• JP Gan & Nisa Leung win "2017 AVCJ VC Professional of the Year"
  • Dec. 01,2017 AVCJ


    As the industry's premier information source, the Asian Venture Capital Journaltasks itself with highlighting the firms, professionals, investments, exits andfundraises that are a cut above the rest. At mid Nov 2017, the 17th AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards was announced.

    Nisa Leung made the acceptance speech at the awards ceremoney.


    JP Gan and Nisa Leung, the Managing Partners from Qiming Venture Partners both wonthe honor of “2017 Venture Capital Professional of the Year”. It’s really a highand unique recognition of JP and Nisa’s contributions in the industry but alsoa great honor to Qiming.



    The Awards have become the highest distinction that can be achieved in privateequity in Asia, and a showcase for first-class innovation, ingenuity andperformance. They are also unique in the region in how they are distributed -relying primarily on nominations and votes cast by Asia's entire private equityand venture capital community, but with contributions from a select panel ofindustry judges as well as the AVCJ Editorial Board. To be selected as a winneris to be truly acknowledged as preeminent.

    To mark the 30th anniversary of the Asian Venture CapitalJournal, this year's Awards features an additional element: recognition for theleading investment from each decade in which AVCJ has been active. Thenomination and voting processes are the same as for other categories. This isan opportunity to reflect on how private equity has evolved in Asia and toidentify some of the deals that have helped put the industry where it is today.

    Below is the full list of the 2017 AVCJ Private Equity &Venture Capital Awards.



    2017 Winners

    • Fundraising of the Year – Venture Capital: LAV Biosciences Fund IV (Lilly Asia Ventures)

    • Fundraising of the Year – Mid Cap: Kedaara Capital Fund II (Kedaara Capital)

    • Fundraising of the Year – Large Cap: KKR Asian Fund III (KKR)

    • Deal of the Year – Early Stage Technology: Beijing SenseTime (CDH Investments/Dalian Wanda Group/IDG Capital)

    • Deal of the Year – Late Stage Technology: Ofo (Atomico/CITIC Private Equity/Coatue Management/Didi Chuxing/DST Global/Macrolink Group/Matrix Partners China)

    • Deal of the Year – Mid Cap: Press & Converting (VIG Partners)

    • Deal of the Year – Large Cap: Yingde Gases (PAG Asia Capital)

    • Exit of the Year – IPO: Au Small Finance Bank (ChrysCapital/IFC/Kedaara Capital/Warburg Pincus)

    • Exit of the Year – Mid Cap: Riraku (Advantage Partners)

    • Exit of the Year – Large Cap: Universal Studios Japan (Goldman Sachs/MBK Partners/Owl Creek Asset Management/PAG Asia Capital)

    • Venture Capital Professional of the Year: JP Gan & Nisa Leung (Qiming Venture Partners)

    • Private Equity Professional of the Year: Yichen Zhang (CITIC Capital)

    • Operational Value Add: Great Southern Rail (Allegro Funds)

    • Firm of the Year: KKR

    • AVCJ Special Achievement: Victor Fung

    • AVCJ 30th Anniversary Awards - Investment of the 1980s: Acer (H&Q Asia Pacific)

    • AVCJ 30th Anniversary Awards - Investment of the 1990s: Korea First Bank (Newbridge Capital)

    • AVCJ 30th Anniversary Awards - Investment of the 2000s: Oriental Brewery (Affinity Equity Partners/KKR)


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