MBC & Bain Co. Discuss Private Equity & Venture Capital Trends in APAC and SEA

25 April 2023 – Bain & Company, a leading global management consulting firm, joined forces with Makati Business Club for an insightful discussion on the latest venture capital trends and strategies from the report on the private equity market. The event, which was held on April 25 and moderated by MBC Executive Director Francisco Alcuaz, provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing private equity in the region and the Philippines.

“We were thrilled to partner with Makati Business Club for this event,” remarked ​Patricia Buenaventura Nichol, Partner and Office Head of Bain Philippines. “We are the market leaders in private equity consulting and we have done the private equity report for over 10 years.”

During the discussion, Bain & Company’s Senior Partner Usman Akhtar shared their latest report on the Southeast Asian private equity market, providing valuable insights into the current landscape, as well as opportunities and challenges for investors. The session also highlighted sectors that have the most potential in the growing market, namely Energy Transition and Generative AI. Usman Akhtar expressed this sentiment, saying, “We picked these two because they are important at the moment – generative AI I think is going to be massive and so is energy transition.”

This event is just one of many initiatives by Bain Philippines to help businesses navigate the challenges and opportunities of the private equity market. Business leaders from different sectors had the opportunity to learn from experts on private equity and venture capital trends in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, gaining valuable knowledge on key areas of concern and the dynamics of the US-China decoupling.

Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm that advises some of the world’s leading businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations. With a deep commitment to delivering results and driving innovation, Bain & Company is focused on helping its clients achieve success in a rapidly changing business landscape.

For more information on this event or to learn more about Makati Business Club and Bain & Company, you may watch the recorded session