Long track record of success
The senior team has worked together for a long time. Prior to establishing PEP in 1998, they led the largest and most successful strategy consulting business in the region.
Funds managed or advised by PEP have made 36 operating company investments, and over 120 bolt-on acquisitions.
The firm has approximately A$7.1 billion in assets under management. It is the largest Private Markets fund manager in Australasia as measured by FUA.
PEP Fund VI closed in July 2020 at the hard cap of A$2.5 billion. The Secure Assets Fund closed in June 2020 at A$360 million.
Partnership with management
The background of the PEP principals in strategy and implementation combines with the industry knowledge and operational experience of the operating company management teams to deliver full potential at individual operating companies. Success is based on a partnership model comprising agreed objectives, share economics and mutual trust.
Gateway to the region
The PEP Funds target investments in a wide range of industries including industrial services, energy, consumer products, entertainment and 'big data'/financial services. A number of these businesses already have operations in Asia, and others are in the process of developing operations in the region.
PEP is frequently recognised by the industry as a leader and has received many awards including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year, Responsible Investment of the Year and Private Equity Firm of the Year, and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by Preqin.
Excellent and consistent returns
All mature PEP funds are currently in the top two quartiles.