NEWSLETTER MARCH 2013
   

CEO'S NOTE

Dear [FirstName],

Last week saw the release of a large piece of research that we've been working on for almost a year in conjunction with Deloitte Access Economics. "The Economic Contribution of Private Equity in Australia" was launched at the AVCJ conference in Sydney.  It looks at a number of factors such as jobs, growth and contribution to GDP.  The key finding is that PE is responsible directly for 262,000 jobs (larger than the mining or banking industries) and a further 251,000 indirectly.  It contributes $58.8BN to Australia's GDP.  This demonstrates the significance of the industry in Australia. As we approach the election this year it is a great opportunity to inform the politcal and wider community of the benefits that Private Equity brings to the economy.

Next to be released will be a report on the impact of VC investing in Australia and its contribution to the growth of new companies and new industries.  VC-backed companies enable Australia to face the coming years with a broader based economy not just reliant on digging holes and growing things.

Both of these reports, produced in conjunction with external researchers, are examples of your subscription dollars at work, informing the policymakers, the general business community and the media of the value of the PE and VC industries.

It's also great to see that our new networking initiative "AVCAL Connect" has been overwhelmingly popular, with places for the first event in April selling fast. Register quickly if you or your colleagues want to attend.

All the best for the Easter holiday, I hope you have a relaxing break and a surfeit of chocolate eggs.

Kind regards

Katherine Woodthorpe
Chief Executive

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Corporate Partners

   

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INAUGURAL FDN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Future Direction Network (FDN) Chairman Corey Payne was last month pleased to present FDN's inaugural scholarships to three worthy students from south-western Sydney. The scholarships, valued at $18k over three years, are designed to help the students achieve their potential at university. Go to the FDN website for more information.

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Data Partner

Philanthropy Partner

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NETWORKING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Focus on Due Diligence - NEW - limited places remaining. GP members only (login to register)
20 March 2013 , Sydney

This new half-day course will provide a practical guide to structuring and executing a due diligence review. Led by a panel of industry professionals, attendees will learn how to analyse an investment case, assess critical risks and evaluate up-side opportunities.

AVCAL Connect - NEW - Members only (login to register)
30 April 2013, Sydney

Launched by Peter Wiggs, Managing Partner, Archer Capital and Corey Payne, NSW Young Australian of the Year.
If you're new to the industry and want to meet and greet with like-minded peers and industry leaders, then this is the right forum for you. Get yourself along to our launch event. You must be a member to register.

SA Networking event - NEW - The Riverside Company talks Retail Zoo
16 April 2013, Adelaide

We are really pleased to be able to bring our SA members and stakeholders their first networking event for 2013. Join the community in Adelaide to network and hear insights from senior representatives of The Riverside Company and Retail Zoo as they discuss their investment.


AVCAL corporate golf day
23 May 2013, Concord Golf Club, Sydney

The famous AVCAL Cup is up for grabs again.

Event partner

Mark your diary

AVCAL alpha 2013 conference - members only
17 (pre-events) 18-19 September 2013, Gold Coast

Registrations open Tuesday 21 May 2013 at 9am
$2,475 for GPs and partners, $2,860 for corporates (incl. GST)
Not a member? Check out the benefits here.

View our calendar of upcoming events

 

Express your interest

We are considering a GP member-only master class on Deals modelling in private equity to add to our PD program. We are considering either a two day or one  day course depending on feedback and expressions of interest. The proposed program is aimed at private equity practitioners who are likely to come across financial models or build financial models as part of their responsibilities. The courses will be tutored by Deals Modelling professionals, each with +10 years of deals modelling experience.
Express your interest

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AVCAL Partners

   

 

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OTHER EVENTS & MEMBER OFFERS

Events

TechConnect 2013
Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne, March-April 2013
Select the "special rate for entrepreneurs, start-ups, govt, and R&D" option to pay only $150 + GST for entry

AlwaysOn Australia
Sydney, 10-11 April 2013
Use the promo code 'AOAVCAL' to receive 33% off the registration price.

Australia China Business Week in Shanghai
Shanghai, China, 10-12 April 2013

Brazilian PE & VC Association's annual conference
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15-16 April 2013

IFC/EMPEA 15th Annual Global Private Equity Conference
Washington, DC, 13-16 May 2013

Offers

View member-only offers

Inside Private Equity by Bill Ferris
20% discount and free shipping if purchasing the hardcover or paperback editions before 30 April 2013 (promo code is 'equity20')

Australian Private Equity Handbook
15% discount for AVCALmembers (promo code is 'AVCAL2')

PE Asia special offer
20% discount for AVCAL members as new subscribers

Guide to Responsible Investment discount
AVCAL members receive 15% off (promo code is 'AVRI15')

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