2014

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.

Pickup in new PE deal activity supported by 22% return to investors

28 May 2014

New data released today by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) confirms that private equity and venture capital funds in Australia posted returns of 22% in the 12 months to 31 December 2013, outperforming the ASX 300 Index by over 200 basis points.

We’ve seen the short-term pain, now we need the long-term gain

13 May 2014

The release of the Government’s 2014-15 federal budget has confirmed plans to implement major short-term savings through the abolition of key innovation industry programmes, without there being a complete picture of how businesses will be encouraged to transition into a more innovative and internationally competitive economy in the future.

Budget should deliver more innovative & competitive Australian economy

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Next week’s federal budget should be framed around policies that help support a more innovative and internationally competitive Australian economy.

Further consultation on new disclosure rules is the right answer

Monday 5 May 2014

AVCAL supports the announcement made today by the Government that there will be a 12 month deferral period to allow for further consultation on the design of new rules that would have required commercially-sensitive information to be published by superannuation funds from 1 July 2014.

Review should recommend an expanded significant investor visa program

Monday 10 March 2014

The announcement yesterday by the Government that it intends to conduct a review into Australia’s significant investor visa program is an important opportunity to address key shortcomings in the current regime, according to the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

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.

Investment and innovation must take centre-stage

Thursday 30 January 2014

The 2014-15 federal budget will be the first comprehensive opportunity for the Government to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring Australia is ‘open for business’ by delivering a policy agenda directed at boosting domestic and foreign investment in Australian businesses.

PE-backed IPOs outperform the broader market: study

Thursday 10 April 2014

A new study released today by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) has found that initial public offerings (IPOs) backed by private equity (PE) funds outperform comparable non PE-backed IPOs over a variety of short and long-term time horizons.

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