Program

Wednesday 23 February 2022

9:00am
Registration and networking
9:30am

Welcome

9:35am
(Panel discussion) Digital disruption; the omnipresent change agent

Digital disruption is the wind under the wings of most growth strategies. We will discuss how digitisation, including Web3 technologies, is continuing to disrupt business models – and even industries.

10:20am

(Panel discussion) Specialisation; a growth capital success formula?
Focussing on the right thing: how can we harness specialisation to boost growth capital outcomes?

  • Felix Danziger – Managing Director, HD Partners
  • Stephen Panizza – Head of Renewable Energy, Federation Asset Management
  • Simon Pither – Partner, Quadrant Private Equity (Lead, Quadrant Growth Fund 2)
  • Cheyne Tan – Operating Partner, Potentia
  • Moderated by: Sharon Lim – Director of Content, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA)

11:05am

Networking Morning Tea

11:30am

(Presentation) Succession investing

Succession investing typically involves backing the corporatisation of family businesses or other owner-managed enterprises which do not have a succession plan in place. What are the challenges, opportunities and tips to build successful companies with succession investing?

12:00pm

(Panel discussion) Healthcare sector opportunities
The pandemic has spotlighted the potential to use technologies such as AI to streamline medical services as well as underlining the importance of investing in emerging scientific discoveries. Tap into this panel to hear about new investment opportunities ranging from commercialisation of scientific discoveries to using software developed in other fields to improve the delivery of medical services.

12:45pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

(Presentation) Building a fund with an ESG focus

Adamantem Capital’s second fund focuses solidly on responsible investing, defined by environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. Rob will share how this applies to both the selection and management of investments.

2:00pm

(Panel discussion) Debt funding
Listen in to this insightful panel to explore the types of debt funding available to growing businesses and how to get the balance right between debt and equity; plus the pros and cons of accessing offshore debt.

2:45pm

Networking Afternoon Tea

3:15pm

(Panel discussion) Introduction to search funds

Search funds are relatively new to Australia but are well established elsewhere as an alternative to venture capital and private equity for financing business development. Over time, search funds have the potential to provide additional investment opportunities for growth investors. Discover more about search funds – the legal and admin structure and implications; the search journey from capital raise to CEO; and the appeal of the search sector from an investor’s perspective.

4:00pm

(Panel discussion) Offshore focus: positioning for global growth

Growth companies typically reach an inflection point where they need to position for global growth. Hear why having the right investors and advisers is essential for successful transition.

4:45pm

Closing remarks

5:00pm

Networking drinks
* This program is subject to change

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