The PEP Investment strategy will not focus on a specific industry, but will target the
most attractive opportunities available in a variety of sectors of the Australia / New Zealand
economy. The PEP investment team have accumulated
both consulting and private equity investment experience in all of the major sectors of the
economy, but where specialised expertise is required, for eg, environmental DD, experts are used to ensure risks are managed and opportunities are maximised.
As the core of PEP’s investment philosophy is improving operations, PEP will seek to
minimise exposure to large external risks that can impact the value creation process.
As a consequence, for example, PEP Funds are unlikely to invest in businesses that depend on
commodity prices for their return. PEP Funds will also not invest in tobacco and gaming and
gambling assets, and will generally avoid investing in traditional retail businesses where the
Firm has learned that the combination of cyclical risks and high fixed costs can create
challenges that overwhelm the investment model.
PEP's approach to responsible investment evolves constantly to ensure all risks and oportunities are reviewed properly.