Private equity trends in Australia – the facts

15th Mar 12

AVCAL has had published in UK-based Financier Worldwide's "Global Reference Guide: Private Equity & Venture Capital 2012” commentary about the Australian PE industry.

"They say any press is good press, and Mitt Romney’s US Republican presidential nomination campaign has certainly brought private equity back into the headlines around the world. Suddenly commentators are expressing opinions and debating an asset class that has been ignored – or dismissed as being a train wreck for the last few years.

"What has the debate taught us? Well the perceptions were wrong. Instead of being a train wreck, private equity (PE) actually delivered some of the best returns of any asset class during the turbulent period of the global financial crisis. This has been true of Australian private equity as well as elsewhere in the world."

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