Established in 1998, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) invests through control positions in leading Australian and New Zealand based companies, typically with enterprise values in the range of A$200M-A$1B+. Operating company management teams are supported with focused governance, capital and resources in order to achieve full potential.
PEP has made 36 operating company investments and over 120 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP has managed ~A$9B of equity funds over the last 20 years, and recent investments have included industrial, energy, food, consumer products, healthcare, entertainment/media, pharmaceuticals and financial services businesses which have employed over 50,000 people.
PEP Fund VI closed in July 2020 at the hard cap of A$2.5B, and the Secure Assets Fund closed in June 2020 at A$360M.
PEP has been among the best performers in the private equity industry worldwide and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by Preqin. The firm has also been recognised with various awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and an AVCJ Responsible Investing Award (2018), AIC Investing for Growth Award (2019) and AVCJ Exit of the Year – Mid Cap (2019) for Manuka Health.
KPMG is a global organisation of independent professional firms, providing a full range of services to organisations across a wide range of industries, governments and not-for-profit sectors. We operate in 146 countries and territories and have more than 227,000 people working in member firms around the world. In Australia, KPMG has a long tradition of professionalism and integrity combined with our dynamic approach to advising clients in a digital-driven world.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street’s 90+ investment professionals focus on five strategies: primary fund partnerships, secondary transactions, co-investments, direct growth equity company investments, and private credit deals. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has $51 billion in assets under management. Adams Street maintains a worldwide presence with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Anacacia Capital is a leading Australian private equity firm focused on smaller mid-market growth buyouts. The firm has won numerous awards historically including the Australian Investment Council Firm of the Year and Best Small Cap Investment of the Year. Anacacia plans to raise Fund IV later in 2023.
Anacacia manages >A$700m 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 funds that can follow up with minority investments into small listed companies, that helps differentiate Anacacia’s private equity offering to business owners. Anacacia provides strategic insight and capital to outstanding management teams to help these businesses achieve better growth and diversification.
Anacacia typically focuses on profitable companies with annual revenues of $20 million to $500 million per annum and has formerly led investments in successful businesses including Appen, Big River, Home Appliances, Lomb Scientific, Rafferty’s Garden and Yumi’s Quality Foods.
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.
Across 65 cities in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 2% of all companies. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.
Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is one of the world's leading investors in the secondary market for private assets – and widely acknowledged as an innovator at the complex end of secondaries.
The firm provides liquidity solutions to private markets investors worldwide, acquiring interests in private equity, private credit, and other private markets assets. With headquarters in London, and offices in New York and Hong Kong, Coller’s multinational investment team has a truly global reach.
In January 2021, the firm closed Coller International Partners VIII, with committed capital (including co-investment vehicles) of just over $9 billion and backing from over 200 of the world’s leading institutional investors.
In February 2022 the firm closed Coller Credit Opportunities I, with committed capital (including co-investment vehicles) of c.$1.4 billion and backing from over 30 institutional investors.
Folklore is a leading Australian early stage VC firm investing in software and advanced technology startups. Folklore was founded in 2013, is actively investing its third fund. The firm manages over A$170M AUM with funds performing in the top decile globally.
The Folklore team is made up of a network of investors, founders and operators that invest in Australian and New Zealand founded startups building global success stories.
Folklore is known for its investment rigour and allocating discipline. As a ‘first cheque to forever’ firm, Folklore aims to be the first VC into startups and to compound returns by allocate through the investment lifecycle. Its long term focus areas include B2B software, healthtech, robotics and automation, and AI and data network companies.
OneVentures is one of Australia’s leading venture capital firms, with $400 million in funds under management across technology and healthcare.
The Investment Team has helped create 4 Nasdaq and several ASX listed companies, realising significant returns to investors. The firm actively shapes the futures of companies with truly innovative products - companies tackling multi-billion-dollar world problems, from needle-free vaccinations to next-generation learning technologies to business intelligence. Game changers, that deliver lasting gains.
Pathzero was founded with a mission to accelerate the decarbonisation of the global economy. With an understanding that corporations and the institutions that finance them play a vital role in the fight against climate change, Pathzero is dedicated to enabling financial institutions to measure and manage their financed emissions.
The Pathzero solution leverages technology to scale carbon expertise, allowing financial institutions, and the companies they invest in, to create an accurate and auditable network of carbon data.
Financial institutions use Pathzero to rapidly determine their financed emissions position, connect with portfolio companies to improve the integrity of reported carbon information and enable a risk-based approach to decarbonisation across their portfolio.
Square Peg supports outstanding early stage tech founders across Australia, Israel and South East Asia. They are an experienced team who have invested over US$1bn and who have deep alignment with founders and investors. The geographies they operate in have attractive tech thematics with Australia seeing a virtuous tech cycle that is building momentum, Israel ranking top three in the world for innovation and South East Asia combining favourable demographics with an inflection point in tech growth. Importantly for their investors, Square Peg has delivered a strong track record of performance including three IPOs and five acquisitions of portfolio companies. Since inception, they have achieved a gross IRR of 37% and a gross TVPI of 2.9x and have now distributed US$460m to investors.
Telstra Ventures identifies what’s next, right now. Telstra Ventures serves extraordinary leaders and helps them achieve their dreams. In our first ten years, 90 investments have generated 34 liquidity events including Auth0, BigCommerce, Box, Cloopen, CrowdStrike, DocuSign, Rancher, Skillz, Snap, and Whispir. To date, our Revenue Acceleration Platform has driven more than A$630 Million of revenue for our portfolio companies, extending their reach across Australia, Asia and the US. In 2022, we announced the close of our third fund, bringing Funds Under Management to over A$1.3 Billion.
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $93 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity strategies, bringing an approach that prioritizes creating enduring market value for the benefit of its global ecosystem of investors, companies, customers and employees. Vista’s investments are anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions and proven, flexible management techniques that drive sustainable growth. Vista believes the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future – a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community and a broader path to prosperity.
Tracing their history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, serving as a trusted adviser to over 2,400 clients in more than 60 countries. They manage over USD 1 trillion of client assets firmwide, including USD 7 billion in private equity assets. As a private partnership whose only business is investment management, the firm is able to align its long-term views and interests with those of its clients. The firm offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies as well as private assets. With over 900 investment professionals located in offices around the world, Wellington pairs deep multi-disciplinary research resources with independent investment teams operating in an entrepreneurial “boutique” environment.
Wellington Management opened their Sydney office in 1997 to reflect their strong commitment to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Their clients include many of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest superannuation schemes, insurers, financial intermediaries, family offices, endowments and foundations, as well as public sector funds.
Their private equity team includes specialists who draw on their backgrounds as entrepreneurs, doctors, and scientists. They tap into the firm’s broad investment capabilities, and believe their reputation, deep industry expertise, and asset size attract a wide range of potential private investments. They invest globally in a wide range of deals across the private market spectrum and are able to invest in small private companies as well as participate in large capital raises.
All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as of 30 November 2022.
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Ontra is the global leader in Contract Automation and Intelligence for private asset management firms. The Ontra platform combines AI-enabled software with a worldwide network of highly trained lawyers to modernize recurring legal workflows. Ontra’s solutions improve all aspects of the contract lifecycle — from negotiating and processing routine contracts to tracking obligations in complex agreements. Ultimately, Ontra reduces the time, expense, and risk associated with contract management, freeing its customers to focus on other strategic priorities.
Ontra is headquartered in San Francisco, with global operations across North America, Europe, and Asia.