HKVCA Press Release

Industry Lobbying Pays Off In Hong Kong With Inclusion in Tax Exemption for Offshore PE Investments Announced in Budget Speech

28 February 2013, Hong Kong---The Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) today expressed its deep satisfaction with the statements made in relation to private equity in the budget speech delivered by the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Government, John Tsang, today, following discussions and lobbying on behalf of the industry.

In his speech, Tsang announced that private equity investments made in companies outside of Hong Kong would now qualify for the Profits Tax Exemption for Offshore Funds, an exemption which has been in place for over five years but up to now excluded investments in private companies, which had placed restrictions on the development of the local private equity industry.

HKVCA Chairman, David Pierce, explained, "The HKVCA represents the interests of the private equity and venture capital industry in Hong Kong and we had been in discussion with the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB) about the need for tax reforms in the treatment of private equity in Hong Kong. We are delighted with this outcome on behalf of all of our members and for Hong Kong's reputation as a world class financial services centre."

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Highlights of 9th Golf Day 2012


HKVCA Members are invited to join the next breakfast meeting to networking and information share.

 April 12, 2013 (Friday) New Date
 May 3, 2013 (Friday) Sponsor:

Time: 8:00 - 9:00am

Venue: Hong Kong Club

Full Members: Free of Charge 
Seats are limited and for members only

Wine Tasting

China Summit

HKVCA 12th China Private Equity Summit in June 11, 2013
N101, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (New Wing)

In the last few years, we have seen a boom in the domestic private equity/venture capital industry in China, followed by a sharp decline in 2012, in terms of the amount of funds raised, investments and divestments. Is the downturn cyclical, or are we seeing structural changes in the industry? How do PE/VC firms position themselves amid the changes?

Closer to Hong Kong, Qianhai is being developed as an experimental zone to spearhead financial reform, particularly in cross-border capital flows. A set of provisional measures on the establishment of private equity investment enterprises involving foreign capital has been promulgated. How do practitioners in Hong Kong take advantage of the Qianhai opportunity?

香港会议展览中心N101室 (新翼)



Some of the confirmed speakers:

Conrad Tsang, Baring Private Equity Asia 
Chris Leahy, Blackpeak Group
Alvin Li, CCB International
Jacob Chiu, FLAG Squadron Asia
Margaret Shao, Fortune Venture Capital
William Shen, Headland Capital
Zhongyi Zhao, Jiuding Capital
Thomas Chou, MoFo
Steve Wang, MUS Roosevelt Capital Partners
Jie Lian, Primavera Capital
Representative from Qianhai Authority
Chris Burch, Shenzhen Capital Group

Some of the confirmed topics:

  • How the government is looking to support private equity in China
  • The perspectives of Offshore Managers 离岸基金经理的观点
  • The perspectives of Domestic Managers 本土基金经理的观点
  • Capital Markets Development 资本市场发展
  • Ongoing Changes and Flux in Regulatory Regime 法规环境的更新  
  • Chinese Overseas Investments– Partnering with Private Equity
    放眼海外 – 联手私募股权投资

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Hong Kong Business Mission to Myanmar

Date: 4-9 March 2013
Venue: Myanmar
Organizer: HKTDC

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The CanChamHK Mining and Resource Investment Forum 2013

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013 (8:00am to 4:00pm)
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Private Equity International Asia Forum 2013

Date: 20-21 March 2013
Venue: Renaissance Harbour View, Hong Kong
Organizer:  Private Equity International

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The 3rd Annual SuperReturn China 2013

Date: 9-11 April 2013
Venue: JW Marriott Beijing
Organizer:  ICBI

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AVPN Annual Conference 2013

Date: 9 – 10 May 2013
Venue: Singapore Management University, Singapore
Tickets SGD300 (Early Bird tickets before 14 March 2013)/ SGD500 (Standard non-member tickets)

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Feb-March 2013
PE Fundamentals Course
8 March 2013
ESG Conference and Cocktail
22 March 2013
HKVCA 10th Annual Golf Day
8 April 2013
Luncheon Talk - Privatization of Chinese Companies in US
12 April 2013
Members Breakfast Meeting
15 April 2013
HKVCA 10th Wine Tasting Event
30 April 2013
Masterclass - Best Practice Board Governance in Asia / How to run an effective Board / Key responsibility in HK
11 June 2013
HKVCA 12th China PE Summit
News About Members

EMPEA Announces David Pierce Chair of Asia Council
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Full Members

Bravia Capital(Individual)
Represented by
Mr. Alex Downs

Asia Alternatives Advisor Hong Kong Ltd
Represented by
Ms. Rebecca Xu, Co-Founder & Managing Director and Mr. Akihiko Yasuda, Managing Director
Asia Alternatives is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional investors make investments in private equity across Asia. The firm is currently managing over $3 billion in Asia‐focused private equity funds‐of‐funds. Asia Alternatives invests with top performing private equity fund managers across Asia and has 30 professionals across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco.

Associate Members
Future Architect, Inc.
Represented by
Mr. Shinji Yamamoto, Executive Officer, Business Development
Future Architect, Inc. is the only IT company in Japan that fully stands on client’s side to offer both issue-based consulting services and comprehensive solutions by taking advantage of cutting edge information technologies. We believe in the value to “challenge together” with client as long-term strategist and executor.

Mourant Ozannes
Represented by
Mr. Paul Christopher, Managing Partner, Hong Kong
Mourant Ozannes is a leading offshore law firm with over 50 partners and 200 lawyers. We advise on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our Hong Kong office provides legal and corporate services to our venture capital and private equity industry clients throughout Asia.


HKVCA Private Equity Fundamentals Course 2013
February - March, 2013

The HKVCA's VC and PE Education course was held in February and March 2013. This comprehensive training course, covering six modules in 18 hours, was led by a top tier faculty of highly seasoned senior industry practitioners and experts engaged in years of deal-making, structuring, and value-creation in companies and exits. Instructors drew on their extensive real life experiences to illustrate their points.


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