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KPMG International is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG has more than 174,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 155 countries worldwide.
KPMG professionals understand what clients need to navigate through today's business, regulatory, social and economic complexity. That is because - every day - people from KPMG focus on the needs of member firm clients. KPMG carefully assesses exactly what clients require to achieve their objectives and then work across the globe to deploy the right skills and the right experience to help meet their unique requirements.
KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG RGM&Co.) is the Philippine member firm of KPMG International. It is one of the fastest-growing practices in the Philippines and among the KPMG practices in the Asia Pacific region. It has significantly increased its market share in auditing the top 1,000 corporations according to Business World*. It has been recognized as a Tier 1 tax practice**, Tier 1 transfer pricing practice***, and Tier 1 leading tax transactional firm**** and National Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year in the Philippines by the International Tax Review. It was also recognized as the Best Consultancy and Advisory Firm in the Philippines by the International Alternative Investment Review in 2012.
KPMG RGM&Co. adopts a global approach spanning professional disciplines, industry sectors and national borders. It takes pride in imparting knowledge that adds value to its clients' businesses. The diverse public and private sector backgrounds of the partners and principals, coupled with their extensive training, and backed up by the wide knowledge resources and network of KPMG professionals, allow the firm to give real-world solutions to its clients' increasingly complex business and regulatory issues.
*Business World Top 1,000 Corporations 2015
** International Tax Review's World Tax 2016 Guide
*** International Tax Review 2016
**** International Tax Review 2014
BPI Capital Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the oldest bank in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia and currently one of the largest, best capitalized universal banks with a complete set of financial products in the country. As the leading transaction advisor, credit sponsor, and financing originator, BPI Capital is the trusted financial partner to the most respected names with their most important financial transactions in the Philippines.
As a multifaceted boutique investment banking firm, we are able to provide full-service corporate finance and capital markets advisory services. Our client-focused solutions include debt and equity underwriting, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate restructuring, securities distribution, securities trading, merchant banking, loan syndication, and strategic legal advisory. BPI Capital consists of professionals with significant local and international experience. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge, extensive corporate finance experience and sharp understanding of the markets allowing us to assume the most meticulous and demanding investment banking assignments.
ICCP SBI Venture Partners is a partnership between ICCP Venture Partners and SBI Holdings, operators of leading VC practices in the Philippines and Japan, respectively. The joint venture leverages on the combined track record, capabilities, and extensive networks in Silicon Valley, Philippines and Japan to access quality deal flow, provide portfolio management support and guidance, introduce future funding resources for portfolio companies, and realize exits. The firm is looking to invest in high-growth companies that could benefit from cross-border linkages and access to broader markets with a focus on Cloud, Security, Consumer, Healthcare, Fintech, and Robotics & Artificial Intelligence.
ICCP Venture Partners (IVP) is the leading and longest-operating venture capital firm in the Philippines with offices in Manila and Silicon Valley. Since its establishment in 1997, IVP has consistently executed its transpacific investment strategy over five funds, which have performed in the top quartile of US venture capital funds tracked by Cambridge Associates. IVP is the venture capital arm of the ICCP Group of Companies, which has interests in investment banking, asset management, industrial estate development, township development, and exposition complex management.
Established in 1999, SBI Holdings (SBI) is one of the largest venture capital and private equity practices in Japan and has eight offices across Southeast Asia. SBI (TYO: 8473) is a leading financial conglomerate listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. SBI has developed a strong track record of linking the rest of the world with Asia, facilitating the localization and expansion of numerous foreign technologies into the region. The SBI Group's business units also include asset management, securities brokerage, investment banking, insurance, and biotechnology.
IP Ventures Inc. ("IPVI") is a leading investor and operator of Technology, Media and Telecom ("TMT") businesses in the Philippines and Southeast Asia with over US$ 100 million in investments and deals. IPVI has listed 3 companies on the Philippine Stock Exchange, and has had joint-ventures and co-investments with PCCW, Tencent, GMA7, Philippine Star group and Kennet Partners.
