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.
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.
17Capital is the go-to global source of strategic finance for investors in private equity. It specializes in providing non-dilutive capital to high-quality private equity management companies, funds, and institutional investors as part of their toolkit for value creation and portfolio management.
17Capital offers portfolio finance across the capital structure, providing a broad range of financing options. Investments are structured to support clients’ objectives, while keeping the interests of GPs and LPs aligned.
Since inception, 17Capital has raised over $11 billion and has deployed over $9 billion across 91 investments. In July 2022, 17Capital announced the completion of Oaktree’s acquisition of a majority interest in 17Capital. The partnership will give 17Capital access to Oaktree’s deep global network. Following the closing of the transaction, 17Capital, will continue to operate as an independent business, with its own product offerings and investment, marketing, and support teams.
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.
Adamantem Capital was Established in 2016 and is a leading specialised Australian Private Equity firm with over AUD$1.4 billion in funds under management focused on investing in businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Adamantem is an opportunistic investor with a focus on the consumer staples, healthcare and business services sectors.
Adamantem has one of the largest investment teams in the market, and the leadership team have an average of 20 years of experience in the Australian private equity industry with a strong track record.
At Adamantem, our ambition is to deliver consistently outstanding returns for investors by supporting management teams to take considered risks, create change and grow value. We partner with management teams on a strategic path to sustainable change, profitable growth and a better future beyond our stewardship and seek to deliver positive outcomes for all stakeholders, including the environment and broader community.
Adamantem is a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing, the Responsible Investment Association, and certified as Carbon Neutral by the Climate Active Network.
AirTree is a venture capital firm with a mission to back the most ambitious Australian and Kiwi founders, building the iconic technology companies of tomorrow. We’re right by a founder's side, right from the start, often investing pre-product and pre-revenue to support startups from the earliest stages of their journey.
With A$1.3bn AUM and a portfolio of 90+ companies, AirTree is one of the largest VC funds in the region and has been an early investor in many iconic Australian tech unicorns, including Canva, Go1, A Cloud Guru, Pet Circle, Immutable, Employment Hero, and LinkTree. AirTree has the largest share of breakout companies and unicorns in Australia and NZ of any VC.
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.
With over 8.000 people across six continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what is really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.
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.
Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative investment manager offering clients complementary primary and secondary investment solutions across the credit, private equity, real estate and infrastructure asset classes. We seek to provide flexible capital to support businesses and create value for our stakeholders and within our communities. By collaborating across our investment groups, we aim to generate consistent and attractive investment returns throughout market cycles. As of March 31, 2023, Ares Management Corporation's global platform had approximately $360 billion of assets under management, with more than 2,600 employees operating across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Because every minute matters, Backstop’s mission is to help the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential. We develop technology to simplify and streamline otherwise time-consuming tasks and processes, enabling our clients to quickly and easily access, share, and manage the knowledge that’s critical to their day-to-day business success. Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to private equity, investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms.
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.
EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization focused on active ownership strategies. With a Nordic heritage and a global mindset, EQT has a track record of almost three decades of delivering consistent and attractive returns across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. Uniquely, EQT is the only large private markets firm in the world with investment strategies covering all phases of a business’ development, from start-up to maturity. EQT today has more than EUR 112 billion in assets under management including BPEA EQT across 45+ active funds within three business segments – Private Capital, BPEA EQT and Real Assets.
With its roots in the Wallenberg family’s entrepreneurial mindset and philosophy of long-term ownership, EQT is guided by a set of strong values and a distinct corporate culture. EQT manages and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to future-proof companies, generate attractive returns and make a positive impact with everything EQT does.
In October 2022 EQT combined with BPEA Asia to create BPEA EQT combines the private equity teams from Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) and EQT Asia, creating a comprehensive Asian private equity presence with local teams in eight cities across the region, a 25-year heritage, and more than USD 25 billion of capital deployed since inception.
