Who we are
The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) is a national association which represents the private equity and venture capital industries. AVCAL's members comprise most of the active private equity and venture capital firms in Australia. These firms provide capital for early stage companies, later stage expansion capital, and capital for management buyouts of established companies.
AVCAL members build better businesses
The investment model used by the Venture Capital and Private Equity industry supports the building of stronger businesses that can deliver sustainable increases in enterprise value over the long-term.
AVCAL's core objective
To ensure that the business community and other key stakeholders understand the benefits of the private capital model of business ownership, and the role that it can play in contributing to investment and employment growth across the Australian economy.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2014-17
|Policy & Advocacy||Investor Engagement||Connected Community|
|Boost awareness and recognition of the PE / VC private capital model as a mainstream investment option, which contributes to the building of a stronger Australian economy.||Build on the level of engagement with existing investors into PE / VC funds, and provide relevant information to assist the industry to build relationships with new investors domestically and internationally.||Foster a connected private capital community that comes together to enhance knowledge and skills for the benefit of member organisations.|
Author: Adrian O’Shannessy, Director, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills
Author: Dr Kar Mei Tang, Head of Policy and Research, AVCAL