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Private equity posts 23% return over last 12 months

21 August 2014

Australian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by over 10% in the 12 months to 31 March 2014. See the media release and the latest figures.

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    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…

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    Sparke Helmore Lawyers, in partnership with Macquarie Capital, Deloitte, Westpac Institutional Bank, Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited, MYOB and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Journal, is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the third annual Australian Growth Company Awards. The Australian Growth Company Awards are focused on celebrating excellence in the mid-market ($25 million to $350 million). They recognise companies that demonstrate high rates of growth, as well as innovation, integrity, contribution to community and sustainability. Launched in 2012, the awards have attracted hundreds of nominees from a range of business…

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