NewQuest Capital Partners
NewQuest is the leading secondaries private equity platform focused on the Asia-Pacific region.
We specialize in providing alternative liquidity solutions to private equity asset owners on a direct and indirect basis. We acquire private equity positions directly through portfolio and single asset transactions and can also partner with incumbant managers to provide liquidity to limited partners. Our transactions are highly tailored in order to address particular objectives of sellers as well as the needs of the incumbant managers and underlying portfolio companies. Working with NewQuest provides a discreet solution, smooth transition, and continued value creation for all stakeholders.
NewQuest was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian Private Equity team. NewQuest currently manages three funds with aggregate capital commitments of over US$1.25 billion.
NewQuest is registered with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
NewQuest focuses on two types of secondary transactions:
- Direct Solutions and Fund Solutions
NewQuest has among the deepest experience in secondary situations in Asia having acquired secondary positions in over 50 companies over the past five years.
We take a fundamental approach to assessing and valuing investment opportunities. We are long-term investors who are committed to creating a sustainable alternative liquidity path for investment teams and limited partners in a transparent and trust-building manner. We endeavor to develop long-term relationships with all stakeholders involved.
Asia's private equity market has grown rapidly over the past decade with over US$300 billion of capital raised through 2010 and over US$200 billion deployed in traditional growth capital and buy-out situations throughout the region.
Of the US$200 billion in capital deployed, it is estimated that approximately one half of that has been returned to investors to date -- about one quarter (US$50 billion) in the form of principal and another quarter (US$50 billion) in the form of capital gains. Accordingly, there remains approximately US$150 billion worth of un-exited private equity investments in the Asia region. This equates to about 5,000 individual positions held by private equity/VC firms, hedge funds, investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, and family / corporate offices.
While a large portion of these 5,000 un-exited positions will be held indefinitely as investors seek to maximize value, a significant portion will be divested as investors seek liquidity to return capital their stakeholders.
It is on this large untapped market that NewQuest will focus. NewQuest will help investors monetize their existing positions and partner with company management to assist them in achieving their operational and strategic objectives - creating value for all stakeholders.
The NewQuest team has a unique set of skills to execute this strategy having managed over 75 direct secondary positions - exiting about half of those situations.
The NewQuest team is comprised of professionals who have been working together for ten years making, managing, and divesting private equity investments across Asia.
NewQuest manages a diversified portfolio of private equity investments across the Asia-Pacific Region. Portfolio companies operate in a wide range of sectors - clean energy; telecom, media and technology; financial services; healthcare; consumer; industrials; and logistics.
Representative investments include:
NewQuest is committed to and active in incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards into our investment and portfolio management processes. NewQuest seeks to be a leader in the Asian private equity market on managing ESG and aims to set an example for other fund managers in the region. We are an active signatory to UNPRI and have adopted an ESG policy based on international standards. NewQuest is also actively involved in various charitable and volunteer activities in Hong Kong and around the Asia-Pacific region.
Hong Kong Office
29/F Prosperity Tower
39 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3905 3600
Fax: +852 2185 7300
Room 1503, Tower C, Yintai Centre
2 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100022
Phone: +86 10 6563 7076