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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
ICCP SBI Venture Partners is a partnership between ICCP Venture Partners and SBI Holdings, operators of leading Venture Capital (VC) practices in the Philippines and Japan, respectively. ICCP Venture Partners (IVP) is the leading and longest-operating VC 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 VC funds tracked by Cambridge Associates. IVP is the VC arm of the Philippine-based conglomerate, ICCP Group of Companies, which has interests in investment banking, asset management, industrial estate development, township and community development, and exposition complex management. SBI Holdings (SBI) operates one of the largest VC & PE practices in Japan, and has offices throughout Southeast Asia. SBI was established in 1999, and is a listed Japanese financial services conglomerate (TYO:8473). SBI's business portfolio also includes asset management, securities brokerage, investment banking, insurance and biotechnology.
ICCP SBI Venture Partners provides early to expansion stage funding to companies in technology and traditional industries. Over the years, ICCP Venture Partners and SBI Holdings have been the chosen partners of high growth companies in enabling and providing cross-border linkages. Our combined portfolios have grown into the following vertical markets: Core Technology, Value-Added Services, Software, Cloud, Mobile, and Consumer Products & Services.
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 in the World is located in Glorietta Mall, Makati City. A 2nd store was launched recently in the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall and 3rd flagship store in Trinoma.
• Highlands Coffee, with 8 outlets as of mid-2016, and launching 26 new outlets 2nd half of 2016 in all Double Dragon Malls. Highlands Coffee is supported by founder Viet Thai International, and their partner Jollibee Foods Corporation.
• Kitaro, a Japanese restaurant chain with 8 restaurants across Metro Manila.
• Ipay, a Western Union direct agent with approximately 200 outlets under its franchise across the Philippines.
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.
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
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 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.