Engagement update - February 2014 Follow us


Upcoming events 2014
4 Mar: Support Team Networking - SOLD OUT
20 Mar: AVCAL Focus - IPOs, Syd
3 Apr: AVCAL Corporate Golf Day, Syd
3-4 Sep: AVCAL alpha conference®, Melb
View AVCAL's recent policy & research news.


Providing members with skills & networks

Express your interest

AVCAL offers a range of professional development events that might suit you. Let us know which of the following you would be interested in attending.

Negotiation Skills (more info below)
Financial Modelling



Hi [FirstName],

Welcome to our new engagement update, our way of keeping you informed about the many activities and outreach programs at AVCAL.

We are on the journey to building better businesses at the AVCAL alpha conference 2014. Senior LP representatives have been confirmed from Canada, the US, Asia and Australia as speakers and around 30 investors have registered already. Strong demand has been shown from senior fund managers and corporate members - we expect the event to sell out. Registrations open for you on 11 March so be sure you are ready. Here are some tips to help you with registration.

Don't forget to express your interest in our proposed Negotiation Skills Master Class or Financial Modelling.

Speak soon.
Best regards,

Deborah Young
General Manager


LP speakers confirmed include:

Dr. Charles Dallara, Partners Group
Suyi Kim, Canadian Pension Plan Investment
David Neal, Future Fund
Mark Delaney, AustralianSuper.


Senior GPs attending & speaking include:

Bill Ferris AO, CHAMP Private Equity
Phil Cave, Anchorage Capital
Rupert Harrington, Advent Private Capital
Greg Minton, Archer Capital
Patrick Elliot, Next Capital.


New for members: Negotiation Skills Master Class

With Richard Searle

Modelled on Harvard University negotiation program

A highly interactive, energetic and enjoyable class for experienced negotiators who want to refine their skills and their thinking around negotiation. Topics covered will include:

  • The Value Maximisation and Mutual Gains Framework for negotiating and influencing
  • Deal design to maximise value and advantage
  • Process design and process moves to maximise value and advantage
  • Managing the tension between creating and claiming value
  • The art of framing and persuasion
  • Consultations over your business negotiation challenges.

Express your interest



Resilience, discipline and hard work key skills for success.

Mike Pyke at AVCAL Connect - a forum for new entrants and experienced industry practitioners to engage and build peer groups.

Pictured: Deborah Young, AVCAL, Mike Pyke & Greg Minton, Archer Capital.


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   Upcoming industry events

5-7 Mar: Australia & NZ Forum, AVCJ. 10% off for AVCAL members. Yasser El-Ansary to moderate 'Real assets in Australasia - Investment opportunities for PE' and Kar Mei Tang to provide industry briefing.
8-11 Apr: Australia Week in China
15 Apr: SEA PE Conference, SVCA


Corporate partners


Welcome to our new members

Challenger Financial Services Group
Oasis Australasia
Pennam Partners

Z5 Venture Capital


Special member offers

View special offers available to AVCAL members from S&P Capital IQ, Prequin and FactSet.



AVCAL's  new working group established by the AVCAL Council aims to:

  1. Increase participation of women in the industry
  2. Increase identification & promote profiles of female participants
  3. Increase external awareness of VC & PE as a career path for women
  4. Exploring programs that will achieve the above.

Ladies in Leverage special event

Learn how Aesop and Harbert Private Equity successfully worked together. Thursday 13 March 2014 at Aesop Paddington store, 72A Oxford St Paddington. RSVP.



    Improving communication

Please send us your feedback about how we can further improve our communication to keep you up to date with what we're doing to support a strong and sustainable private equity and venture capital industry in Australia.


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