Crowe Horwath, one of Australia’s leading accountancy firms, and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) have announced a partnership centred on the provision of foundation level private equity education for AVCAL members.

AVCAL, the national association representing the private equity and venture capital industry in Australia, has appointed the Crowe Horwath Corporate Finance team as the event series partner of its successful Private Equity 101 (PE101) professional development course for an initial period of up to two years.

AVCAL Chief Executive Officer, Yasser El-Ansary said foundation level programs such as PE101 are critically important to the private equity and venture capital industry, because they allow for the next generation of leaders to acquire the skills they need to succeed, while at the same time helping to foster strong networks that will continue throughout their career.

“We have worked with the Crowe Horwath Corporate Finance team for some time, and we know they have the depth of experience and skills to deliver significant value to members of our industry going through the PE101 program,” said Mr El-Ansary.

“The AVCAL and Crowe Horwath relationship will be a true partnership, as much of the training provided by Crowe Horwath will be carried out with the active involvement of a number of private equity and venture capital fund managers, who will share their first-hand investment experience with course participants,” Mr El-Ansary added.

Findex Global Head of Business Development, Peter Gardiner said both Findex and Crowe Horwath are looking forward to working with AVCAL.

“We know the private equity space very well. We are looking forward to working alongside senior fund managers and sharing our insights and skills with new participants into the industry.

“Crowe Horwath’s Corporate Finance team, led by Andrew Fressl and Rahavan Yoganathan will have prime responsibility for the project.

“Our Corporate Finance division is an outstanding team with an outstanding record across many sectors. Today’s announcement is recognition of this fact.

“Everyone here is looking forward to our collaboration with AVCAL,” Mr Gardiner said.



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About Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath Australasia is the largest provider of practical accounting, audit, tax, business and financial advice to individuals and small and medium enterprises from a comprehensive network of over 100 offices. The team includes approximately 3,000 principals, professionals and support staff located in Australia and New Zealand. Crowe Horwath Australasia was formally privatised and inducted into Findex on 6 January, 2015. Crowe Horwath International is ranked amongst the top 10 global accounting networks, and is known for delivering quality audit, tax and advisory services in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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About Findex
Findex is one of Australasia’s leading providers of integrated financial advisory and accounting services.
With a vision to ‘revolutionise wealth and empower ambition’, Findex delivers comprehensive advice across the full spectrum of financial services, facilitated through its Family Office approach. At the cornerstone of this approach are four prominent and embedded beliefs; relationships and technology, holistic advice, continuous evolution, and a one best way process. It is an amalgamation of these beliefs which has positioned Findex as the pre-eminent, privately owned thought leader in the financial advisory and accountancy space.
The breadth of offering under the Findex banner is fully diversified and ‘best of breed’, providing solutions across the entire financial services market, through brands including Crowe Horwath Australasia, Centric Wealth, Prescott Securities, CIVIC Financial Planning, MBP Advisory, Financial Index Wealth Accountants, MOVO Online Financial Advice, Analysis-One and Pinnacle Same Day Tax Refunds.
Boasting a wide and strategically dispersed presence across Australia and New Zealand, Findex is passionate about ensuring clients are provided access to the very best expertise they need, and robust financial solutions that will ultimately see them through their entire business journey.

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The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) is a national association which represents the private equity and venture capital industries. AVCAL’s members comprise most of the active private equity and venture capital firms in Australia. These firms provide capital for early stage companies, later stage expansion capital, and capital for management buyouts of established companies.

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