Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and Online
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and Online, 199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Event Date Tue Oct 5 AEDT - Wed Oct 6 AEDT (13 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 5 2:45am - Tue Oct 5 10:20pm
Location Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and Online
199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Region APAC

Private equity and venture capital in Australia is back on a track. The rebound in dealmaking is expected in 2021 following a pause when Covid-19 struck the country last year and the reopening of the IPO market presents a favourable and timely option for exits. Of course, the industry has had to adapt and pivot to a new way of operating and undoubtably those investors with exposure to assets that were impacted sharply by COVID-19 will continue to require a robust operating strategy to deal with the challenges ahead. It will be interesting to see how fund managers and LPs are adapting their investment theses, what a post-pandemic value creation playbook looks like and the outlook for the industry as it reflects on the pandemic 12 months on and plans for the next wave of activity.

Since 2003, the AVCJ Australia & New Zealand Forum has been an important meeting place for the leaders of the alternative investments industry in the region. From private equity and venture capital funds, to the regions sovereign wealth funds and family offices, the AVCJ Forum is where the community gather to exchange ideas, catch up with friends and meet their next business partner.


2021 Speakers


James Laurenceson
Director, Australia-china Relations Institute (Acri), University of Technology Sydney

Serge Allaire
Head of Private Equity, Cbus

Katie Beith
Senior Investment Strategist, Responsible Investment, Nz Super Fund

Graeme Bibby
Cio, Partners Wealth Group

Steve Byrom
Founding Partner, Potentum Partners

Amit Chand
Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Aware Super

Tammi Fisher
Director, Private Equity, Future Fund

Jon Freeman
Partner, Coller Capital

Ben Hart
Partner & Head of Investor Relations (Asia), Adams Street Partners

Michael Hoffmann
Portfolio Manager – Private Investments, Myer Family Investments

James Lilico
Portfolio Manager - Private Capital, Sunsuper

Will Macaulay
General Manager, Unlisted Assets, Hesta

Jenny Newmarch
Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Aware Super

Yar-ping Soo
Partner, Primary Investments, Adams Street Partners

Neil Stanford
Head of Private Equity, Hostplus

Suzanne Tavill
Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, Stepstone

Alex Wilmerding
Partner, Pantheon Ventures

Kathryn Young
Head of Investments, Cambooya Pty Ltd


David Bluff
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Jeff Bohl
Cfo, Incloudcounsel

Tim Burroughs
Managing Editor, Asian Venture Capital Journal

Grant Chamberlain
Partner, Oneventures

Mark Chiba
Group Chairman & Partner, The Longreach Group

Alister Coleman
Founder and Managing Partner, Folklore

Marcus Darville
Managing Partner, Quadrant Private Equity

Eric Deram
Managing Partner, Flexstone Partners

Yasser El-ansary
Chief Executive, Australian Investment Council

Nick Gainsley
Partner, Oneventures

James Ganley
Managing Principal
Carval Investors

Craig Gribble
Managing Partner, Allen Partners

Frank Heckes
Partner, Eqt Partners

Tony Holt
Co-founder and Partner, Square Peg

Peter Kalan
Operating Partner, Navis Capital Partners

Anthony Kerwick
Managing Director, Adamantem Capital

Simon Kinzett
Investor Relations, Permira

Matt Klein
Partner & Head of Low Carbon Economy Transition (Asia Pac), Erm

Matthew Koertge
Managing Partner, Telstra Ventures

Ken Licence
Managing Director, Principle Advisory Services

David Lyon
Managing Director New York, Neuberger Berman

Elicia Mcdonald
Partner, Airtree Ventures

Matthew Michelini
Senior Partner, Head of Asia Pacific and Co-head of Hybrid Value, Apollo Global Management

Natasha Morris
Director, Adamantem Capital

Tony Moussa
Partner Debt Advisory, Kpmg

Chester Moynihan
Founding Partner, Allegro Funds

Lincoln Pan
Partner and Co-head of Private Equity, Pag

Robert Petty
Co-ceo & Co-cio, Fiera Capital (Asia)

Kevin Roche
Managing Director, Capital Solutions, Cpe Capital

Jo Saleeba
Head of Sustainability, New Forests

Jeremy Samuel
Managing Director, Anacacia Capital

Niki Scevak
Co-founder and Partner, Blackbird Ventures

Kyle Shaw
Founder and Managing Partner, Shawkwei & Partners

James Viles
Partner, Bain & Company

David Willis
Partner – Transaction Services, National Head of Private Equity, Kpmg

Shannon Wolfers
Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors & Partners

• 57 Stars
• Aberdeen Standard Investments
• Accident Compensation Corporation
• Activus Investment Advisors
• Adams Street Partners
• Albert Group
• Alberts Family Office
• AlpInvest
• AMB Capital
• AMP Capital
• AMP Life
• Armitage Associates
• Asia Alternatives
• AustralianSuper
• Aware Super
• Axiom Asia Private Capital
• BlackRock Alternative Strategies
• BlackRock Private Equity Partners
• Brightlight Group
• BTV Management
• Cambiata Schweiz AG
• Capital Dynamics
• Christian Super
• Coller Capital
• Colonial First State
• Commonfund Capital
• Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
• Continuity Capital Partners
• DuPont Capital
• EISS Super
• Employees Retirement System of Texas
• European Investment Bank
• Future Fund
• Funds SA
• Gopher Asset Management
• Greenspring Associates
• Hamilton Lane
• HarbourVest Partners
• Hermes GPE
• Hesta
• JP Morgan Asset Management
• Korea Investment Corporation
• Lawson Grove Capital Partners
• Lexington Partners
• Leyland Private Asset Management
• LGT Capital Partners
• Local Government Super
• Manulife Capital
• MassMutual Life Insurance
• Metlife Investment
• Mine Wealth - Wellbeing
• MLC Private Equity
• Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
• Mutual Trust
• Neuberger Berman
• New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
• NGS Super
• Noah Holdings Australia
• North-East Private Equity Asia
• Northgate Capital
• NSW Treasury Corporation
• NZ Super Fund
• Old Mutual
• Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
• OPTrust Private Markets Group
• Pantheon Ventures
• Partners Group
• Pavilion Capital
• Perpetual
• Pindari Capital
• Portfolio Advisors
• Potentum Partners
• Privos Capital
• Quentin Ayers
• Quilvest Private Equity
• REST Industry Super
• Skip Capital
• Stafford Capital Partners
• Stafford Private Equity
• StepStone
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
• Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group
• Sunsuper
• Telstra Super
• TFO Management
• The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
• Top Tier Capital Partners
• Tulla Private Equity Group
• Uniting Financial Services
• University of New South Wales
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Sydney Investment Office
• Vantage Asset Management
• Varma Mutual Pension Insurance
• Walsh Bay Partners
• Wilshire

• PEP Pacific Equity Partners


• Adamantem Capital
• Adams Street
• Bain & Company
• Coller Capital
• Folklore
• InCloudCounsel
• Natixis Investment Managers Flextone Partners
• Neuberger / Berman
• One Ventures
• Square Peg
• Telstra Ventures