2014

Expanded investor visa would open new opportunities for business

Monday 14 April 2014

A more expansive Significant Investor visa programme would help innovative Australian businesses benefit from venture capital funding to fuel future economic growth, according to a submission recently lodged by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

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.

30,000 more Australian businesses can benefit from PE & VC investment

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Australian private equity and venture capital funds can play a significant role in supporting investment into around 30,000 more domestic businesses, according to the submission lodged today to the Financial System Inquiry by AVCAL.

Financial System Inquiry is right to focus on venture capital funding

Thursday 20 March 2014

The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) supports comments made last night by the Chair of the Financial System Inquiry, Mr David Murray AO, that the review must explore how to create a ‘more dynamic’ venture capital funding environment in Australia.

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).

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.