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Having a firm that understands what matters to sponsors and who has intimate knowledge of local business practices, relationships and cultures is critical to evaluating and critiquing each investment opportunity. That's why KPMG has people who are dedicated to private equity and have a dedicated Private Equity Group in Asia Pacific.

KPMG is one of the leading providers of Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We go beyond in our thinking. Being ahead of the game and thinking about our clients' business challenges and opportunities, is what we pride ourselves on. Our high-performing people mobilise around our clients, using our expertise and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions that our clients and stakeholders value.

Dedicated to your success. Dedicated to Private Equity.

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Archer Capital

Archer Capital is one of Australia's leading private equity firms, with over $2 billion in funds under management and a track record of delivering successful outcomes to its investors since 1997.

Archer Capital is an established market leader in mid-market leveraged buyouts in Australia and New Zealand. Since inception Archer Capital's Partners and executives have closed over 30 acquisitions involving total aggregate funding in excess of $5 billion.

Archer Capital is unique in the Australian buyout industry in that our team possesses significant operational and general management experience. A hands-on, operational approach is an essential part of Archer Capital's investment process, from opportunity assessment to ongoing portfolio company management. We believe our operational experience, combined with our expertise in funding and structuring deals, allows us to be much better equipped as partners and custodians in the management of operating businesses.

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CHAMP Private Equity

CHAMP Private Equity is one of Australasia's longest established private equity managers having to date completed more than 90 investments with a combined transaction value of over A$10 billion.

As a generalist investor CHAMP has successfully completed investments across a broad range of sectors including food and beverages, industrial services, financial services, transport, mining and energy services, media, education, retail, agribusiness and healthcare.

Current CHAMP investments include Pepperstone, Containerchain, Strait Shipping, the Dutton Group, Accolade Wines, Shelf Drilling and ATF. Former investments include companies such as Alleasing, Austar Communications, Bradken, Manassen Foods, Study Group International, and United Malt Holdings.

Through over 30 years of investment experience CHAMP has developed a distinctive approach to investment identification and operational improvement initiatives focused on earnings growth.

Headquartered in Sydney it is the only Australian-based private equity advisor with an on-the-ground presence in Asia, having opened a Singapore office in 2008 to assist its portfolio companies pursue growth opportunities into South East Asia.

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PEP Funds take control positions in a select group of Australian and New Zealand companies with enterprise values in the range A$200M-A$1B. Operating company management are provided with capital and resources as necessary to deliver full potential.

Established in 1998, the firm has made 27 operating company investments and over 90 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP Funds have had ~$7B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is $2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries.

In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 18 years to be among the best performers in the industry worldwide and recognised with a number of awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by preqin.

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Founded in 2004, based in Sydney, Australia, Allegro is independently owned by the founders who have worked together for 13+ years.

Allegro is a control orientated investor focussed on turnaround investments in Australia and New Zealand. Allegro typically invests equity or debt like instruments in businesses experiencing difficulties with operational performance or with an overleveraged capital structure.

Investment sizes typically range from A$10m to A$50m. Allegro has a track record of partnering with likeminded stakeholders on larger deals and co-investments.

Allegro has completed over A$1.3bn of total enterprise value in turnaround and special situation investments since 2008.

Allegro has the largest and most recognised turnaround private equity investment team in Australasia, winner of Turnaround of the Year Award from the Turnaround Management Association (Australia) in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2016.

Allegro's current investments include Pizza Hut Australia, Carpet Court New Zealand, Healthy Life, JSW, Experience Australia, Discovery Holiday Parks, McColls Transport, BOSI Loan Portfolio (10 loans).

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Anacacia Capital

Anacacia Capital is an award winning Australian private equity firm focused on smaller mid-market growth buyouts. The firm has won awards including the AVCAL Chairman's Award. Anacacia's funds are top quartile performers including one fund ranked Australia's best returning buyout fund.

Anacacia manages >A$250m and invests into established small-medium enterprises that are managing ownership change and growth. The firm's private equity funds make buyout and control investments into unlisted companies. The firm also manages the synergistic Wattle Fund that can follow up with minority investments into small listed companies.

Anacacia is likely to be raising its third successor private equity fund in 2017.

Anacacia provides strategic insight and capital to outstanding management teams to help leading small-medium enterprises to manage ownership change and grow.

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Bain & Company

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, technology, organization, private equity and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 53 offices in 34 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. Follow us on Twitter @BainAlerts.

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Bain Capital

Bain Capital is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximately $75 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

In Asia, the firm has invested over $6.5 billion in 39 leading companies including ASIMCO, Bellsystem24, Biglobe, ChinaPnR, Domino's Pizza Japan, Emcure, Fenghuang Holdings, Genpact, Greatview, Gymboree China, Hero Investments, Japan Wind Development, Jupiter Shop Channel, Lionbridge, Macromill, MYOB, Ooedo Onsen, Retail Zoo, Rise Education, Skylark, Uniview, VXI China and Yukiguni Maitake.

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Coller Capital

Coller Capital, the leading player in private equity ‘secondaries', acquires portfolios of positions in private equity funds and unquoted companies from their original owners - investing from as little as $1 million to $1 billion or more.

Founded in 1990, the firm is headquartered in London, and has offices in New York and Hong Kong. Coller's multinational investment team - the world's largest dedicated to secondaries - has a truly global reach.

