Financial system inquiry is an opportunity to build a stronger future

20 December 2013

The final terms of reference for the financial system inquiry released today by the Government confirm how important this review will be to improving the competitiveness of the Australian economy in the future, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

Rebuilding consumer and business confidence starts today

17 December 2013

The release today of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook by the Government should mark the official start of the campaign aimed at rebuilding consumer and business confidence in our future, says the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

Investing in innovation must be higher on the Government's agenda

16 December 2013

The Federal Government’s decision to abandon two vitally important reforms that would have provided a much needed boost to investment in productivity-enhancing innovation in Australia is a major setback for our economic future, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

Private equity shows resilience: AVCAL 2013 Yearbook

3 December 2013

The local private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industry held its ground despite the tough global economic conditions which prevailed during the financial year to 30 June 2013, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) and EY 2013 Yearbook released today.

We must invest more in innovation: AVCAL

28 November 2013

AVCAL has lodged a submission to the National Commission of Audit. The submission presents the case for maintaining support for the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) programme and the implementation of the 2013 McKeon Review recommendation for the establishment of a Translational Biotech Fund (TBF).

AVCAL welcomes scope of financial system inquiry

21 November 2013

AVCAL today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an inquiry into Australia’s financial system. The Association said it was appropriate that the terms of reference allowed for a thorough examination of how the financial services industry can best support the continued growth and expansion of the Australian economy.

A solid start for Australian private equity in 2013

13 August 2013

The first quarter of 2013 saw the Cambridge Associates LLC Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital Index (C|A Australia Index) post gains of 2.36%, according to the latest quarterly report released by The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Ltd (AVCAL) today.

AVCAL appoints Chief Executive Officer

10 October 2013

AVCAL today announced the appointment of Yasser El-Ansary as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 20 November 2013.

Australian VC punching above its weight

28 May 2013

A report released today by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) shows that the Australian venture capital (VC) is pivotal to innovation in Australia, and VC-backed firms spend much more on research and development than their industry peers.

AVCAL 2013 award recipients announced

19 September 2013

The recipients of the 2013 AVCAL Awards were announced this evening at AVCAL's annual alpha conference. The night saw the presentation of the Portfolio Company Awards, the Michael Hirshorn Award and a special Chairman's Award.

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