BPEA fully transitions into EQT’s global name and brand identity
A year after the combination of EQT and BPEA, the private equity business line in Asia today rebrands as EQT and completes its transition into the firm’s global name and brand identity.
Going forward, BPEA EQT, will be known as “EQT Private Capital Asia” and operate side-by-side with the EQT Private Capital Europe & North America business segment, enabling the team to further leverage EQT’s global scale and brand recognition.
Jean Eric Salata, Chairman of EQT Asia and Founder of BPEA, continues to lead EQT Private Capital Asia alongside its partner group and investment committee team who have been with the firm for 16 and 22 years on average, respectively. Apart from aligning the name and brand with EQT, the organizational structure, governance and operational autonomy remain unchanged. Moreover, EQT Private Capital Asia’s existing investment committee and decision-making processes will continue as is, and the legacy BPEA name will be kept for the flagship fund series going forward.
2023 was a strong year for EQT Private Capital Asia with several landmark transactions across its core sectors, including the acquisitions of IMG Academy, Indira IVF, HDFC Credila, VetPartners, and Benesse, the merger of Tricor-Vistra, and exits of TRYT and Coforge, among others. Coming together as one has created one of the largest private markets platforms in Asia and provided additional scale and deeper sector expertise, enabling new types of investment opportunities and enhanced capabilities of attracting capital.
Guided by a thematic investment strategy and distinct sector focus, EQT Private Capital Asia seeks control and co-control equity investments across a spectrum from small to large-cap buyouts with equity checks ranging between USD 50m - 1bn. EQT Private Capital Asia operates side-by-side with EQT’s infrastructure and real estate business lines in Asia-Pacific, with a team consisting of more than 110 investment professionals based locally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney.
Today, EQT is the third largest private markets firm globally, including top three within private equity, top five within infrastructure, and top ten within real estate*. EQT Private Capital Asia is supported by the firm’s global platform, extensive network of Industrial Advisors, and in-house expert capabilities within sustainability and digitalization, including Motherbrain, EQT’s proprietary AI investment platform.
(*Based on raised capital in the last five years. Source: 2023 rankings by Private Equity International, Infrastructure Investor, Private Equity Real Estate).
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