16th Annual Private Equity & Venture Forum Australia & New Zealand

5-7 March 2019
The Westin, Sydney


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The 15th Annual AVCJ Australia and New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Forum gathered 280 of the industry’s leading figures in Sydney, including over 115 LPs, for two days of thought-provoking discussions, presentations and networking.

Attendees came from 15 different countries around the world and heard from 55 of the most experienced and successful private market investors, as well as the leading super funds and domestic and foreign institutional investors.

The forum featured expert analysis and market predictions with sessions covering topics including how geo-politics are affecting the investment landscape and what private market managers can do to prevail in these conditions, how Australian GPs can become more institutionalised, the rise of multi-product offerings among domestic GPs, how PE can help Australian companies expand overseas, the strategies VCs are employing to quickly scale companies and take them global and the outlook for succession in Australia given the maturity of funds and make-up of senior management.

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The premier private equity & venture forum in Australia & New Zealand
  • Highlights of the Forum included:
  • • More than 170 leading companies in attendance, including institutional investors from the USA, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Germany, China, Singapore and UK
  • • An LP-only session to kick-off the forum featuring an interactive discussion with MLC, QIC, Future Fund and Sunsuper
  • • An In-depth discussion on succession planning and execution in Australian private equity with HESTA, Next capital and Quadrant Private Equity
  • • An investors panel on the LPs’ views on Australasia and beyond featuring First State Super, Future Fund, Pantheon and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • • A gala dinner in partnership with AVCAL attended by 400 industry professionals and featuring an informative and entertaining interviewing with Former NSW Premier Mike Baird
  • • A keynote address from Raphael Arndt, CIO of Future Fund on how the Future Fund invests in disruption and utilises private equity and venture capital globally to access the next generation of opportunities

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