In 2020, PE/VC market in China has entered a period of adjustment. Affected by the pressure on the ‘raise’ side, investments have slowed down. Investment institutions have returned to rationality.
On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation.
During the World Innovators Meet, the WIM Committee will release the annual blockbuster WIA list, the World Innovation Awards, based on our annual industry and investment research findings, together with a series of research reports.
In 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic caught us all off guard and disrupted the economic rhythms throughout the world. Simultaneously, with the strict supervision of the private fund industry, for VC/PE investment Institutions 2020 may yet prove to be an important watershed for the entire industry. Beyond the pain and disruption, some positive transformations may be perceived taking shape.
According to the latest monthly report on registration of private fund managers and filing of private fund products（Aug. 2020）issued by Amac, as of the end of August 2020, the total scale of private equity funds in China had reached 15.02 trillion, compared with the 789 million in 2004 – an increased by tens of thousands of times in 16 years. However, the ‘Capital winter’ has not yet left, and the private equity market in China was significantly affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in the first half of 2020.
In the first half of 2020, the private equity market raised 4318.40 million yuan, a decrease of 29.5% compared with the same period last year. There were 2865 investment cases, decreasing 32.8% compared with the same period last year. The investment amount was 2669.25 million yuan, decreasing 21.5% comparing with the same period last year. The competition among institutions accelerated, the market entered a period of adjustment and returned to value investment.
In this context, EqualOcean will announce awards for investment institutions in 3 directions in WIM 2020: China's Top 10 Post-Investment Service Providers in 2020, China’s Top 10 State-Affiliated Funds in 2020 and China’s Top 10 Investment Institutions in Various Segments.
In 2020, for most investment institutions, among the 4 parts – ‘raise, invest, manage and withdraw’ – the most effort was put into ‘manage.’ Based on this, as the sponsor of WIM 2020, EqualOcean will announce China's Top 10 Post-Investment Service Providers in 2020. We believe that post investment services are the core competitiveness of investment institutions.
Taking a unique approach to recognizing brilliance, the WIM2020 committee will evaluate the candidates from 3 angles: first, we will interview the person in charge of each institution to understand the approach of post investment services; secondly, we will invite 100 investors / post investment service principals from various institutions to score and recommend groups; thirdly, we will investigate the opinions of entrepreneurs from ‘the Rising Tech Stars 2020: China's 100.’ Based on the evaluation of three aspects above, we will select the winning investment institutions.
In recent years, the place of state-affiliated funds in the market has become increasingly prominent. Meanwhile, the distribution mode of industrial development funds supported by government has been changed from allocation to investment, and various departments rapidly set up industry funds. The state-affiliated funds have entered into an era of rapid development.
Although the pace of establishment and availability of state-affiliated funds have slowed down in 2020, the state-affiliated funds have become one of the most important LPs in China’s equity investment market, with an upward trend. In the newly established state-affiliated funds in the first half of 2020, the investment fields focused on emerging industries, medical care, ecological value, poverty alleviation, and talent development. According to the development of the state-affiliated funds in 2020, EqualOcean will release the " China’s Top 10 State-Affiliated Funds in 2020" at WIM 2020.
EqualOcean has been taking the index of the industrial segments as the most crucial means of analyzing the whole; our analysts have a deep understanding of each sub-industry. According to the industry’s development in 2020, WIM 2020 will release awards for the best investment institutions in the fields of High-Tech, New Consumption, Mobility, Industrial Internet, Healthcare, Real Estate and Fintech.
Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.
The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, WIA are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.
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