IPV Capital’s Private Equity effort focuses on acquisitions of mid-market, core technology companies globally which can benefit from IPV’s relationships, guidance and China Value Acceleration methodology to become market leaders and increase company value rapidly. 


Investment Philosophy

Global IT spending reached $3.8 trillion in 2014, according to Gartner, with solid growth ahead due to exciting new applications such as the Internet-of-Things, Big Data and Mobility. China has become the largest and most strategic market for much of the underlying technology that enables these applications, such as semiconductors, optical components, software, sub-systems, and systems. However, mid-market technology companies with revenues of US$ 50 – 500M typically find it challenging to establish an effective operation and sell in to the large, often concentrated customer base within China. IPV believes that there is an enormous opportunity to acquire mid-market technology companies globally and help build a Chinese operation that can effectively sell in to the leading customers of China, while reducing operating costs. To that end, IPV has developed a set of Value Acceleration enhanced services that leverage IPV’s experiences and relationships to assist portfolio companies in successfully becoming leaders in China, and globally.


Investment Strategy

IPV seeks to acquire controlling interest in mid-market technology companies that it believes can become category leaders within China and globally. These target companies can be public/private companies, corporate spinouts or divestitures. For over 15 years IPV has provided a broad set of China Value Acceleration services to its Venture Capital portfolio, which have become category leaders in a number of sectors. IPV also provides these services to its Private Equity portfolio, which includes market development, operational improvements, team building, market positioning, policy and regulation understanding, financing alternatives and guidance through exit options. After accelerating revenue growth, expanding EBITDA margin, and improving overall financial performance of these companies, Partners at IPV leverage their extensive experience with IPOs and trade sales globally to secure the optimal exit.


IPV’s Private Equity strategy focuses on acquiring mid-market companies [with revenues of $50M+] in core technology areas with a particular focus on semiconductors, semiconductor-related, optical components, sub-system, new materials, medtech, cleantech, software and services.