Finding market opportunity in an evolving landscape

2-4 March 2016 l The Westin Hotel, Sydney

Join over 300 attendees at the 13th Annual AVCJ Australia and New Zealand Forum, the most influential private equity event in Australasia. Year on year, industry leaders gather from across the globe to meet for 2 days of high level debate and set the agenda on domestic, regional and global issues. The Forum will feature 55+ expert speakers sharing their views on the Australasian industry and the latest opportunities in private markets.

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The Australasian alternative assets industry is evolving and this is creating a new set of challenges for participants. Funds seeking new commitments typically require the lion share to be from offshore, the deal environment is competitive and in general market activity has slowed reflecting the regions overall macro-economic story. However, a handful of funds have had successful fundraises and it is clear that the GPs that measure up when benchmarked on a global stage will continue to drive the domestic industry forward.

This is an intriguing time as Australasian PE matures. Succession planning strategies, sourcing offshore commitments, creating a team that can deliver real operational value, customising the PE model and finding attractive investment and exit opportunities in a slow market are all key topics for debate.

    Video: Event highlights 2015

    Review what our delegates thought about the 2015 event

    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'

    A snapshot of LPs who attended the event:

    Abu Dhabi Investment Authority • AlpInvest Partners • Altius Associates • AMP Capital •ARDIAN •ATP PEP • Axiom Asia Private Capital • BlackRock Private Equity Partners • Capital Dynamics • Coller Capital • CPP Investment Board • DBJ Asset Management • DMK Foundation • DuPont Capital Management • First State Super • Funds SA • Future Fund • HarbourVest Partners • Hermes • GPE • HESTA • Lexington Partners •Leyland Private Asset Management • MassMutual Life Insurance Company • Media Super • MetLife • MFCo • MLC Investment Management • Munich Private Equity Partners • Nomura Private Equity Capital • Northgate Capital • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan • OPTrust Private Markets Group • Pantheon • QIC • StepStone • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust • Sunsuper • Top Tier Capital • UOB Asia Investment Partners • Vantage Asset Management • Wilshire Private Markets


Economist Address

Paul Bloxham

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


Limited Partners

Jessica Archibald

Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS

Steve Byrom

Head of Private Equity, FUTURE FUND

Jacob Chiu

Managing Director, HQ CAPITAL

Jon Freeman

Partner, COLLER CAPITAL

Alicia Gregory

Head of European, MENA and African Private Equity, MLC

James Lilico

Investment Manager,Private Markets SUNSUPER

Fintan Maher

National Head of Wealth, MYER FAMILY COMPANY

Andrew Major

General Manager Unlisted Assets, HESTA

Natalie Meyenn

Head of Private Equity, MLC

Alexander Pestalozzi

Managing Director, Asia Office, MUELLER ASIA LIMITED

Sam Robinson

Managing Partner, NORTH-EAST PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity, QIC

Suzanne Tavill

Managing Director, STEPSTONE

Michael Weaver

Manager, Private Markets, SUNSUPER PTY LTD

Alex Wilmerding

Principal, PANTHEON


Lunch Speakers

Stephen Loosely, AM

Chair, THE AUSTRALIAN STRATEGIC POLICY IN CANBERRA

Joseph Skrzynski

Founding Partner, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Tom Switzer

United States Studies Centre, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY


Gala Dinner Speakers

Nick Farr-Jones

Director, TAURUS FUNDS MANAGER

David Kirk

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, BAILADOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Tim Sims

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS


Senior Industry Professionals

Michael W. Arpey

Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP

Rick Baker

Co-Founder, BLACKBIRD VENTURES

Nigel Bingham

Executive Director, PENCARROW PRIVATE EQUITY

James Carnegie

Senior Managing Director, BLACKSTONE

Philip Corne

Chief Executive Officer, LOUIS VUITTON OCEANIA

Marcus Darville

Managing Partner, QUADRANT PRIVATE EQUITY

Ed Day

Director, BROOKVINE PTY LIMITED

Tony Duthie

Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS

Jim Fleming

Partner, COLUMBIA CAPITAL

Thomas Frei

Senior Partner AKINA

Benjamin C. Gray

Managing Partner, TPG CAPITAL

Mounir Guen

Chief Executive Officer, MVISION

John Haddock

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, CHAMP PRIVATE EQUITY

Frank Heckes

Partner, ARCHER CAPITAL

Simon Henderson

Partner, BAIN & COMPANY

Tony Holt

Co-Founder, SQUARE PEG CAPITAL

Andrea Kowalski

Investment Director, BAILADOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Sheridan Lee

Founder and Principal, SHED ENTERPRISES

Rick Lewis

General Partner, USVP

Ken Licence

Managing Director, PRINCIPLE ADVISORY SERVICES

David McWilliam

Executive Vice President, SANKATY ADVISORS

Jeremy A. Samuel

Founder and Managing Director, ANACACIA CAPITAL

Andrew J. Schwab

Managing Partner, 5AM VENTURES

Russell Sinclair

Head of Acquisition Finance, WESTPAC INSTITUTIONAL BANK

Stephen Thompson

Founding Partner, BRANDON CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthew Turner

Director – Credit Fund Management, Australia, INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP

Peter Wiggs

Chief Executive Officer ARCHER CAPITAL

David Willis

Partner, KPMG

Matt Wilson

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, OAKTREE CAPITAL


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