Rediscovering the opportunities in private markets

4-6 March 2015 l The Westin Sydney

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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR?

The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.

This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.

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Join over 300 attendees in Sydney when investment leaders from across the world meet for 2 days of cutting-edge industry debate on domestic, regional and global issues.

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Key benefits of attending include:

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Hear how the leading GPs view Australasia as an investment destination and the best private market investment opportunities across Asia

2

Discover how the LP base has evolved and where you can source future commitments

3

Uncover strategies for exploiting the infrastructure privatisation and investment push

4

Find out about the rise in the attraction of private debt and the opportunities this presents for you

5

Learn from the experts on how to build a team that is capable of operational excellence in a low growth environment


 

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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