Private Capital comprises six business lines: EQT Private Equity, EQT Future, EQT Ventures, EQT Life Sciences, EQT Growth and EQT Public Value. The Private Capital segment has grown rapidly and has EUR 68.2 billion in assets under management as of December 2022.
Real Assets – The Real Assets’ business segment comprises three business lines: EQT Infrastructure, EQT Active Core Infrastructure and EQT Exeter. The Real Asset segment has EUR 44.2 billion in assets under management as of December 2022.
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.
IFM Investors was established by a group of Australian industry superannuation funds more than 25 years ago to protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of their members. Aligned with the objectives of our founders, we prioritise the interests of our investors by focusing on investments that seek to deliver strong net returns over the long term. Our investment strategy centres on the ownership and operation of critical community infrastructure, and holdings in four asset classes – Infrastructure, Debt, Listed Equities and Private Equity.
Our responsible investment approach prioritises addressing climate change risk, ensuring constructive labour relations, building diverse and inclusive workplaces, paying our fair share of tax and meeting the expectations of the communities where we invest. IFM Investors has been a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment since 2008. We aim to reduce the carbon impact of our investments, targeting net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our asset classes by 2050.
Operating from 10 offices globally, IFM Investors manages more than AUD211bn funds under management, as at 31 December 2022, on behalf of 640 like-minded and aligned institutions.
Intralinks, an SS&C company, is a leading financial technology provider for the global dealmaking, alternative investments and capital markets communities. As pioneers of the virtual data room, our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence. Intralinks facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate lending, debt sales, capital raising and investor reporting. Our solutions enhance these activities by streamlining operations, reducing risk, improving client experiences and increasing visibility. We’ve earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Global Fortune 500 and have executed over $35 trillion in financial transactions on our platform.
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.
Permira is a global investment firm that backs successful businesses with growth ambitions. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with total assets under management of €75bn+ and makes long-term majority and minority investments across two core asset classes, private equity and credit. The Permira private equity funds have made 300+ investments in four key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Healthcare and Services. Permira Credit is one of Europe’s leading specialist credit investors, supporting businesses with flexible financing solutions across Direct Lending, CLO Management, Structured Credit and Strategic Opportunities. Permira employs over 450 people in 15 offices across Europe, the United States and Asia.
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.
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.
Stonepeak is a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets with approximately $53.4 billion of assets under management. Through its investment in defensive, hard-asset businesses globally, Stonepeak aims to create value for its investors and portfolio companies, and to have a positive impact on the communities in which it operates. Stonepeak sponsors investment vehicles focused on private equity and credit. The firm provides capital, operational support, and committed partnership to sustainably grow investments in its target sectors, which include communications, energy transition, transport and logistics, and social infrastructure.
The firm has been growing its presence in the Asia Pacific region since 2018. Stonepeak employs close to 50 employees throughout the region, as of February 2023, and opened its Singapore office at the end of 2022, marking Stonepeak’s third APAC office in addition to Hong Kong and Sydney. Stonepeak’s investments and partnerships with a presence in APAC include Digital Edge, Equalbase, GreenPeak Renewables, Miescor Infrastructure Development Corporation (MIDC), Peak Energy, Seapeak, and Synera Renewable Energy (SRE).
Stonepeak has offices in Austin, Houston, and London, in addition to its Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney locations, and is headquartered in New York.
SESAMm is an innovative company specializing in alternative data and artificial intelligence for investment. Its team builds analytics and indicators, such as emotions or ESG, and investment signals by analyzing billions of web articles and messages using natural language processing and machine learning. With its NLP platform TextReveal®, SESAMm addresses the entire value chain of alpha research. With 6 offices including Paris, New York, London and Tokyo, SESAMm works with major hedge funds, banks, private equity firms, corporate and asset management clients around the world for fundamental or quantitative investment use cases and market and competitive insights. Private Equity use cases include web due diligence, risk monitoring, market and competitor insights, and many more.