Foundations of Private Capital

Foundations of Private Capital

Foundations of Private Capital


This comprehensive course is aimed at early career investment professionals looking to accelerate their experience and knowledge through skills development and deal simulations led by the some of the private capital industry’s most senior leaders. The program combines three online sessions run over three weeks, followed by an all-inclusive two day residential course and networking event in Sydney.


Modelled on the highly successful British Private Equity & Venture Capital industry’s Foundations course, this program will be targeted at delivering a comprehensive base of knowledge and skills across private equity, venture and private credit, hearing from senior industry practitioners who will share their hands-on experience and career learnings from the perspective of both fund managers as well as institutional investors.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this practitioner-led knowledge and skills building program it is anticipated that course participants will:


  • understand the role of private capital within the funds management and investment sector, as well as the machinery of how the industry works, and the constituent components of the broader ecosystem within which the industry exists;
  • have an advanced understanding of the relevant issues in the context of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private capital investments;
  • apply and interpret alternative private capital valuation methodologies as part of a robust and comprehensive diligence process;
  • understand how the private capital industry is evolving, and the importance of ESG and diversity and inclusion to the future of the industry;
  • acquire familiarity with the full spectrum of private capital investments from early-stage start-ups, through to growth and expansion capital, as well as management and leveraged buyouts, encompassing an understanding of the differing risk and return profiles of different investment strategies within private capital; and
  • be able to apply a private capital investment mindset to ‘real world’ business case studies.


Webinar - Part 1
Tuesday, 6 July 6pm - 9pm AEST

Introduction to private capital

  • Industry overview
  • Fundraising
  • Investment returns


Webinar - Part 2
Tuesday, 13 July 6pm - 9pm AEST

Focus on buy-outs

  • Deal origination
  • Due diligence
  • Deal structuring


Webinar - Part 3
Tuesday, 20 July 6pm - 9pm AEST
Focus on venture and growth

  • Structuring the transaction
  • Funding rounds and instruments
  • Managing relationships with founders


Residential Course | Hyatt Regency, Sydney
Thursday, 22 July 8.30am - 9.30pm
Friday, 23 July 8.30am - 6.30pm

Driving value in portfolio companies, networking dinner and drinks

  • Responsible investment principles and practices
  • Negotiation skills
  • PE/VC/Private Credit deal simulations and case studies
  • Managing the portfolio and value creation
  • Exit strategies


Cameron Blanks   Dr Michelle Deaker   Chester Moynihan
Pacific Equity Partners   OneVentures   Allegro Funds

Matthew Turner   Nicole Connolly   Natasha Morris
Intermediate Capital Group   Allegro Funds   Adamantem Capital

Georgina Varley   Stuart Westmore
  Marcus Simpson
Adamantem Capital   L.E.K. Consulting   PMGS Global

Paul Evans   Adrian Kerley
Ironbridge Capital   IFM Investors  


GP/LP members   $4,400

Corporate members   $5,500

Non-members   $8,800
* Pricing is per person and includes GST.

CPD Hours

Participation in this program will deliver a total of 24 CPD hours towards professional body annual learning requirements.


06/07/2021 - 23/07/2021

12:00AM - 12:00AM


Hyatt Regency -
161 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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