Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia is one of the leading private equity investors in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1993, we invest primarily in highly structured minority investments and control buyouts in growth-oriented companies.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia specializes in privately negotiated minority investments in companies with substantial business operations in the Asia-Pacific region. We target fast growing businesses with strong brands, sustainable competitive advantages and proven track records of financial performance. On a selective basis, we also pursue control investments where we believe we can add significant value to the business. Our investment process is geared towards generating returns through intrinsic value creation, as opposed to employing excessive financial leverage or relying on continuously increasing public market values.
Our team invests across sectors, particularly in the areas of consumer products, industrial products, financial services, healthcare and telecom/technology. Companies based in China and Korea have received a significant percentage of the total dollars we have invested since 1993, but we actively seek geographic diversification within our portfolios and we have executed deals in most major countries in the region.
We take a hands-on approach to providing our portfolio companies with the assistance they need to continue to thrive within their markets. Our Investment Team devotes a significant amount of its time to working with management teams at the board level to advise, improve and support the execution of their business plans. Each Investment Team member leverages his or her skills to add value to portfolio companies by providing guidance on critical strategic and financing decisions, formulating and directing operating and growth strategies, raising and allocating capital and evaluating add-on acquisitions. The Investment Team also helps portfolio companies implement best practices by recruiting talented executives, designing appropriate incentive structures and establishing rigorous financial controls and governance systems. We believe that a proactive approach post-investment is a key driver of value creation, particularly in certain developing markets in Asia.
Since 1993, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia has been a major presence in the private equity market within the Asia-Pacific region. Our team consists of over 60 investment professionals who work from our offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Mumbai, and Bangkok. We have an established track record of working with portfolio companies to enhance their value as evidenced by our successful history of negotiating exits and generating returns for our Limited Partners.
We believe that our team’s association with Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm with a significant presence in the region, provides our portfolio companies with unparalleled access to industry experts, managerial talent, intellectual capital and operational resources to help them execute their business strategies.