|[April 19, 2012]
ChinaVenture's 2012 Annual Investment Conference to Be Held This Month in Shanghai
BEIJING --(Business Wire)--
Thorough changes are taking place in China's PE industry following an
explosive growth in 2011, as evidenced in the slowing pace of capital
deployments by PE funds amid weakening secondary markets and fewer IPOs
in the first two months of 2012. How can we continue to steer a steady
course through choppy waters, and usher in a new wave of booms going
forward? This is a question to be answered by each PE institution
operating in China. The upcoming 2012 Annual Investment
Conference,scheduled to be held on April 27, 2012 at Grand Hyatt
Shanghai, may present some valuable help for your well-informed
decisions. Apart from releasing the sixth set of VC/PE investment
rankings from the conference organizer ChinaVenture, a leading financial
information provider in China, at the grand event, survival logics,
dynamics and trends for the Chinese VC/PE sector in a changing ecosystem
will be discussed, and unique insights and enlightening opinions from
renowned investors and gurus will be shared with participants.
E-commerce Continues to Present a Booming Prospect
Triggered by financial tightening measures, E-commerce investment waves
have been ebbing down since the second half of 2011. Along with
capital-strapped E-commerce market sliding into a chilly winter,
investors once wild about the segment have already come back coolheaded,
slowing down their investment paces or scaling back on their capital
exposure in the sector. However, according to the 12th Five-year
Development Plan for E-commerce, the overall turnover during the same
period will double to more than RMB 18 trillion. This policy decision
will, without doubt, give huge incentives to investment growth in the
sector. As a result, despite cooling investment frenzy in the broad
Internet industry, the E-commerce segment will continue to present a
booming prospect in the near future.
According to the latest statistical data from ChinaVenture's CVSource,
266 disclosed VC/PE deals in Internet in 2011 invested a total amount of
USD 8.159 billion, posting a 44.6% and 218.5% rise respectively in deal
number and deal size. Of which, 116 deals in E-commerce segment
(including B2B, online shopping, online tourism booking, E-commerce
services, and online searches) invested a total amount of USD 5.353
billion, making up 43.6% and 65.6% of their respective totals for the
broad Internet sector.
With robust inherent vitalities and growing innovation capabilities,
E-commerce has ushered in a new era of intensive innovations and rapid
expansion. How should both entrepreneurs and investors adapt themselves
to the ever-changing ecosystem, and make a balanced tradeoff between
heightened risks and potential returns? Will a new wave of investment
booms in E-commerce be just around the corner? When will the broad
Internet market revive once again? How should we identify and take
advantage of potential investment opportunities arising from policy
incentives? Our honored guests and renowned investors will share their
insights into these hot topics with you at the gathering.
Consumpion Investments are Shifting to High-end Segments
A series of recent inbound acquisitions of local firms, such as Little
Sheep, Tjoy, Povos Group, Yinlu Foods, Hsu Fu Chi and Global Education,
showed that local consumption and related service sectors have drawn
high attention and interest from PE investors seeking for quick
financial gains, and presaged that PE investments has shifted away from
traditional manufacturing to high-end service sectors.
The enthusiasm of investors towards Consumption sector intensified in
2011 and hit the all-time high in October, with the searches for
consumption-related keywords during the second half of the year
accounting for 27.3% of the total tally of keyword searches in CVSource.
Another latest development is that Luxury Goods (including jewels and
diamonds) has already emerged as the most interested segment by
investors, with the searches for Luxury Goods-related keywords as a
percentage of the total tally of keyword searches for Consumption sector
in CVSource continuing to rise stably to 8.8% by now.
Growing consumption demands, highly fragmented markets, wide regional
disparities, fickle customer behaviors, and ever-changing market
dynamics - all these factors entail PE investors to make balanced
tradeoffs, and build up their highly targeted investment portfolios. How
to strike a balance among various conflicting factors? How to identify
disparities among different regions and market segments, and come out
with differentiation investment strategies? How to make your investment
tactics highly responsive to market dynamics and evolutional trends? You
may find answers to these questions at the upcoming investment
Healthcare Emerges as a New Investment Hotspot
A confluence of various factors, such as rapid economic growth, aging
population, and intensifying urbanization, has thrust the healthcare
sector into the era of rapid growth. Unique attributes, such as being
strong anti-cyclical, less vulnerable to economic fluctuations and low
investment risks, guaranteed increasing appeals of medical service
sector for PE investors, and deregulation policies have also released
massive growth potentials in the underdeveloped sector. Along with the
launch of new medical system reform initiatives, this sector is expected
to become a new hot spot for PE investments.
According to the statistics from ChinaVenture's CVSource, investments in
healthcare sector experienced a sustained, rapid growth during the
period of 2006-2010. 104 disclosed VC/PE deals in healthcare in 2011
invested a total amount of USD 1.91 billion, hitting record highs both
in deal number and investment amount. By the end of the February of
2012, this sector has already emerged as the largest destination for
VC/PE investments, grabbing as much as USD 278 million and making up
35.8% of the total annual investment for all sectors. However, promising
prospect always goes hand in hand with intensifying competition in it.
How should PE institutions tackle with changing market demands and
compete in an increasingly crowded market? How should they avoid and
respond to policy uncertainties? And how should they identify and adapt
to changes to the medicine distribution patterns? In-depth discussion
and unique insights from industry experts at the conference may help you
better understand the market trends.
The 2012 Annual Investment Conference,hosted by ChinaVenture Group and
scheduled to be held on April 27, 2012 at Grand Hyatt Shanghai, will
bring together top-class investors and entrepreneurs to deliberate upon
hottest topics in PE/VE industry. At the gathering, business elites and
renowned PE professionals, including Mr. Xinjun
Liang, CEO of Fosun, Mr. Andy Yan, Managing Partner of SAIF
Partners, Mr. Xiangshuang Shan, Chairman & President of CSM, Mr.
Zhanghong Hu, President of CCB International, and Mr. Hao Chen, Managing
Director of Legend Capital, will exchanges their opinions, share their
ideas and explore new trails for promoting PE/VC sector.
For more details, please visit: http://events.chinaventure.com.cn/2012sh-en/index.shtml
Created by ChinaVenture Group, CVSource is an online database system
providing professional information and data solutions, including
analysis of equity investment trends, records and analysis of
investments and M&A activities, industry research, company analysis,
analysis of funds and fund managers, breakdown of investment terms and
conditions and studies on regulations on fundraisings and investments.
CVSource is dedicated to provide information services to all players
active in the Chinese VC & PE market--VC/PE investment institutions,
limited partners, strategic investors, investment banks, law firms,
accounting firms, research institutes, consulting firms and domestic
companies seeking investors.
ChinaVenture Group is a leading research and consulting institute in
China providing investment advisory services to China-focused investment
banks and investment institutions, as well as 3rd party information
products and research & consulting services to domestic companies.
ChinaVenture also operates the largest media platform
(wwwChinaVenture.com.cn) focusing on China's VC/PE investment industry,
and hosts various investment-related conferences and forums each year.
ChinaVenture was founded in 2005 with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and
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