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 fund manager, including 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 is raising Anacacia Private Equity IV in 2024 after a successful first close late in 2023.
Anacacia manages >A$800m 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 invest 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 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.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm, providing exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes in the infrastructure and energy sectors.
Our integrated transactional and regulatory teams advise all public and private sector participants, including private equity, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, as well as strategic investors and infrastructure developers across key transactions and projects shaping Australia’s infrastructure and energy future.
Our multi-disciplinary experience means we advise on transactions and projects across the entire project lifecycle, from sale and acquisition, development and procurement, access, environment and planning, real estate, financing, through to delivery phase advice, refinancing, restructuring and dispute resolution.
We cover all forms of economic and social infrastructure, as well as core plus exposures particularly in the digital infrastructure sector. Our team is asset driven, meaning that we bring the required asset and sector expertise and experience from wherever it resides within our firm to ensure that the range of issues associated with investing in complex infrastructure – whether a greenfield or brownfield opportunity – are comprehensively and efficiently addressed.
With more than 175 years of history and a talented and diverse team of over 1,000 people, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Our fundamental ambition is the success of our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do.
We advise on the most significant domestic and global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide our clients with the right team for every engagement. We are the firm of choice for many of the world’s leading organisations, with our people consistently recognised for providing outstanding client service and delivering exceptional results.
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 Ventures is a leading Australian early stage VC firm investing in ANZ software and advanced technology startups.
Founded in 2014, Folklore performs in the top decile for all of its funds. With $150m AUM, Folklore has made investments into globally successful companies such as Auror, Wonde and HealthMatch.
Folklore is known for its investment rigour and allocating discipline. As a 'first cheque to forever' VC, Folklore aims to be the first investor into a startup and to compound returns by allocating throughout the investment lifecycle. Its long term focus areas include AI and data networks, robotics and automation, health tech and B2B SaaS.
Goldman Sachs is one of the world’s leading investors in alternative investments. With over 30 years of experience, we invest in the full spectrum of alternatives, including private equity, growth equity, credit, real estate, infrastructure, ESG, and absolute-return strategies. Our clients access these solutions through our direct proprietary strategies, customized strategic partnerships, and open-architecture programs.
Our alternative investment teams represent over 1,300 professionals, across 31 offices around the world. We leverage the depth and breadth of global relationships across Goldman Sachs to identify investment opportunities, drawing on our firm-wide capital market insights, industry research, and risk management platforms. We extend these capabilities to the world’s leading pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, family offices and individuals, for which we invest or advise on over $300 billion of alternative investments.
Integrum is an investment firm focused on partnering with technology-enabled services companies in the financial and business services sectors.
The firm was founded by a team of proven leaders with a vision to build a different type of investing platform benefiting from their diverse and complementary backgrounds and vast relationship network.
Integrum’s approach is to build a concentrated portfolio of high-conviction investments. Integrum aims to accelerate growth through investments in technology and other forms of innovation and by partnering with management teams to enhance access to talent, relationships, and capabilities.
Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity solutions to owners of private equity and other alternative investments and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. Lexington Partners is one of the largest managers of secondary acquisition and co-investment funds with $55 billion in committed capital since inception. Lexington has acquired over 3,900 secondary and co-investment interests through more than 1,000 transactions with a total value in excess of $69 billion, including $17 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 550 new funds in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Lexington has offices strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing - New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, Santiago, São Paulo and Luxembourg.
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in buyouts, recapitalisations and financial restructurings in Asia, particularly on enterprises with a strong presence in Southeast Asia.
Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding, Navis has made over 75 controlling investments most of which have been completed with little reliance on acquisition finance. All Navis’ companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields. Industries/segments in which Navis has invested include food processing, fast food/casual dining, industrial products, fast moving consumer goods, outdoor advertising, auto rentals, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.
The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis’ investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.
The firm manages several private and public equity capital commitments totaling ~USD 5 billion, and whose investors include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, foundations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. Navis has one of the largest private equity professional team in Asia, comprising more than 70 individuals, supported by 40 administrative staff, in six offices across the region.
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India, which manages funds with investments in different asset classes and diversified sectors that generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. NIIFL manages around $5 billion of equity capital commitments across its four funds - Master Fund, Fund of Funds, Strategic Opportunities Fund, and India-Japan Fund, each with a distinct investment strategy committed to support the country’s growth needs.
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 €78bn 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, Strategic Opportunities and Multi-strategy Solutions.
Permira employs over 480 people in 15 offices across Europe, the United States and Asia. For more information, visit www.permira.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Telstra Ventures Accelerates the Extraordinary – we fuel the growth of standout disruptors . In our first eleven years, 96 investments have generated 38 liquidity events including Auth0, BigCommerce, Box, Cloopen, CrowdStrike, DocuSign, Rancher, Skillz, Snap, and Whispir. To date, our Revenue Acceleration Platform has driven > US$500 million in revenue for our portfolio companies , extending their reach across Australia, Asia, UK and the US . In 2022 , we announced the close of our third fund , bringing Funds Under Management to US$1 Billion.
TPG is a leading global alternative asset management firm, founded in San Francisco in 1992, with $222 billion of assets under management and investment and operational teams around the world. TPG invests across six multi-strategy platforms: Capital, Growth, Impact, TPG Angelo Gordon, Real Estate, and Market Solutions. Our unique strategy is driven by collaboration, innovation, and inclusion. Our teams combine deep product and sector experience with broad capabilities and expertise to develop differentiated insights and add value for our fund investors, portfolio companies, management teams, and communities.
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.