22 March 2017
VPEG2 Commits $7.5m to Odyssey Private Equity Fund 8

Odyssey Private Equity Fund 8 is a $275m growth capital fund, managed by Sydney, Australia based, Odyssey Private Equity (Odyssey)

Odyssey was established in early 2017 by Gareth Banks, Jonathan Kelly and Paul Readdy, former CHAMP Ventures directors, as well as George Penklis, a co-founder and former partner of Quadrant Private Equity.

Odyssey’s partners bring a wealth of experience, drawn from more than 50 private equity investments completed during their careers.

Read more about the Odyssey Private Equity Fund 8

7 March 2017
VPEG3 Receives Unconditional Registration from Australian Government Department

Vantage Private Equity Growth 3, LP (VPEG3) today received UNCONDITIONAL registration status by the Innovation Investment Committee of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

This unconditional registration positions VPEG3 as one of only a limited number of COMPLYING Venture Capital or Growth Private Equity (VCPE) funds for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV), approved by this Australian Government Department to operate and commence its investment program.

VPEG3 satisfied all the criteria required to achieve unconditional registration, including having raised in excess of $10m in investment commitments, managed by a highly experienced Australian Financial Services Licensed fund manager with a more than 15 year track record of investment in Private Equity, as well as having a diverse spread of more than 80 investors with no single investor representing more than 5% of total investment commitments.

Approximately 25% of all committed capital raised to date by VPEG3 have come from SIV applicants, attracted to VPEG3’s diversified, growth private equity investment strategy.

VPEG3 is the lowest risk, capital stable, VCPE investment currently available for SIV applicants, as it invests ultimately into a diversified portfolio of profitable companies, ultimately managed by the top tier private equity fund managers in Australia (no startups, no early stage or venture capital investments).

VPEG3 remains open to new investors and is accepting applications and issuing interests in the fund monthly. To participate in a monthly close, applications must be received by 5pm on the last business day of each month.

To invest in VPEG3 click on the relevant Link below;

INVEST IN VPEG3 (Significant Investor Visa Applicants)

INVEST IN VPEG3 (Sophisticated Investors)

16 January 2017
VPEG3 Completes $20m First Close

Vantage Private Equity Growth 3 (VPEG3) successfully completed its First Close on 16 January 2017 with 75 investors committing approximately $20m of capital to the Fund, allowing VPEG3 to commence its investment program.

VPEG3 is now scheduled to make its first investment commitment during the March 2017 quarter, to a mid-market focused, expansion / buyout fund managed by a highly experienced, top quartile performing, Australian domiciled, private equity fund manager.

With a target raise of $100m, VPEG3 currently remains open for new investors to participate, including Sophisticated Investors and Significant Investor Visa (SIV) Applicants, with month-end closes planned until the target fund size is reached.

VPEG3 will continue with the same successful investment strategy of its predecessor funds, VPEG & VPEG2 and is focused exclusively on investing in the strongest performing, small to mid-market, expansion & buyout segment of private equity in Australia and New Zealand.

To Invest in VPEG3 please click on the following link; Invest Now in VPEG3

15 September 2016
Allegro II Sells Great Southern Rail to Quadrant Private Equity

Vantage Private Equity Growth 2 (VPEG2) investee, Allegro Fund II, today announced that Quadrant Private Equity has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Allegro II portfolio company, Great Southern Rail (GSR).

GSR is the operator of luxury Australian transcontinental passenger rail services, The Ghan, The Indian Pacific and The Overland.

Allegro initially acquired GSR in May 2015, with a 16-month ownership period that saw it stabilise the business and more than double its earnings.

Read more about Allegro’s Sale of GSR to Quadrant

31 August 2016
Vantage Private Equity Growth 2 investee, CHAMP IV Invests in Container Logistics Software provider Containerchain

On 31 August 2016 CHAMP IV invested in Containerchain, a business to business, web based technology software provider servicing the container logistics sector.

Containerchain’s technological solutions are tailored to the intricacies of the Landside, Dockside and Waterside needs of all participants in the industry including freight forwarders, importers, exporters, transport operators, empty container depots and shipping lines.

Read more about CHAMP IV’s Containerchain Acquisition

13 July 2016
Vantage Private Equity Growth Limited investee, Next Capital II, successfully lists portfolio company, Scottish Pacific Group, on the ASX

Scottish Pacific Group (ASX:SCO) has been admitted to the Official List of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with its ordinary shares trading on the ASX from midday 13 July 2016.

Scottish Pacific Group is the clear market leader in the SME finance sector, with more than 1600 clients in Australia and New Zealand, handling more than $10 billion of invoices each year and providing debtor and trade finance funding exceeding $800 million.

Based on the listing price, Scottish Pacific Group will have a market cap of over $440m.

Read more about Next Capital II’s exit of Scottish Pacific Group

27 June 2016
Vantage Asset Management Listed as a Complying SIV Fund Manager on Victorian Government Significant Investor Services Directory

Following extensive Due Diligence by the Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Vantage Asset Management Pty Limited has today been listed in the “Live in Melbourne” Significant Investor Services Directory as a complying Fund Manager for the Significant Investor Visa, Private Equity investment stream.

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7 March 2016
Vantage Private Equity Growth 3 Now Open for Investment

On 1 July 2015, the Australian Government implemented new Significant Investor Visa (SIV) requirements under a revised ‘Complying Investment Framework’ developed by Austrade. Of the AU$5 million total investment required, a mandatory investment of at least AU$500,000 (or up to AU$3,500,000) is required to be made into, AusIndustry registered, Venture Capital or Growth Private Equity (VCPE) complying funds, including Fund of Funds.

Vantage Private Equity Growth 3 (VPEG3) is a SIV complying, Australian Fund of Funds, focused on investing in the lowest risk segment of VCPE, Growth Private Equity.

VPEG3 is now open for investment by both Significant Investor Visa Applicants as well as sophisticated investors. To request a copy of the VPEG3 information memorandum please email info@vantageasset.com or call Vantage on +612 8211 0477

Read more about VPEG3, a complying investment for the Significant Investor Visa

14 April 2015

Vantage Asset Management featured in Asian Venture Capital Journal / Cover story

Strategies of Scale; Fund-of-funds weigh up the benefits or going large or niche. Vantage Asset Management’s unique and focussed, private equity investment strategy discussed in detail.
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