Growth Capital Forum 2021

Wednesday 24 February 2021 • Ivy Sunroom, Sydney
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Ivy Sunroom, Sydney

Recovery Opportunities

This year’s Growth Capital Forum will explore the theme Recovery Opportunities.

Growth Capital Forum 2021 will be the first live private capital event of 2021. Participants will be able to contribute with some of the sector’s key figures.

Topics will include:

  • Challenges and opportunities post COVID-19
  • Running a growth fund – why it is different from buy-out and venture
  • Can Growth Capital and Venture firms work together for mutual benefit?
  • Scaling up a business – practicalities and pitfalls
  • Routes to exit

Attend the Forum for a window on the future of Growth Capital! The last year has been one of mixed fortunes for growth capital investee companies. Some have seen their markets shrink and have had to focus on survival; others have been challenged to scale-up much faster than they had planned, which has presented new problems.

Over a full day, the Forum will call on the expertise and experience of investors and entrepreneurs who will candidly share their knowledge and experiences through presentations, panel discussions, interviews and fireside chats.

Hosted by Private Equity Media, this event will offer unique opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking and deal flow generation.

Growth Capital Forum 2021

Wednesday 24 February 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm
Ivy Sunroom
330 George Street, Sydney
Cost: $450 per ticket

*Prices include GST

Speakers

Elaine Stead

Elaine Stead

Managing Director, Human VC

Genevieve Gregor

Genevieve Gregor

Partner, Colinton Capital

Dr Michelle Deaker

James Burton

Senior Manager, Strategy, Leapfrog

Justin Ryan

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist Australia and New Zealand, HSBC

Melissa Widner

Melissa Widner

CEO, Lighter Capital

Questions and issues the Forum is considering addressing:

  • What’s on the horizon and where will the future opportunities most likely be for Growth Equity?
  • With an unprecedented supply of capital – what added value can growth capital provide for founders?
  • How best to navigate the difficult conversations investors need to have with the founders they partner with?
  • Are venture firms seeing growth capital firms as an opportunity to exit their investments – and if not, why not?
  • How to balance risk and governance while being nimble to embrace opportunities?
  • What are the viable funding options for scaling companies? How does growth capital stack up against venture capital or IPOs?
  • What are the desirable characteristics in a good manager?
  • What ingredients make the perfect growth capital partnership and how to make that cake again – and again?!!
  • How best to navigate the dynamics of minority investing?
  • What and where are the exit opportunities and how to plan for them?
  • How do investment horizons affect the opportunities of growth capital firms, venture capital firms, family offices and individual investors?
  • Will impact investing remain a niche or will it eventually pervade all investment areas?
  • What’s on the horizon and where will the future opportunities most likely be for Growth Equity?
  • With an unprecedented supply of capital – what added value can growth capital provide for founders?
  • How best to navigate the difficult conversations investors need to have with the founders they partner with?
  • Are venture firms seeing growth capital firms as an opportunity to exit their investments – and if not, why not?
  • How to balance risk and governance while being nimble to embrace opportunities?
  • What are the viable funding options for scaling companies? How does growth capital stack up against venture capital or IPOs?
  • What are the desirable characteristics in a good manager?
  • What ingredients make the perfect growth capital partnership and how to make that cake again – and again?!
  • How best to navigate the dynamics of minority investing?
  • What and where are the exit opportunities and how to plan for them?
  • How do investment horizons affect the opportunities of growth capital firms, venture capital firms, family offices and individual investors?
  • Will impact investing remain a niche or will it eventually pervade all investment areas?

Who attends?

In 2019 the audience comprised of representatives from:

  • Institutional investors
  • Private equity and venture capital fund managers
  • Investment firms
  • Family offices
  • High net-worth individual investors
  • Professional service firms
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Institutional investors
  • Private equity and venture capital fund managers
  • Investment firms
  • Family offices
  • High net-worth individual investors
  • Professional services firms
  • Entrepreneurs

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