Private Equity and Prestige Cars

The Partners at Foley Durham, together with CPE Capital, were delighted to host a private cocktail party at Dutton Garage during F1 Grand Prix week for 100 influential business leaders of Australia.


Gain a new perspective on private equity and prestige cars by hearing from CPE Capital’s CEO & CIO, John Haddock, and The Dutton Group’s CEO, Suren Chandrajit.


With seventeen years at CPE Capital (CPEC), and the last five as CEO and CIO, John has been integrally involved in the firm’s investment program, as well as having overall executive responsibility.

John has been responsible for a number of CPEC’s investments, including Accolade Wines (2018), Alleasing (now Maia Financial) (2016) and United Malt Holdings (2010), all of which won AVCAL Deal of the Year awards. Currently, John serves as a Director of Dutton Group, Jaybro and Cell Care.


Suren has been the Group CEO Dutton Group since August 2018 prior to being the CEO of 2 highly successful Private Equity exists with True Value Solar and Ledified Lighting.

Suren brings a strong track record as an entrepreneur, innovator and business leader in high growth technology driven enterprises.




Those who joined us on the evening went in the running to secure a spot in the iconic Targa Tasmania Tour. The prize includes: 

  • driving the course just hours before the race

  • Spirit of Tasmania Transport (ex-Melbourne)

  • twin-share accommodation

Congratulations to the lucky winner!


Here are a few photos from what was a great evening.



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CPE Capital (CPEC) acquired The Dutton Group in 2017.  

CPE Capital is Australasia’s most experienced private equity manager, having first raised institutional capital more than 30 years ago. Since that time, CPE Capital has made more than 75 investments and deployed over $3.8 billion in equity capital.


CPEC has one of the largest dedicated investment teams in the region, with 20 investment professionals including in-house functional experts across legal, accounting and finance. CPEC has consistently delivered returns over several investment cycles. Current CPE Capital investments include Gourmet Food Holdings, Panthera Finance, Banksmeadow Recycling, StraitNZ, Dutton Group, Jaybro and Cell Care

Dutton Garage

Dutton Garage is one of the world’s premium retailers of classic, collectable, exotic and rare cars with our iconic showroom based in Melbourne, Australia. With a global buying power and an extensive international network, we are able to source, purchase and sell vehicles for customers worldwide. Our expert staff provide a fully tailored service for customers looking to purchase their next collectable, classic or exotic car.

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