Environmental, Social and Governance: A Critical Lever for Private Equity Value Creation

Over the past 20 years, private equity investors have developed a broad set of tools to draw maximum value out of portfolio companies. The focus has shifted from financial engineering to driving topline growth, followed by operational transformation and, more recently, digitalization. Today, as the world’s attention turns to global issues around climate change, diversity and inclusion, and corporate governance, a new tool in that toolkit has emerged.

SVCA Research Report Repository

SVCA publishes exclusive research reports to further promote the development of PE and VC in the region.

Current Publications: 1) Southeast Asia PE & VC: Investment Activity May 2018, 2) SVCA ICO Report: Study & Commentary 3) SVCA 2019 Factsheet 4) PE/VC-backed Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Study & Industry Commentary 2020 5) *NEW* Southeast Asia Private Equity & Venture Capital - Resilience Amid COVID

Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA)

By Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA)

The VIMA set of documents provides a set of standardized documentation for use for seed rounds and early stage financings for the use of founders and investors alike. 

SVCA Advocacy White Paper Repository & Other Related Documents

The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) Advocacy Subcommittee's ongoing mission is to engage and interact with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and other relevant bodies. 

The Advocacy Subcommittee proactively drives changes to the regulatory and tax landscape in the interests of SVCA members and the broader industry. 

The future of fund technology

Nearly two-thirds of private capital funds plan to invest more in technology in the next five years – but where will these investments go? And who will be the pioneers? This report explores this challenge, and more.

SVCA & Preqin Factsheet and Preqin Publications– ASEAN Private Equity Deal Activity

Preqin has published its first Preqin Markets In Focus: Private Equity & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia in September 2019.

SVCA and Preqin provided an Annual Update on the ASEAN Private Equity fundraising and deals sectors using data from Preqin’s Private Equity Online. Key Trends and Investments in Southeast Asia are...

Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report

SVCA and Bain co-hosts our annual lunch event on "Private Equity & Venture Capital Trends in Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia" which includes latest findings on the Asia-Pacific and SE Asia markets, key industry trends in the last year, and assess priorities for the years ahead.


Singapore Stewardship Principles – SVCA and SAC

The Stewardship Principles aim, by articulating the core behaviour and actions associated with investor stewardship, to enable investors to be active and responsible shareholders. They provide a view on the activities and functions that stewards should carry out, and how these should relate to the boards and management of investee companies.

Finding value in PE markets - Market insight report

TMF Group – in partnership with Private Equity Wire – examines the global private equity trends and challenges investors face today. Featuring regional commentary, and analysis on ESG and technology in PE, TMF Group executives share their insight on the current global private equity landscape. This report, spanning Asia, Europe, Australasia and the Americas, is essential reading for both GPs and LPs alike.

Transaction Trail

A look at mergers, acquisitions, private equity/ venture capital deals and initial public offerings in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia...

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Guides

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.

PEI - The Responsible Investment Special 2019

What LPs really want from GPs
5 key questions for impact investors
USS: Climate change is top priority
Huge strides: 10 years of ESG
Why diversity matters for AP6
...and more

Moving toward gender balance in private equity and venture capital

Women are significantly underrepresented among the investment decision-makers at private equity and venture capital firms, as well as in the leadership of companies that receive this investment capital. Women hold only 10 percent of all senior positions in private equity and venture capital firms globally, and women-led enterprises collected less than 3 percent of global venture capital in 2017 (Preqin 2017; Zarya, 2018).

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

The Global Impact Investing Network, together with Intellecap, published The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia, a comprehensive analysis of impact investing activity in the region between 2007 and 2017. The report finds that Southeast Asia’s impact investing ecosystem has developed significantly over the last decade, with USD 904 million deployed to the region by private impact investors (PIIs) and around USD 11.2 billion deployed by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) since 2007. Findings draw on primary research conducted with over 100 stakeholders, a thorough review of existing research, and aggregate analysis of 514 impact deals.

IPEV Reporting Guidelines

The International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) Guidelines (‘Valuation Guidelines’) set out recommendations, intended to represent current best practice, on the valuation of Private Capital Investments. The term “Private Capital” is used in these Valuation Guidelines in a broad sense to include privately held (i.e., unlisted) Investments in early stage ventures, management buyouts, management buyins, infrastructure, credit and similar Investments and Investments in Funds making such Investments.

Spotlight Asia: Kroll M&A Newsletter

More than two years since its inception, India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) is proving to be more than just another acronym in a series of past failures by Indian regulators to create a viable restructuring mechanism in the country. Since May 2016, some 900 companies have been referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the list of companies going through the IBC restructuring and insolvency process – starting with the so-called "dirty dozen+"...