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 32 operating company investments and over 100 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP has managed ~A$9B of equity funds over the last 20 years, and is currently investing PEP Fund VI (A$2.5B hard cap), and the Secure Assets Fund (SAF). 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 is currently raising the PEP Secure Assets Fund, which is focused on middle-market, operationally leveraged infrastructure investments in Australia and New Zealand. The Fund targets assets with contracted cashflow and operational upside and aims to deliver IRRs in the range of 14-16%.
SAF has now completed the first three1 acquisitions for this Fund, with investments in leading companies in Australia and New Zealand operating in the utility smart metering sector and last mile infrastructure sector.
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.
1.Two investments completed to date, with another transaction announced with completion expected at the end of March 2020.
KPMG is one of the leading providers of Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting; Deals, Tax & Legal; Management Consulting; and Innovation & Digital Solutions services. In addition, KPMG tailors its services to meet the unique needs of mid-sized, fast growing and family owned businesses.
Amid times of economic change, technology advancement and industry disruption, KPMG has the depth of expertise, global reach, clarity of insight and strength of purpose to work shoulder to shoulder with our clients – now and into the future.
With the deep expertise in KPMG’s dedicated Private Equity group we will work with you on all aspects of the deal – strategy, deal orientation, transactions, data & analytics, operational value creation, tax, and enhancing value on exit.
Adamantem Capital is an Australian Private Equity firm established in 2016. Adamantem invests in mid market companies with an enterprise value between A$100 - $300m based in Australia and New Zealand and typically invests in buyout and partnership opportunities alongside founders and management teams. Adamantem is an opportunistic investor and sector agnostic, but with extensive networks and experience in Australian and New Zealand healthcare, business services and consumer staples. Adamantem has an investment team of 18 professionals with extensive experience in private equity, management consulting, corporate strategy and a long track record of successful partnerships with management teams.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Drawing on 45+ years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships, Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and has approximately $40 billion in assets under management. Adams Street has offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Anacacia Capital is a leading Australian private equity firm focused on mid-market growth buyouts. The firm has won numerous awards including the 2019 Australian Investment Council Firm of the Year and 2019 Best Small Cap Investment of the Year.
Anacacia manages >A$600m 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 Wattle Fund that can follow up with minority investments into small listed companies. Anacacia provides strategic insight and capital to outstanding management teams to help these businesses achieve better growth and diversification.
Anacacia typically focuses on companies with annual revenues of $20 to $300 million and has formerly led investments in successful businesses including Appen, Big River, Home Appliances, Lomb Scientific, Rafferty’s Garden and Yumi’s Quality Foods.
B Capital Group is a global venture and growth capital firm that invests in pioneering healthcare, financial services & insurance, industrial, consumer enablement and enterprise software companies. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Singapore, B Capital Group finds and backs transformative entrepreneurs building groundbreaking next-generation technology companies. The team is made up of experts, entrepreneurs and innovators who are reimagining the venture capital model by adding value in new ways as companies grow and prepare to scale globally. Through its strategic partnership with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), B Capital Group connects its portfolio of emerging start-ups with global, market-leading companies to build and scale sustainable businesses.
Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results.
Bain advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, operations excellence, consumer products and retail, marketing, digital transformation and strategy, technology, and advanced analytics, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1.
Founded in 1973, Bain has 58 offices in 37 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.
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Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
Coller Capital is one of the world’s leading investors in private equity’s secondary market. The firm acquires interests in private equity funds and portfolios of private companies from their original owners.
Founded in 1990, the firm is headquartered in London, and has offices in New York and Hong Kong. Coller’s multinational investment team – the world’s largest dedicated to secondaries – has a truly global reach.
In December 2015, the firm closed Coller International Partners VII, with capital commitments of $7.15 billion and backing from approximately 170 of the world’s leading institutional investors.
Hamilton Lane is an alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets services to sophisticated investors around the world. The firm has been dedicated to private markets investing for more than 28 years. We employ 374 professionals in 16 offices around the world with approximately $64.5 billion in discretionary assets under management and oversight of an additional $409 billion in advisory assets as of June 30, 2019. We provide a wide array of discretionary and non-discretionary services tailored to address the needs of our clients. We are proud to have been named a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments for seven consecutive years.
For more information, please follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.
IFM Investors was established in 1994 for the purpose of protecting and growing the retirement savings of our investors’ beneficiaries, who are millions of pension fund members globally. We are owned by 27 superannuation funds, which means we’re highly aligned with our investors’ interests.
We invest across four asset classes: infrastructure, debt, listed equities and private equity.
Long-term stewardship of our assets is fundamental to our role. We recognise that a responsible investment approach, encompassing respect for the environment, a commitment to a strong and inclusive society and good governance practices will help to maximise long-term returns for members. At the same time, this approach will benefit communities, the environment and the broader economy.
IFM Investors has been an active private equity investor in Australia and offshore since 1998. We have evolved from an investor in private equity funds to be a direct investor in companies. Since 2016, IFM Investors has built a dedicated direct private equity investment capability, led by experienced senior private practitioners with extensive direct private equity investment experience from high performing managers.
Today we manage over A$ 165 billion* across all four asset classes, making us one of the largest managers in Australia.
With offices located in London, New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney and the head-office in Melbourne, Australia, IFM Investors has one singular purpose – the prosperity of investors and their members.
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.
Openspace Ventures focuses on investments in technology companies based in Southeast Asia. It operates out of offices in Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok with a team of 24 people across over 10 different nationalities. Since launching in 2014, Openspace Ventures is now managing over US$350mn of total committed capital across three funds focused on Series A/B opportunities. Openspace Fund I has been identified as a top 5% global performer by Cambridge Associates and Preqin compared to global benchmarks. It also operates OSV+ which is an Opportunity Fund addressing the mid-stage technology opportunity in Southeast Asia with a focus on follow-ons from existing portfolio and new situations relevant to Openspace technology operations and regional value-add. Openspace has invested in 32 companies across the region including Gojek, Halodoc, Biofourmis, FinAccel, Love, Bonito, Tanihub, Tradegecko, Kumu and Whispir.
Patria Investments is the leader in alternative asset management in Latin America, with over 30 years of experience in Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Credit. Patria currently has ten offices in some of the world's leading financial centers. Since 2010, Patria has Blackstone, a global leader in alternative investment management, as a relevant partner.
Square Peg supports outstanding early stage tech founders across Australia, Israel and South East Asia. They are an experienced team who have invested over A$600m and who have deep alignment with founders and investors. The geographies they operate in have attractive tech thematics with Australia now having 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 its investors, Square Peg has delivered a strong track record of performance including three IPOs and four acquisitions of portfolio companies.
Unison Capital, originally founded in 1998 by three founding members, operates mid-cap buyout funds in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Unison Capital is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has the longest track record in its space. In 2014, Unison Capital expanded in Korea to apply its well-tested mid-cap strategy and harness its deep Japan network for value-add.
Since its inception, Unison has launched four Japan-focused funds and invested in 41 companies with 26 exits. Today, Unison manages JPY 70 billion (~$640 million) for Japan Fund IV and KRW 500 billion (~$450 million) for Korea Fund II, respectively.
Unison’s Tokyo and Seoul office comprise of 34 investment professionals, having diverse professional backgrounds in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Furthermore, Unison’s broader network extends to in-house management advisers, financial institutions, consulting firms, and other experts in two countries and beyond to drive the robust growth of our portfolio companies.