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AVCAL welcomes Significant Investor Visa reforms to support investment in Australian venture capital

23 October 2014

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) welcomes Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb’s statement, as reported in The Australian today, that the Government will overhaul the Significant Investor Visa programme to encourage investment into venture capital and small business.

Competitiveness Agenda a step in the right direction, but more steps to boost VC needed, urges AVCAL

15 October 2014

The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) welcomed the release of the Government's national Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. However, it says that more needs to be done to generate private sector investment in early stage businesses.

Record number of IPO exits underpins strong returns to PE & VC investors in FY2014

11 November 2014

A significant increase in exit activity across the Australian private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industry underpinned strong returns for investors in the year ended 30 June 2014, according to the 2014 Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) and EY Yearbook,

AVCAL award winners for 2014

Thursday 4 September 2014

The winners of this year’s AVCAL awards were announced tonight, at the culmination of AVCAL’s 21st annual alpha conference in Melbourne.

Time to shift focus onto net returns, urges AVCAL

10 September 2014

Australia’s superannuation fee debate should be reset, and the focus shifted towards overall investment performance and net returns, according to the second round submission to the Financial System Inquiry by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

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, according to new data released today by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) and Cambridge Associates.

Australia needs a new innovation policy...now

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Australia is in urgent need of a new National Innovation Policy to ensure we have a highly dynamic and modern economy in the future, according to a parliamentary submission lodged by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).

Inquiry's interim report supports more investment into SMEs

Tuesday 15 July 2014

The release of the Financial System Inquiry's interim report today has been welcomed by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

"The Inquiry has clearly identified that small and medium sized businesses in Australia need better access to growth capital funding, in particular venture capital and private equity," said AVCAL’s Chief Executive, Yasser El-Ansary.

Time to start catching-up process for equity crowdfunding for startups

5 June 2014

The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) has welcomed the release today of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee’s (CAMAC) report into equity crowdfunding in Australia.

Audit Commission recommendations disappointing: AVCAL

Thursday 1 May 2014

Recommendations made by the National Commission of Audit to abolish key innovation funding programmes are flawed and demonstrate a lack of genuine commitment to fostering a stronger Australian economy in the future.

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