A base-level private equity education for Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) members will be run by accountancy firm Crowe Horwath.
AVCAL has appointed the Crowe Horwath corporate finance team as the partner of its Private Equity 101 (PE101) professional development course for an initial period of up to two years.
AVCAL chief executive Yasser El-Ansary said 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."
"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," El-Ansary said.
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," Gardiner said.
Crowe Horwath's corporate finance team, led by Andrew Fressl and Rahavan Yoganathan will have prime responsibility for the project.