About Us

Our Approach

The Fund makes private equity investments in equity or equity-linked securities in mid-small companies in the ASEAN region and across all industries.

We favour opportunities where we can contribute to the growth of the company – this can be by way of bringing in Japanese synergies such as co-investments, business alliances and exit to Japanese strategics; and/ or utilising the network of our diversified ASEAN team to facilitate company’s growth beyond their domestic markets and into others parts of the region.

 

Geography

The Fund targets core ASEAN Region, which includes Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines; and also Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos on an opportunistic basis. 

 

Investment Style

Primarily growth capital and minority stake investments.  Opportunistically, we will consider buyouts, PIPEs, turnaround and mezzanine investments. Our typical cheque size is USD 10 million to USD 30 million, with preferred investment holding period of 3 to 5 years.  Exit strategies include trade sale, IPO and buy-back.

 

Value Proposotion

  • Seasoned team of local investment professionals covering key priority markets in the region.
  • Decision-making by Investment Committee with majority control by on-the-ground professionals with fingers firmly on the pulse of the market.  We are able to decide on and execute deals in a timely and responsive manner. 
  • Access to Japanese market crucial for establishing win-win alliances for portfolio companies and as an exit avenue; further augmented by our ability to leverage the larger Mizuho network.
  • Broader ASEAN mandate and our diversified team composition give an ASEAN angle that facilitates collaborative expansion by portfolio companies into other markets within the region.
  • Flexibility in investment mandate to invest in various parts of the capital structure (equity, mezzanine debt) and special situations (turn-around, PIPE) – allows us to adopt appropriate investment structure for different country/ market.