IPVI has started and built into market leading positions businesses in online games (Egames and Level-up), Internet Data Center (IP-Converge), Business process outsourcing (PCCW Teleservices), cybersecurity (Prolexic) and payments.
In the retail sector, IPVI's retail brands include:
• Netopia, the leading internet chain in the country with 67 stores and over 5,000 sqm of prime retail space in the malls. Netopia has almost 500,000 customer visits per month.
• NBA Store, the largest NBA Store outside the USA is located in Glorietta Mall, Makati City. NBA Stores have also opened in Megamall, Trinoma and Cebu.
• Highlands Coffee, with over 25 outlets located primarily in Double Dragon Malls. Highlands Coffee is supported by founder Viet Thai International, and their partner Jollibee Foods Corporation.
• Ipay, a Western Union direct agent with approximately 200 outlets under its franchise across the Philippines. Ipay also has a joint-venture with MYEG (listed company in Malaysia, best under a billion) for e-governance.
Kickstart Ventures is the Philippines' most active Corporate Venture Capital firm, focused on early- to growth-stage digital startups. Kickstart is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, and a member of Innov8 Sparks, backed by SingTel and the Ayala Corporation.
It is the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce's objective to become a highly effective organization that visibly supports and promotes business relationships between the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Thus, we are proud to be recognized as one of the oldest and most active Chambers in the country. With constant communication with our members and affiliate organizations in the government and public sector, we hope to develop and maintain a strong partnership and cooperation with people and industries that are instrumental in the growth and promotion of the economy, businesses and trade.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization. As EMPEA celebrates our 10th anniversary in 2014, we have over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA's belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences and events, networking, education and general and regulatory advocacy. For more information, visit www.empea.org.
The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., internationally known as AHK Philippinen, is the official representation of German industry and trade in the Philippines. GPCCI promotes bilateral trade and supports the market entry of German companies. The Chamber organizes business delegations and makes use of its extensive business network to connect German companies with local partners.
With 270 Members, GPCCI upholds its commitment to serve as a platform for the German-Filipino business community, regularly organizing economic forums and networking events.
The Chamber advocates for a progressive economic development, particularly in the sectors Renewable Energy, Maritime, and SMEs. Through the Dual Training Project, GPCCI introduces elements of German-style vocational training in the Philippines.
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
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. Our Mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members.
The association strives to promote the professional development of the industry as well as facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members. The association also acts as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE and builds linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region.
For more information about SVCA, please visit: www.svca.org.sg
The Young Entrepreneurs Society Philippines (YES) is an organization of young entrepreneurs who share a common passion for excellence in business and professional growth. YES Philippines was established to educate, promote, encourage, network, and develop aspiring and successful entrepreneurs. Through a series of engagements with successful business owners and executives, learning events, mentorship and networking opportunities, members of the society learn the crucial elements necessary to become successful entrepreneurs.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org / www.vantageasia.com
BusinessWorld has taken the evolution of print media in stride. We have evolved to become the premier business news and information provider to the country's industry movers and decision makers.
BusinessWorld newspaper contains regular, weekly and special sections to cater to it's reader's need for significant news and information from diverse industries and sectors. BusinessWorld Online (www.bworldonline.com), the electronic version of the newspaper, maintains a niche class of readers. BusinessWorld Online readers represent the more technologically inclined users of BusinessWorld products and services.
BusinessWorld is poised to take on the next phase of print media evolution. The future will see us in continuos pursuit of new projects - introducing new publications, forgoing strategic partnerships and giving our readers total business solutions.
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 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.
Unquote is a dedicated private equity intelligence service based in Europe. Unquote fully researches all deals, funds and exits within the market and fully verifies the information directly with private equity deal-doers, fund managers, institutional investors and advisory communities.