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AVCAL 2014 Deal Metrics Report

17 December 2014

The AVCAL 2014 Deal Metrics, which tracks trends in investment PE and VC activity, including key valuation and debt multiples, was released today. See the report here.


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    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…

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    Author: Adrian O’Shannessy, Director, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills The Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda on 14 October brought with it the announcement of welcome changes to the taxation of employee shares and options. In response to sustained industry calls the start-up sector will be the major beneficiary, with employee options squarely back on the agenda. Start-ups will be able to offer employees: tax only upon realisation of value; and capital gains tax rather than income tax. Australian start-ups finally will be able to match their US and UK competitors. This is…

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