SEAVI (“South East Asia Venture Investment”) Advent is one of the first private equity and venture capital firms to operate in the Asia Pacific region. Since 1984, we have invested over US$500 million into more than 100 Asian companies, from early to late stage, as well as buyout and control transactions.

In Southeast Asia, we have successfully helped several of our portfolio companies strengthen their business positions through initial public offerings on the stock exchanges of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.

SEAVI Advent is the Asian affiliate of Advent International Corporation – one of the world’s largest and most experienced global private equity firms, based in Boston, USA, with US$10 billion under management and 15 offices and 10 affiliates in 22 countries.

Since its founding in 1984 by industry pioneer Peter A. Brooke, Advent International has invested in over 500 private companies in selected growth industries across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. These include 140 major Initial Public Offerings (IPO) on the major stock exchanges worldwide.

Our extensive local and regional experience, strong industry knowledge, deep local resources and international reach provide significant competitive advantages in the investment process, enabling us to help our portfolio companies grow aggressively and achieve high levels of success.

Our Organization

SEAVI Advent is present in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. We have six partners and seven other investment professionals, possessing relevant operating experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Our team in Asia has experience investing across all stages and structuring a wide range of transactions, including significant minority equity investments, minority or majority recapitalizations, mezzanine financing, leveraged transaction and management buyouts.

Relevant deal teams with professionals possessing the necessary geographic and industry knowledge are formed to pursue compelling investment opportunities. Our professionals often work together with their respective affiliated colleagues, sharing information on industry developments around the globe, drawing assistance and insights from industry-sector specialists on specific opportunities.

In this way, SEAVI Advent combines the advantages of specialization (tighter focus and deeper knowledge) with the benefits of scale (broader perspective and intellectual resources).

As a result, our deal teams, in collaboration with our corporate investors, are well qualified to assist portfolio companies with a range of technical, operational and financial matters.

Investment Focus

SEAVI Advent is committed to nurturing successful businesses in Asia particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. The awakening of China heralds a new dawn in Asia Pacific. With its recent entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) and successful bid to host the 2008 Olympics, China is poise to enjoy tremendous economic growth and improvements in social living standards within the near and medium term.

By end 2001, China has surpassed the United States as the world’s largest mobile market with more than 135 million users, and is still enjoying double-digit annual growth. Its huge base of quality yet low-cost technical human resources has attracted many large foreign manufacturers, creating a multiplier effect in the economic growth of numerous supporting industries and neighboring Hong Kong.

The corporate survivors of the 1997 Asian Crisis and the recent global downturn in Singapore and Malaysia are emerging stronger and better managed. These companies have weathered the storms by improving their corporate governance, expanding beyond their traditional markets and moving their businesses up the economic value chain. Stronger economic growth is anticipated in the near and medium term with the implementation of Free Trade agreements between South East Asia and China, and that of Singapore with Japan, United States and other countries.

Industry sectors within these markets are expected to offer exciting growth opportunities. Our investment focus will be on key industries that capitalize on our expertise and successes:

Business Services
Specialty Retailing
Telecom / Information Technology
Environmental Engineering
Clean Energy

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