Australasian private equity: Leading the way in a changing market

5-7 March l Four Seasons, Sydney

The 11th Annual AVCJ Australia and New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Forum brought together more than 265 of Australasia's leading business executives, including over 90 LPs, for two days of thought-provoking discussions about how the market is evolving and what the industry must do to continue to attract investors, deliver returns and help Australasian businesses grow.


Attendees came from 12 different countries around the world and heard from more than 60 of the most experienced and successful PE investors in Australasia and Asia, 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 how the slowdown in the mining sector will affect domestic private equity, securing offshore commitments in a difficult fundraising climate, how Super Funds manage their PE programs and sell the asset class internally, the innovative methods GPs are using to source deals and exits and the sectors LPs view as potentially the most lucrative for investment.

Highlights of the Forum included:

• More than 180 leading companies in attendance, including institutional investors from the USA, Canada, Japan, Denmark, U.A.E, China, Singapore and UK.
• A gala dinner with a speech from esteemed Australian Business leader Roger Corbett AO
• A Luncheon discussion led by Australasian PE legend Bill Ferris and featuring Geoffrey Garrett from the Australian School Of Business and Hugh White from the Australian National University
• An LP-GP fireside chat on the evolving relationship as LPs look to increase deal involvement
• A panel of Super Funds sharing their views on PE featuring HESTA, Media Super, Australia Post Superannuation Scheme, Funds SA and SunSuper. 

>> Check the event infograph and review the event top picks and media coverage

>> AVCJ speaker Sebastiaan Van den Berg, Managing director at HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited interviewed by by Brooke Corte and Carson Scott in "At the Close", on 7 March (Sky Business News)

 

Please check this website in the future for details about next year's Forum. We hope to see you there!

Keynotes

Roger Corbett AO

Chairman, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED

Geoffrey Garrett

Dean, AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Hugh White

Professor of Strategic Studies, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY; Columnist, THE AGE


Limited Partners

Sebastiaan C. van den Berg

Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA) LIMITED

Clive Boyce

Investment Manager, FUNDS SA

Simon Hopkins

CEO and Founder, MILLTRUST INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Michael Kelly

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, THE MYER FAMILY OFFICE

Alun Lewis

Principal, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA) LIMITED

Michael Lukin

Managing Director and Global Head, MACQUARIE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRIVATE MARKETS

Andrew Major

General Manager, Investments, HESTA

Morgan McCormick

Portfolio Manager, OPTRUST PRIVATE MARKETS GROUP

Natalie Meyenn

Head of Private Equity, MLC

Stephen Miburn-Pyle

General Manager, AUSTRALIA POST SUPERANNUATION SCHEME

Gerard Noonan

Chair, MEDIA SUPER

Douglas W Phillips

Senior Vice President, Institutional Resources, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

David Simons

Director, Private Equity, FUTURE FUND

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity, QIC

Michael Weaver

Portfolio Manager, SUNSUPER PTY LTD


Senior Industry Professionals

Jessica Archibald

Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS

Rick Baker

Managing Director, BLACKBIRD VENTURES

Nigel Bingham

Executive Director, PENCARROW PRIVATE EQUITY LIMITED

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist (Australia and New Zealand), HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Edward Bostock

Director, Private Equity, KKR AUSTRALIA

David Brand

Chief Executive Officer, NEW FORESTS

Tim Burroughs

Managing Editor, ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL

Nathaniel Childres

Managing Director, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Michelle Deaker

Managing Partner & Executive Director, ONEVENTURES

Besa Deda

Chief Economist, ST. GEORGE BANK

Tony Duthie

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Yasser El-Ansary

CEO, AVCAL

Bill Ferris AC

Executive Chairman, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP

Paul Foster

Head of Infrastructure, Australia & New Zealand, AMP CAPITAL

Tod Francis

Managing Director, SHASTA VENTURES

Benjamin C Gray

Managing Partner, TPG CAPITAL

Genevieve Gregor

Managing Director, GOLDMAN SACHS

Mounir Guen

Chief Executive Officer, MVISION

John Haddock

Managing Director, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Steve Hall

Chief Executive Officer, BROOKVINE

Simon Henderson

Head of Australia Private Equity Practice & Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, BAIN & COMPANY

Lance Jenkins

Director, WATERMAN CAPITAL LIMITED

Matthew Koertge

Managing Director, TELSTRA VENTURES

Gulpreet Kohli

Managing Director, CHRYSCAPITAL INVESTMENT ADVISORS PVT LTD

Sheridan Lee

Founder and Principal, SHED ENTERPRISES

Ken Licence

Managing Director, PRINCIPLE ADVISORY SERVICES

Greg Madden

Principal, SV LIFE SCIENCES ADVISERS, LLC

Tim Martin

Partner, CRESCENT CAPITAL PARTNERS

Kate Mitchell

Partner, SCALE VENTURE PARTNERS

Simon Moore

Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP

Deborah Ralston

Executive Director, AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR FINANCIAL STUDIES

Diane Raposio

Director, KKR CAPITAL MARKETS

Jeremy A. Samuel

Founder and Managing Director, ANACACIA CAPITAL

Stuart Schonberger

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations, CDH INVESTMENTS

Tim Sims

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Russell Sinclair

Head of Acquisition Finance, WESTPAC INSTITUTIONAL BANK

Justin Smirk

Senior Economist, WESTPAC INSTITUTIONAL BANK

Eugene Snyman

Managing Director, CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Jeremy E. Steele

Vice President & Senior Managing Director, HARBERT AUSTRALIA PRIVATE EQUITY

Kar Mei Tang

Head of Research, AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION

Suzanne Tavill

Managing Director, STEPSTONE

Adam Wheeler

Managing Director, BABSON CAPITAL AUSTRALIA

John White

Partner, NEXT CAPITAL

Peter Wiggs

Managing Partner, ARCHER CAPITAL

David Willis

Partner, KPMG


Lead Sponsors
Asia Series Sponsor
Co-Sponsors
Exhibitor
Communications Partner
Philanthropy Partner
Supporting Organisations
Media Partners