Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - On Monday September 13th, Australia’s leading private investment platform Wholesale Investor, in association with principal support partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, will host the Wholesale Investor Capital Expo at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.

Many private and small cap ASX listed companies struggle for visibility with the focus of financial markets and media mainly concentrated on the ASX 300 and larger private companies. The Wholesale Investor Capital Expo is about placing a spotlight on the companies of the future, and the CEOs who lead them.

“Capital and wisdom are vital to innovative growth companies," says Managing Director of Wholesale Investor Steve Torso. "We are proud to be showcasing 20 of Australia’s most innovative companies, to sophisticated investors, brokers, fund managers and industry participants.”

Industry Leading Speakers and Investor Education

Investors will have the opportunity to hear from renowned entrepreneurs, leading angel investors and industry authorities, who combined have been able to create nearly $1 billion value from growth companies. They include:

  • Simon Baker, CEO, Classified Ad Ventures (Former CEO of

Local and international market potential for Australian Online companies

  • Dr Tom McKaskill, world renowned angel investor

How to identify companies with strong strategic value and trade sale potential

  • John Vouris, Partner, Lawler Partners

Insights into the opportunities currently available in the Distressed Asset Investment space

  • Ann Bowering, CEO, SIM Venture Securities Exchange

Local and International opportunities available for the Cleantech sector and why Asian investors see great potential in Australian Cleantech innovations

  • Glenn Cross, COO, AusBiotech

Latest innovations and investment opportunities in Biotechnology in Australia

“There is considerable demand from investors seeking to take meaningful stakes in private and micro-cap companies," Wholesale Investor's Reuben Buchanan says. "This is a great opportunity for up to 300 of them to meet with 20 promising companies in the one place.”

Examples of Companies Presenting

Examples of the companies being showcased range from Easyfood, which supplies more than 3000 pharmacies around the world with pre-manufactured dietary meals, to Phylogica, a small cap ASX Listed company which has recently announced agreements with large Pharma's Roche and AstraZeneca subsidiary Medimmune, to Planet Power, which is a renewable energy product supplier with eight franchises around Australia and growing rapidly.

Entry is free. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Attending investors will also receive over $500 worth of bonus investor education, a USB Stick and 12-month subscription to Wholesale Investor Magazine.

The Wholesale Investor Capital Expo - Event Details

Date: Monday 13th September
Time: 12.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney
Catering: Canapes will be served throughout the entire expo.
Entry: FREE. Limited places, registration is essential.

To register for the Wholesale Investor Capital Expo, go to

Event Support Partners

Event partners for the Wholesale Investor Capital Expo include principal support partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, along with Computershare, Datamonitor, Patersons, Professional Public Relations, SmartCompany, AusBiotech, SIM Venture Securities Exchange, BoardroomRadio, Argyle Lawyers, Sydney Cleantech Network, AAAI and DH Flinders.

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Wholesale Investor

Wholesale Investor is Australia's leading private investment platform showcasing Private, Pre-IPO and Life Sciences ASX Listed Opportunities to over 8,600 High Net Worth, Professional and International investors.
Steve Torso
P: Ph: 1300 597 595


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