Pacific Equity Partners
|Proprietary limited company|
|Products||Private equity funds, Leveraged buyouts|
|Total assets||AUD 5.6 billion|
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) is an Australasian private equity investment firm focusing on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions primarily in Australia and New Zealand. PEP invests across a broad array of industries and will invest in turnaround and growth capital transactions.
PEP is based in Sydney, Australia and was founded in 1998 by Simon Pillar, Rickard Gardell, Paul McCullagh and Tim Sims. The majority of the firm's founders originally worked together at consulting firm Bain & Company.
The firm has approximately AUD 5.8 billion of capital under management and was among the 50 largest private equity firms.
Among the firm's most notable investments are Hoyts, REDgroup Retail (Angus & Robertson, Whitcoulls, Borders Pacific Region), Independent Liquor, Godfreys, Griffin's Foods (2006-2014; now owned by the Filipino company Universal Robina), Frucor, Peters Ice Cream and Tegel Foods.
- Hoyts to be sold to private equity group. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 24 September 2007
- Asahi to Buy New Zealand Liquor Company. New York Times, 18 August 2011
- "Pacific Equity buys Griffin's Foods". The Age (Melbourne). 1 April 2006.
- Pacific Equity Mulling Options for Tegel Foods. New York Times, 20 August 2010
- Deal seekers down under. AltAssets, 25 Apr 2007
- Pacific Equity Partners (company website)