Operational Excellence Award winners 2016: Asia-Pacific

Actis and Navis Capital among those picking up awards in this year’s list of the private equity companies doing the most to build better companies.

Private Equity International is delighted to announce the Asia-Pacific winners of the Operational Excellence Awards 2016, recognising those firms that have had the most transformative effect on portfolio companies during their period of ownership. 

Here are the Asia-Pacific winners in full:

Small cap: DRC Capital – PayDesign
A 'shrink-to-grow' policy paid dividends for DRC Capital when it acquired Tokyo-based electronic payment services company PayDesign.

Lower mid-market: Navis Capital Partners – Golden Foods Siam
Navis Capital Partners generated a 3.6x return when it sold one of Thailand’s largest chicken processors earlier this year.

Upper mid-market: NewQuest Capital Partners – China Hydroelectric Corporation
Adding operational value can be an acrimonious process, as NewQuest Capital Partners discovered.

Large cap: Actis – Plateno
Chinese hotel operator Plateno Hotel Group was transformed under Actis’s ownership.