AVCJ Private Equity Forum Australia & New Zealand 2024

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

07 Mar

Portfolio management: Adapting to a new reality

Rising interest rates, inflation, higher borrowing costs, and reduced consumer spending – these appear to be the defining forces in an increasingly challenging post-pandemic return to reality. For private equity, it means greater portfolio volatility and extended holding periods. Addressing these operational risks requires sector expertise, well-executed value creation plans, and the ability to work with management while making tough decisions around costs and capex. Our expert panellists discuss how to generate alpha amidst adversity.

  • What represents the biggest macro challenge to portfolio management?
  • How are GPs thinking about cost controls and debt burdens?
  • What represents best-in-class in terms of internal operational capabilities?
  • To what extent is technology a panacea in value creation?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Vincent Wong Partner TPG CAPITAL Bio
    Georgina Varley Managing Director ADAMANTEM CAPITAL Bio
    Michael Blickstead Head of Australia / New Zealand Private Equity BLACKSTONE Bio
    Nick Speer Partner and Head of Australia & New Zealand AFFINITY EQUITY PARTNERS Bio
    Geoff Hutchinson Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Australia & New Zealand CARLYLE Bio