Crescent Capital Partners is a leading Australian private equity firm.
Through our deep inhouse expertise assisting emerging and growth companies across Australia and New Zealand since 2000, we have raised over $2.5bn across six funds and completed more than 40 foundation investments and assisted our portfolio companies with over 150 follow-on acquisitions.
Grow. Increase. Expand.
Business Building
Crescent Capital is unique in its ability and track record of building out businesses from a standing start, internally and in partnership with management teams. We have a large internal team which helps accelerate a portfolio company management team’s decision making.

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High Engagement
Access to our investment and operational team brings unparalleled support to our portfolio companies. We have consistently been able to deliver significant value-add alongside our management teams.

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Partnering for Success
The foundation of our success is the working relationship we have with the business owners and leadership teams we partner with. Every year we ask all of our executives the question – Would you recommend working with Crescent to a friend or colleague?  We are proud to have globally leading NPS scores with our executive partners.

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Added Value Support
From cross portfolio introductions and business development, provision of consulting style support on key projects, through to assisting portfolio companies through major strategic change, the Crescent investment team has a unique blend of high end consulting and operational skill sets to support the investee companies.

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Our role?
We provide support for founders and senior management teams to accelerate the achievement of their goals. We see our role as working ‘on’ the business, helping accelerate business decisions by providing capital, the ‘consulting toolkit’ and ‘done it before’ experience.
We have a diverse portfolio across healthcare, industrial, financial services, technology, education and consumer brands.
In particular, in the past 10 years Crescent has been the most active private equity manager in healthcare in Australia.
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John Beevers, CEO GroundProbe
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Cameron Johnson, CEO Nucleus Network
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Stephen Ong, GM MyHealth
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Nigel Rigby, Former CEO Metro Glass
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Peter Edwards, Former CEO Cover-More
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Melinda McGrath, CEO Australian Clinical Labs
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Matt Courtney, CEO Construction Sciences
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Jason Cartwright, CEO Healthcare Australia
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Paul Wappett, CEO Australian Institute of Business
Our team have been drawn from top tier strategy consulting practices and operating leadership roles in industry.
The in house depth and breadth of consulting and operating skill sets provides support for portfolio companies to achieve their potential.
Michael Alscher
Founder, Managing Partner
BComm
25+ years experience in strategy consulting, investment and business management and public company boards.

Ex Bain & Company, LEK Partnership, Gowing Bros Limited and Chase Manhattan Bank
Chairman of Cardno Ltd (ASX), Australian Clinical Labs, National Dental Care, National Medical Services Group; Director of ClearView Ltd (ASX)
Neville Buch
Partner
BSc Eng (Hons), MBA
30+ years experience in operating roles and M&A

Ex Global Deputy Chairman of Tyco Fire & Security and former CEO of Tyco Fire and Security Asia Pacific
Chairman of NZ Panels Group, Nude by Nature, Hall Contracting and Crumpler; Director of Cardno Ltd (ASX) and Steel Mains.
Daren McKennay
Partner
BBus, MBA, CA
20+ years in healthcare sector including private equity investments

Co-founder and ex-CEO of Life
Healthcare Group Limited (ASX:LHC)
COO MIA Group Limited
11+ Years as Hospital CEO at Healthcare of Australia (Mayne)
Chairman of MyHealth, Australian Institute of Business, Nucleus Network, Sun Doctors and Healthcare Australia
Patrick Verlaine
Partner
MEng (Aeronautics) (Imperial College)
13+ years experience in strategy consulting, private equity and business development

Ex LEK and Foxtel
Chairman of Tigerlily
Nathanial Thomson
Partner
BComm (Hons), LlB (Hons)
20 years experience in strategy consulting, private equity and banking

Ex McKinsey & Company
Director of ClearView Ltd (ASX), Cardno Ltd (ASX), National Medical Services Group, National Dental Care and Australian Clinical Labs
Peter Lyon-Mercado
Partner (Finance)
BEng (Civil) (Hons), FCA, SA Fin
25+ years experience in financial management and accounting

Ex Saffery Champness (London)
Company Secretary
Why investors partner with us.
We take great pride in building long term partnerships with our investors based on an established reputation for delivering consistently strong performance. Investors in our funds include both domestic and international pension funds and endowments.
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Active Partnership
We are an equity partner that brings more than money to the relationship. With deep in house expertise, we provide the support to accelerate growth creation in our portfolio companies.
Clear Focus
We target middle market companies located in Australia and New Zealand with enterprise values of $50m to $300m.
Diverse Portfolio
We have a diverse portfolio across healthcare, industrials, financial services, technology, education and consumer brands. In particular, in the past 10 years Crescent has been the most active private equity manager in healthcare in Australia.
Experienced Team
Our team have been drawn from top tier strategy consulting practices and operating leadership roles in industry. The in house depth and breadth of consulting and operating skill sets provides support for portfolio companies to achieve their potential.
Disciplined Approach
With a reputation for delivering strong performance through a structured and disciplined approach to investment management, our team works actively alongside senior management to drive organic growth and value creation in invested companies.
Track Record
We have raised six funds since 2000 and we are a top quartile manager on global metrics. We have a track record of expanding Australian businesses into Asia with over 50% of portfolio companies having an Asian presence.
Long-Term Vision
We take great pride in building long term partnerships with our investors based on an established reputation for delivering consistently strong performance. Investors in our funds include both domestic and international pension funds and endowments.
Responsibility
As a member of the Australian Investment Council, we are bound by a set of member standards including the Australian Investment Council Code of Conduct, as well as responsible investment and valuation guidelines.
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