19 February 2015
The latest Cambridge Associates benchmark figures show that Australian PE/VC outperformed the listed market by over 20% in the 12 months to 30 September 2014. See the figures here.
Author: Kosta Sinelnikov, Senior Research Analyst, AVCAL Last week, AVCAL released the latest Australian PE and VC performance figures for the period ending 30 September 2014. They showed very strong performance for the industry over the last 12 months, as well as consistent outperformance compared to the listed equities markets over the long term. It’s worth exploring the numbers further, and discussing what drove some of that performance. The one-year return for PE and VC was 27%, the highest it has been in almost eight years, and was 21% higher than the S&P/ASX 300…
Since our last update in December, we've had a number of important policy developments of interest to the PE and VC industry. Please click on the shortcuts below or scroll down for more details. 2015-16 Pre-Budget Submission Employee Share and Option Plans Significant Investor Visa Crowdsourced Equity Funding ASIC consultations on Fee and Cost Disclosures Board of Tax Review of Tax Impediments Faced by Small Business Tax White Paper update 2015-16 Pre-Budget Submission AVCAL's submission to the 2015-16 Pre-Budget process sets out our recommendations to the Government on the critical…
Article appears courtesy of Superfunds magazine: With successful start-up companies such as Uber gaining a lot of media attention recently, the AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION examines the contribution that the super industry makes to the private equity and venture capital asset class, and opportunities for the future expansion of the industry in Australia. Read the full article here.
Author: Yasser El-Ansary, AVCAL CEO With the first month of 2015 almost out of the way already, it’s useful to take a minute to look at what we should expect for our PE and VC industry this year. 2014 was a big year for divestments, especially via the IPO market. Notably, in the more than A$100m category, there were more PE sponsor backed IPOs than there were comparable non-PE sponsored IPOs here in Australia. And better still, those PE-backed IPOs have performed very well overall - in fact, in the next few days we&rsquo…
Author: Yasser El-Ansary, AVCAL CEO Back in late November last year AVCAL hosted our first-ever private equity and venture capital showcase event at Parliament House in Canberra. Joining us were the chief executives of seven Australian businesses that have been backed by our industry over the last few years. Representing companies such as GoGet Carshare, K-Care, Smart Sparrow, Hatchtech, Oak Tree, Cardioscan and Careers Training Group, the leaders of those businesses were with us to help to put some context to the role that our industry plays in driving investment, economic activity and employment creation. A number…
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