In December 2015, the firm closed Coller International Partners VII, with capital commitments of $7.15 billion and backing from approximately 170 of the world's leading institutional investors.

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OneVentures is committed to delivering superior investor returns. With strength in business building and operations, the team accelerate portfolio company performance. Exit value for investors delivered by the team is approximately $1.5B, including 4 Nasdaq companies.

The firm has $320M in funds under management across 3 funds and 8 co-investment funds.

A thematic global growth investment focus drives investment selection and fund creation. OneVentures portfolio includes global firsts tackling multi-$Billion problems from healthcare: needle free vaccine delivery, dementia patient care and allergy treatment though to the connected world: HR management in the cloud, personalised learning and virtual communications.

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Square Peg Capital

Square Peg Capital is a venture capital fund focused on investing in early and growth stage technology companies in Australia, Israel and South-East Asia.

It comprises one of the most experienced and credentialed VC teams globally that has created billions of dollars of value through founding, investing in and advising technology businesses. The partners comprise founders and entrepreneurs (e.g. SEEK, First Data), investment bankers and principal investors (e.g. Macquarie, Citi and Merrill Lynch), strategic and growth advisors (e.g. BCG), technology lawyers (e.g. Baker & McKenzie) and experienced venture capitalists (e.g. Benchmark, Pitango).

Established in 2012, Square Peg has ~USD300m funds under management. Investors include the Square Peg founders, Hostplus (an Australian institutional superannuation fund), leading high-net-worth and family office investors, and successful entrepreneurs.

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Tata Opportunities Fund

Tata is India's largest and most diversified industrial grouping. Founded in 1868, the group has a long history of creating and nurturing businesses. The Tata group is made up of over 100 independent operating companies of which 29 are publicly listed and which together have an aggregate market capitalization of ~USD 116 billion (as at 31 March 2016). During the financial year 2015-16, the total revenue of Tata companies, was ~USD 103 billion. Tata is one of India's most trusted and highly respected business houses and is India's best recognised brand. Tata Capital's private equity franchise benefits from this privilege and builds on the group's "leadership with trust" credo in supporting its investee companies.

The Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF) is a ~USD 600 million private equity fund raised predominantly from leading global institutions and is primarily focused on investing in India. TOF has a differentiated strategy of investing into proprietary deal situations leveraging Tata's wide network and resources. TOF's current investments span high growth markets within consumer, industrial, infrastructure, services and technology. Each of TOF's portfolio companies has strong governance and management; a focused business strategy; highly respected Indian/global partners; and is a market leader of scale. Through an experienced team of private equity professionals and operating partners, TOF leverages Tata's strong track record of generating shareholder returns. A follow-on fund of similar scale and strategy will likely be launched during 2017.

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ADP, a global leader in business outsourcing and human capital management solutions, serves more than 650,000 businesses of all types and sizes in over 100 countries. As part of ADP's global Private Equity program, we help Private Equity and Venture Capital firms drive value creation within their portfolio from many key areas including merger integration services, risk mitigation, operational optimization, and global expansion.

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AVCAL represents and promotes the long term interests of the private equity and venture capital industry in Australia.

We work to ensure a favourable environment for growth in sustainable equity investment and entrepreneurship. We fulfil this purpose by creating a forum for our members, being a single voice with government, regulators and the public through providing research and by facilitating networking and training programs throughout Australia.

Our association is overseen by a Council of 14 industry participants from the private equity and venture capital industries. The Council is supported by a range of specific working groups that provide input and guidance on specific issues and a secretariat headed by the industry spokesperson/CEO and is headquartered in Sydney, NSW.

In addition to supporting and promoting the industry, we periodically select and support appropriate philanthropy partners in Australia by providing them a distribution mechanism for corporate awareness. We are working towards encouraging principles of responsible investment (economic, socially aware and environmental) to our members.

If you are looking for capital, please check our detailed information below. AVCAL is an industry association, we do not provide capital.

AVCAL are associate members of the IGCC

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The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.

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The NZVCA is a not-for-profit industry body committed to developing the venture capital and private equity industry in New Zealand. Its core objectives include the promotion of the industry and the asset class on both a domestic and international basis and working to create a world-class venture capital and private equity environment.

Members include venture capital and private equity investors, financial organisations, professional advisors, academic organisations and government or quasi-government agencies.

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The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.

To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:

  • Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
  • Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
  • Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
  • Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives

For more information about SVCA, please visit:


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China Business Law Journal

China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) is a fully bilingual monthly magazine for China-focused in-house counsel and law firms. It provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in China and indispensable intelligence on the country's legal market. China Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia. /

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Investor Strategy News

Investor Strategy News is the largest and most influential newsletter for institutional and wholesale investors in Australia and New Zealand.

A free weekly publication, Investor Strategy News combines exclusive news reports with analytical pieces and international coverage of, and for, big superannuation funds, family offices, platform providers and other fiduciary investors in the region.

It is independently owned by IO&C, a business associated with the editor, Greg Bright, who has more than 30 years experience writing about the investment industry.

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Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit

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Private Equity Media

Private Equity Media is the only specialist private equity and venture capital publisher in Australia and New Zealand.

Private Equity Media's flagship title, the 11-issues-a-year subscription publication Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Journal, has been published since 1992.

Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Guide has been published since 2003 and now includes a regularly updated online database.

Also available online, Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Journal Archive is the most comprehensive source of historic Australasian information on private equity and venture capital.

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