this year.

We will begin the first day with highlights from our 2019 State of the Ecosystem report, including updates on deals and investments in the year so far, the updated unicorn list (and who could join them next) as well as trends emerging and catching on in Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem.

The first session of the day will be ARA Asset Management co-founder and group CEO John Lim in conversation with Warburg Pincus managing director and Southeast Asia head Jeffrey Perlman. Lim will talk about the growing global ambitions of ARA, which manages more than S$83 billion in gross assets along with its associates across more than 100 cities in 23 countries.

Through the course of the day, we will hear from both general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) on how they are seeing the PE space evolve in the region — the opportunities and the challenges — as well as their own changing relationship with each other.

Join us for candid fireside chats with Southeast Asia-based private equity firms Creador and Asia Partners as well as India’s Everstone Group on its journey so far and its Southeast Asia plans. With panels on topics ranging from an impending market correction to a likely opportunity in special situations investing, we have you covered on all that’s trending in the market.

Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup Grab’s co-founder Tan Hooi Ling will deliver our evening keynote address on the firm’s super app strategy and all that goes on in building one.

Ending the day on a high note — before networking over cocktails can begin — would be L Catterton Asia chairman and managing partner Ravi Thakran who will talk about the opportunity for PE to help Asia produce global consumer brands.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.