Arvid Petersen is Chairman of Petersen Group. Based in Sydney Australia, Petersen Group is a diversified investment company focussing on private equity, property and other family office related entities. Their private equity investments are primarily in private education and hospitality.
Mr Petersen has had a long and successful history in private education with his first investment in 1994. A founding shareholder of Study Group Australia, Mr Petersen led the growth of the company prior to selling to Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) in 2003.
In 2006 Mr Petersen partnered with CHAMP private equity to buy the global operations of Study Group. After growing the business significantly over the ensuing five years, the company was then sold to Providence Equity Partners in 2010. Mr Petersen has remained on the board of Study Group and retains a significant shareholding.
Prior to his involvement in private education, Mr Petersen spent many years in the soft drink industry with Pepsi Cola, coming to Australia from Canada in 1989 to establish Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia, where he was the founding Managing Director.
Mr Petersen also serves on the boards on Scentia Education and the Petersen Family Foundation.
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