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AVCAL 2014 Yearbook

11 November 2014

The AVCAL 2014 Yearbook, which aggregates data on fundraising, investments and divestments for the Australian PE and VC industry, was released today. See the full report here.


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  • Record number of IPO exits underpins strong returns

  • BLOG: Boosting the commercial returns from research: the missing link

    Author: Dr Kar Mei Tang, Head of Policy and Research, AVCAL AVCAL has long advocated for a stronger nexus between publicly funded research and real economic outcomes. The roadmap towards achieving this, however, has been a matter of much public debate. It was therefore a welcome move for to see the Government recently release a policy discussion paper on “Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research”. The discussion paper speaks about the key gaps in Australia’s innovation system such as the lack of research-industry collaboration, and the need for more targeted research incentives to drive commercialisation…

  • AVCAL welcomes Significant Investor Visa reforms to support investment

  • Winners of 2014 Australian Growth Company Awards announced

    The winners of the 2014 Australian Growth Company Awards were announced at a cocktail event at the Westin Hotel in Sydney last night. AVCAL would like to congratulate: Growth Company of the Year, Five D Holdings Pty Ltd Growth Technology Company of the Year, AussieCommerce Group Growth CEO of the Year, Andy Sheats, Health.com.au Pty Ltd Growth Company to Watch, Temple & Webster Pty Ltd, and Exit of the Year, 3P Learning Limited. The submissions were assessed by an independent judging panel and the awards recognise the achievements of the country's fastest growing businesses in the…

  • Competitiveness Agenda: step in the right direction, more steps

  • Key Highlights: Industry Innovation & Competitiveness Agenda

  • National Industry Investment & Competitiveness Agenda

    If Australia Wants To Produce The Next Atlassian, We Need To Make It Easy To Invest In Ideas And Commercialise Them Yasser El-Ansary for Business Insider, 14 October 2014 With the Federal Government due to release its National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda this afternoon, Yasser El-Ansary, CEO of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Ltd canvasses some of the things that need to be done to ensure the cash gets to the most innovative people. Read the full article here.

  • AVCAL Policy Update: 12 September 2014

    Financial System Inquiry With the Financial System Inquiry's interim report released in July, there is not long to wait until the final report is provided to the Treasurer in November. It is great to note the Inquiry's recognition of the valuable role played by PE and VC in backing Australian businesses. However, a stronger position needs to be taken if the final report is to meaningfully address existing barriers faced by the industry in effectively raising and deploying capital, particularly to early stage and midmarket businesses. Read AVCAL's second round submission, and the accompanying…

  • Time to shift focus onto net returns, urges AVCAL

  • 9 things we learned at AVCAL alpha - day 2

    1. 3D printing is coming We had three innovative CEOs on stage—Jodie Fox from online retailer Shoes of Prey, Bill Pike from manufacturer Byron Group and Mike McCormick from medical device specialist Osprey Medical. Three very different businesses, but the one thing they had in common was the important part that 3D printing plays in their operations.   2. Stellar returns for private equity Australian private equity is a proven high performer. According to Cambridge Associates it returned 12.4 per cent  on an annualised basis over the 10 years to 31 March 2014 (net of fees…

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