Partnering with business owners and management
to build leading growth companies

About Odyssey

Odyssey Private Equity invests in leading, mid-sized growth companies in Australia and New Zealand, that have the potential to be future leaders in their market segment.

We manage a A$275 million fund raised from major financial institutions, including a number of leading Australian superannuation funds.

Odyssey’s partners share a passion for growing successful businesses, by partnering with management teams and business owners.


Three experienced partners with a shared passion for growing businesses

George Penklis
Managing Partner

Gareth Banks

Paul Readdy




Odyssey invests in profitable, mid-sized, growing businesses in Australia and New Zealand, to fund organic expansion, acquisitions, management buyouts / buy-ins and shareholder restructures. Odyssey will invest in both control and minority equity positions.

We work closely with management teams and business owners, bringing experience and equity capital to maximise the growth and strategic value of companies we invest in. Direct involvement by Odyssey’s partners means quick, flexible decision making.

Commitment to ESG

Odyssey recognises that careful management and sustained progress on environmental, social and governance initiatives will improve the environment and society as a whole and ultimately lead to better investment outcomes and returns over the longer term for all stakeholders in Odyssey, the Fund and the Fund’s portfolio companies.

ESG initiatives will vary across the different companies, sectors and regions in which Odyssey invests and ESG factors will impact the performance of Odyssey’s investments to varying degrees. Odyssey seeks to make continual progress on the priority ESG initiatives at each company.

The following guiding themes are fundamental to Odyssey’s responsible investment beliefs:

Odyssey’s ESG Policy can be found here.

Odyssey also complies with the private industry (AIC) code of conduct, which can be found here.

Odyssey is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and has been since March 2017.

Odyssey has been certified as Carbon Neutral against the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard and is a proud member of the Climate Active Network. The Public Disclosure Summary for the 2020/21 financial year can be read here.

Come with us on the Journey…


Odyssey’s partners bring a wealth of experience, drawn from more than 50 private equity investments during our careers.

We have successfully invested across a broad range of industry sectors, including consumer products, retail, financial services, industrial products and services, equipment rental, distribution, aged care, manufacturing and building products.

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Odyssey Private Equity
ABN 11 614 042 563

Level 31, 200 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Odyssey is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment.

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Odyssey is a member of the Australian Investment Council.

Odyssey is a member of the Climate Active Network.

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