Founded in 2006,
Asia Alternatives is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional
investors make investments in private equity across Asia. The Firm was founded by
Melissa Ma (former Director at Hellman & Friedman LLC), Laure Wang
(former General Partner of Pacific Venture Partners), and Rebecca Xu
(formerly a Senior Investment Officer leading Asia fund investing at the
International Finance Corporation).
With its research, investment and client service infrastructure
solely dedicated to Asia private equity fund investments; Asia Alternatives
seeks to be the "partner of choice" for global institutional
investors who desire to participate in the diverse and fast growing Asian
alternative investment markets.
A core part of Asia Alternatives' business model is a commitment to
have an open, transparent working partnership with investors to build their
Asia private equity programs. This includes helping to educate investors on
Asia, providing best-practice reporting and leading market research on Asia
private equity and ensuring dedicated, on-call investor service support.
The Firm offers investment programs that identify private equity
fund managers across the dynamic and growing markets of Asia. The Firm
diversifies its investment program by targeting private equity fund
managers in Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong), Japan,
Korea, South East Asia, Australia and India. By sub-asset class, the Firm
intends to seek opportunities across buyout, growth and expansion, venture
capital and special situation strategies.
The Asia Alternatives investment team leverages its local presence,
knowledge and experience to generate deal flow, gain a competitive edge in
transactions, and create value post-investment. Asia Alternatives'
currently has a team of 29 people across offices in Hong Kong, Beijing,
The firm is currently managing Asia Alternatives Capital Partners, L.P.
($515 million), Asia Alternatives Capital Partners II, L.P. ($950
million), Asia Alternatives Capital Partners III, L.P. ($908 million) and
other funds, all of which are Asia-focused private equity funds-of-funds.
The firm has over $3 billion in assets under discretionary management.