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Private equity records 22% net return in 2014

3 June 2015

Australian private equity and venture capital delivered a 22% net return in 2014, according to data released today by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) and Cambridge Associates.

Tax reform 2.0 must start now – our economic future depends on it

2 June 2015

Tax reforms aimed at attracting greater equity investment into businesses and boosting innovation and entrepreneurship should be seen as standout priorities in the first phase of the government’s tax white paper process, according to the submission lodged yesterday by AVCAL.

New MRFF a vital boost for research and health outcomes

27 May 2015

The introduction into Federal Parliament today of the legislation to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) marks a critically important milestone for innovation and medical research in Australia.

Changes to Significant Investor Visa program good news for Australian startups and SMEs

15 May 2015

Startups and small to medium-sized enterprises stand to be the big winners from an expected increase in the pool of much-needed investment capital, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).

Budget delivers small boost to big innovation economy

12 May 2015

AVCAL media release in response to the 2015-16 Federal Budget.

Budget must drive innovative economy and boost business confidence

11 May 2015

Tomorrow’s federal budget must clearly map out a cohesive policy strategy that continues to build on the nation’s innovative capacity and encourages greater capital investment across the business sector, says the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

Share scheme changes help unlock Australia’s innovation potential

25 March 2015

The introduction into Parliament today of legislative changes to improve the taxation of employee share schemes for startups represents an important step forward in unlocking Australia’s full innovation potential, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

PE outperforms listed markets by over 20% over last 12 months

19 February 2015

Australian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by over 20% in the 12 months to 30 September 2014, according to data released today by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) and Cambridge Associates.

PE backed IPOs continue to outperform since the re-opening of the IPO market in 2013

5 February 2015

The latest study released today by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) shows that private equity (PE) backed Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) have outperformed non-PE backed IPOs since the re-opening of the Australian IPO market in 2013.

The study, which was prepared by leading global financial advisory firm Rothschild in association with AVCAL, analysed the share price returns for 49 IPOs which listed on the ASX during 2013 and 2014 with an offer size of A$100 million or more. Of these, 23 were PE backed and 26 were non-PE backed.