Upcoming Events



Female Leadership:
Key Challenges in the Fundraising Process

The discussion will be focused on key challenges female entrepreneurs encounter during the fundraising process and what we as investors can do to help them address those challenges. 

Allison Baum, Managing Director, Fresco Capital Advisors

Camille Tang, President, Co-Founder, Executive Member of the Board, ConvenientPower Group
Cat Purvis, Director and Co-Founder, Exicon
Linda Wu, Managing Director, Gowell Software
Diana Olteanu-Veerman, Co-president, 85Broads Hong Kong

Full speakers' bio can be downloaded here.

Co-hosted with:


Date: August 29, 2014 (Fri) 
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Latham & Watkins Board Room, 18/F, One Exchange Square,
8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
CPT:  1 point
Fee: Full Member (Corporate): One free pass per company
Associate Member/ Full Member (Additional pass): HK$200
Non-member: HK$400



Members Only Event

All members are encouraged to attend the 27th Annual General Meeting to elect the Board of Directors for the year 2014-2015 to lead the Association. 

Date: September 5, 2014 (Fri) 
12:00 – 12:30 AGM
12:30 – 14:00 Luncheon 
The China Club, 14/F, Old Bank of China,
1 Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong
Fee: Full Member (Corporate): One free pass per company
Full Member (Additional pass)/Associate Member/
Overseas Member and Individual Full Member : HK$450
(Lunch included)





Sponsored by:         


The real estate industry is an integral part of the economy in China and a significant contributor to its GDP. Its development has broad ramifications for many other industries in China, including banking, retail, and other sectors that have a land component in their business models. An understanding of the current state and future outlook of the real estate industry is indispensable to forming a view on the Chinese economy.

Interviewee: Christina Gaw, Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners
Interviewer: Jie Gong, Partner,Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP

Full speakers' bio can be downloaded here.

Date: September 15, 2014 (Mon) 
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
The China Club, 14/F, Old Bank of China,
1 Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong
CPT: 0.5 point
Fee: Full Member (Corporate): One free pass per company
Associate Member/ Full Member (Additional pass): HK$400
Non-member: HK$750




 Co-hosted with:


Supporting Organizations:

CPA Australia 
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Hong Kong Investor Relations Association 
The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts

CPT points: 3 (per module, except module 5), 1.5 (per case study or module 5)
(CPD will be accredited, subject to final approval from The Law Society of Hong Kong)

Certificate will be granted upon completion of each module.

Full speakers' bio can be downloaded here.

For more details, please visit here

*The above information is subject to change until final confirmation.


Members Only Event 

Sponsored by:

Date: October 10, 2014 (Fri) 
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
Venue: Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, HK
Fee: Full Member (Corporate): One free pass per company
                  Full Member (Additional pass)/ Associate Member: HK$250



    Sponsored by:     

Shanghai Free Trade Zone

General policies of Free Trade Zone
How to open and manage a Free Trade Account in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone
- allocation of administrative functions: SAFE vs. PBOC
- foreign exchange settlement of capital
- independent free trade account system

Outbound investment in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone
- why choose Shanghai FTZ?
- how to get on the 'fast track' in Shanghai FTZ
- first mover companies in Shanghai FTZ

Richard Guo, Partner, Fangda Partners
Ying Zhang, Counsel, Fangda Partners
Candy Tang, Counsel, Fangda Partners
Flora Qian, Counsel, Fangda Partners

Full speakers' bio can be downloaded here.

Date: October 21, 2014 (Tue)
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
The China Club, 14/F, Old Bank of China,
1 Bank Street, Central, HK
Full Member: One free pass per company
Full Member (additional pass)/Associate Member: HK$400
Non-member: HK$750 per person
(Lunch included)
CPT: 0.5 point




Sponsored by:     

Don't be mortified - Try Fortified!
Date: November 10, 2014 (Mon)
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue:             Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Theme:  Don’t be mortified - try fortified!
Full/Associate Member: HK$450 per person
Non-Member: HK$900 per person







New Members Welcome

Full Member


PAG was founded in 2002 and has grown to become one of Asia’s largest independent alternative investment management groups with US$11 billion in capital under management across private equity, real estate, and absolute returns. Our operations are supported by a robust infrastructure and commitment to best-in-class practices, risk management, governance, and transparency. PAG’s team of over 300 employees are located across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney, and we also have a presence in Seoul and Delhi.


Associate Member

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade and Investment has over 100 offices worldwide to promote UK exports and provides assistances to foreign investors to find investment opportunities in the UK, include but not limited to technology venture investment, infrastructure including energy, rail, water and port, urban regeneration. We also assist foreign companies to setup in the UK by providing free and confidential support. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world.


Overseas Associate Members


BMC Group is a leading global provider of legal, financial, medical / healthcare and corporate information management solutions bringing innovative secure technology, project management services, and claims administration expertise to organizations on a global scale. We are headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices across the US and operations centers in London, UK and Cebu, Philippines.


The Parthenon Group

As the leading advisor to the education sector globally, The Parthenon Group works closely with the largest organizations across sectors of education, as well as private equity firms seeking to invest into the education sector. The firm completes more than 150 education projects annually and has worked across 80 countries.



Research Corner

HKVCA Members are encouraged to support the EMPEA's FundLink

GPs active in emerging markets: ensure your fundraising and investment data is accurate in FundLink, EMPEA’s database of emerging markets PE and VC activity. Data from FundLink is used in various industry statistics and reports. To learn more, contact research@empea.net or +1.202.333.8171, or visit EMPEA.org.

For more detail, please find here http://empea.org/research/data-and-statistics/fundlink/ 


Industry News

Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient
Fri, August 15, 2014

(Tech In Asia by Josh Horwitz) - GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raised US$6.5 million in funding. Centurion Investment Management led the round, with several unnamed Singapore-based angel investors participating.


Hong Kong satellite firm Speedcast flat in Sydney debut
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

(Reuters) - Shares in Hong Kong satellite services firm Speedcast International Ltd were flat in their first day of trade on the Australian stock exchange after the company raised A$150 million in an initial public offering.


8 Securities raises $9M series B round, launches automated wealth management service
Sat, Aug 2, 2014

(Tech In Asia by David Corbin) - 8 Securities informed Tech in Asia today that it is in the process of closing a new series B round. The Hong-Kong based financial trading startup had previously targeted only US$5 million but changed the game plan in order to have enough funds to broaden their scope of marketing. 


Hong Kong Music App Jamn Raises US $300,000 in Seed Funding from Yat Siu of Outblaze and VC Firm Mind Fund
Fri, Aug 1, 2014

(StartUpsHK by Iris Leung) - MiQ, the Hong Kong startup behind novel music app Jamn, raises US $300,000 in seed funding.



KKR Releases New ESG Report and Global ESG Policy
Thurs, Jul 31, 2014

This report covers the 2013 calendar year, along with select forward-looking initiatives for 2014, and focuses on what we consider to be our most material ESG issue: how ESG considerations are integrated throughout our investment processes. During the past six years, three themes have proven consistently important: the power of private equity, the value of partnerships, and the benefits of focusing on performance.

Download the KKR 2013 ESG Report

Download the KKR ESG Asia Pacific Fact Sheet


Global PE Report and PE Valuation Guide
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Amid heightened competition and regulatory uncertainty, the private equity industry is exhibiting growing confidence and appetite for investment. A new study, Global Private Equity Outlook, which was jointly released by Duff & Phelps and Shearman & Sterling LLP and published in association with Mergermarket, underscores these conclusions and related key findings, including most active sectors, valuation trends, cross-border activity and regional deal flow.

Read Global Private Equity Outlook


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