Registration and networking
- Adrian Herbert – Managing Editor, Private Equity Media
Challenges and opportunities post COVID-19
Outline of the economic effects of the pandemic and what it means for the Australian and New Zealand private capital markets over the year ahead.
- Paul Bloxham – Chief Economist Australia and New Zealand, HSBC
Running a growth fund – why it is different from venture or buyout
Outline of early (first year) experiences in developing a growth fund. Contrast with (primarily) buyout funds as well as venture funds. What should a growth investor look for in an investment and what should it offer in addition to potential for a cash return?
- Simon Pither – Partner, Quadrant Private Equity
Impact investing – the commercial lessons
- James Burton – Senor Manager, Strategy, LeapFrog Investments
Networking Morning Tea
Can Growth Capital and Venture firms work together for mutual benefit?
It would seem to be natural for tech companies to progress from venture to growth funding as they develop. Are there opportunities to improve this process? Where and how should Growth Capital and VC firms work together?
Why ESG considerations can make or break an investment
- Suzanne Tavill – Partner, StepStone Group – interviewed by David Potter, Head of Business Development, Apex
Sources of funding – getting the balance right between debt and equity
Entrepreneurs need funding to convert ideas into viable businesses. Investors want security for their capital. How can the different requirements be balanced?
Scaling up a business – practicalities and pitfalls
Even with adequate funding, scaling up a business can be a challenging process. This session takes an inside look at why some succeed and some fail.
Networking Afternoon Tea
Opportunities for growth – new needs, new industries