Rediscovering the opportunities in private markets

4-6 March 2015 l The Westin Sydney

The 12th Annual AVCJ Australia and New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Forum gathered more than 286 of the industry's leading figures in Sydney, including over 100 LPs, for two days of thought-provoking discussions on the latest trends for investing in private markets.

Attendees came from 17 different countries around the world and heard from 60 of the most experienced and successful PE investors in Australasia and across the globe, as well as the leading Super Funds, global fund of funds and domestic and foreign LPs.

The conference featured in-depth market analysis with sessions covering topics including whether we will see the exits market continue to go from strength to strength in the short-midterm, how diversification has become the new tool for attracting LPs via a wider offering to alternatives, strategies for PE funds to overcome challenges with investee companies, build value and achieve results, the next hot sectors in Asian private equity, the new models VCs are employing, how GPs effectively communicate the Australasian story to gain investment in a slow fundraising market and why LPs continue to commit to alternatives and their investment outlook domestically and overseas.

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Highlights of the Forum included:

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A Luncheon speech from the Hon. John Berry, Ambassador Of The United States Of America

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A keynote panel of global leaders sharing their predictions for the future of the asset class featuring KKR, TPG Capital, The Carlyle Group and Apollo Management

3

More than 165 leading companies in attendance, including institutional investors from the USA, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Holland, U.A.E, China, Singapore and UK

4

A panel of Super Funds sharing their views on PE featuring Future Fund, First State Super, Hostplus, QIC and SunSuper

5

A gala dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art with a panel of CEOs on the topic ‘Confessions and Reflections from the front line...what is really like to work and succeed in the PE landscape Down Under'

Keynote

The Hon. John Berry

AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Gala Dinner Speakers

Damian Keogh

Chief Executive Officer, HOYTS GROUP

Greg Pritchard

Managing Director, ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

Ian Smith

Partner, CT PARTNERS


Limited Partners

Jessica Archibald

Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS

Clive Boyce

Portfolio Manager, FUNDS SA

Sunny Chu

Principal, HERMES GPE

Robert Credaro

Head of Growth Assets, FIRST STATE SUPER

Jon Freeman

Partner, COLLER CAPITAL

Alun Lewis

Principal, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA) LIMITED

Peter Martisek

Director, BLACKROCK PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS

Natalie Meyenn

Head of Private Equity, MLC

Sam Robinson

Head of Asia Private Equity Fund Investment, ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT ASIA LIMITED

Klaus Bjørn Rühne

Partner, ATP PEP

David Simons

Director, Private Equity, FUTURE FUND

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity, QIC

Neil Stanford

Investment Manager - Private Equity, HOSTPLUS

Wen Tan

Partner, FLAG SQUADRON ASIA

Michael Weaver

Manager, Private Markets, SUNSUPER PTY LTD


Senior Industry Professionals

Charlie Allred

Senior Managing Director, Strategic Investor Program, Sponsor Finance, GE CAPITAL

Rick Baker

Managing Director, BLACKBIRD VENTURES

Nick Bennett

Executive Director, Head of Leveraged & Sponsor Finance, Loan Markets GE CAPITAL

John Brakey

Adviser, PRINCIPLE ADVISORY SERVICES

David Brown

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Jeffrey T. Brown

Managing Partner & CIO, J.H. WHITNEY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC

Mark Carnegie

Founder and Principal, M.H. CARNEGIE & CO

Nathaniel Childres

Managing Director, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Ed Day

Director, BROOKVINE PTY LIMITED

Tony Duthie

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Yasser El-Ansary

Chief Executive, AVCAL

Bill Ferris AC

Executive Chairman, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Ben Frewin

Managing Director, ARCHER CAPITAL

Benjamin C. Gray

Managing Partner, TPG CAPITAL

Mounir Guen

Chief Executive Officer, MVISION

Melissa C. Guzy

Managing Partner, ARBOR VENTURES

John Haddock

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Simon Henderson

Partner, BAIN & COMPANY

Niraj Javeri

Director, KKR CREDIT

Sheridan Lee

Founder and Principal, SHED ENTERPRISES

Rick Lewis

General Partner, USVP

Steve Martinez

Head of Asia Pacific, Senior Partner, Private Equity, APOLLO MANAGEMENT, L.P.

Scott McNally

Principal, MERCER

David McWilliam

Executive Vice President, SANKATY ADVISORS

Simon C. Moore

Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP

Leigh Oliver

Director, Private Equity, KKR

William Powell

Senior Managing Partner & CEO, BROOKFIELD

Jeremy A. Samuel

Founder and Managing Director, ANACACIA CAPITAL

Tim Sims

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha

Managing Partner,Private Equity TATA CAPITAL

Akio Tanaka

Co-founder and Managing Partner, INFINITY VENTURE PARTNERS

Kar Mei Tang

Head of Policy & Research, AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION

Nathanial Thomson

Partner, CRESCENT CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthew Turner

Director – Credit Fund Management, Australia, INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP

David Willis

Partner, KPMG

Brad Young

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investments, ALTIUS ASSOCIATES

Tim Burroughs

Managing Editor, ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL


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