2013

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.

Australian PE continues to post steady returns in Q3 2012

7 February 2013

Boston, MA, and Sydney, Australia

The Cambridge Associates LLC Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital Index (C|A Australia Index) rose by 2.90% in the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest quarterly report released by The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Ltd (AVCAL) today. For the 12 months ending 30 September 2012, the C|A Australia Index rose by 6.44%. Over the same period, the S&P/ASX 300 Index surged to record a return of 14.46%.

Australian private equity posts steady gains in 2012

23 May 2013

The Cambridge Associates LLC Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital Index (C|A Australia Index) showed steady gains in 2012, increasing by 5.78%, according to the latest quarterly report released by The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Ltd (AVCAL) today.

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.

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.

AVCAL welcomes Government's Venture Australia initiative

18 February 2013

The Government undertook a thorough collaborative engagement process with industry and AVCAL welcomes the Innovation Statement and its focus on developing the jobs of the future for Australia.

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.

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).

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).

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