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News

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.

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.

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.

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