NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013
   

CEO'S NOTE

Dear [FirstName],

Congratulations to the AVCAL members who were selected under the latest tranche of the Innovation Investment Fund programme, announced by Minister Combet on 27 March. This has long been a key programme underpinning the development of the Australian VC industry and has, over the last 15 years, been instrumental in transforming innovative young companies such as Seek and Pharmaxis into market leaders today. AVCAL lobbying resulted in an extra $40M in this tranche as Government returns are recycled into the programme.

The Minister for Health has also released the final report of the McKeon Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research. The report includes a recommendation for the creation of a $250m Translational Biotech Fund, which was strongly endorsed by AVCAL in its submission to the McKeon Review in Oct 2012.

Our federal election campaign for 2013 is underway. We are continuing our lobbying efforts and engagement with key members of the Opposition and Government to ensure that our policy issues are top of mind.

The end of the financial year is fast approaching and therefore so is membership renewal time. If you are a fund manager member, you should expect a call from our Member Services team to check your current FUM for fee calculation. For everyone else, you can update your own profile or that of your organisation (admin users only) by logging on to the website and updating your details, including your communication preferences. Contact our team at members@avcal.com.au if you have an enquiry or you would like to know more about joining AVCAL.

Kind regards

Katherine Woodthorpe
Chief Executive

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NETWORKING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AVCAL Connect - NEW - Members only 30 April, Sydney - SOLD OUT

Launched by Peter Wiggs, Managing Partner, Archer Capital and Corey Payne, NSW Young Australian of the Year.

AVCAL corporate golf day
23 May, Sydney

Concord Golf Club - the famous AVCAL Cup is up for grabs again.

Event partner

PE 101 - NEW - members and non-members
20 June, Melbourne

Our ever-popular PE101 course is running again in Melbourne and will be presented by our Head of Research, Dr. Kar Mei Tang and Robert Read, Managing Director, Harbert Management Corporation.

By attending you will gain a foundation knowledge of the industry, its participants, how it operates and how it contributes to Australia’s bigger economic picture.

Program 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

Not a member of AVCAL? 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 modeling 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 Modeling professionals, each with +10 years of deals modeling experience.
Express your interest

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OTHER EVENTS & MEMBER OFFERS

Event

TechConnect 2013
Melbourne, April 17 2013
Select the "special rate for entrepreneurs, start-ups, govt, and R&D" option to pay only $150 + GST for entry

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

30th Anniversary EVCA Symposium
Swiss Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-28 June 2013
AVCAL is pleased to be a Supporting Association for the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Associations’ (EVCA) 30th Anniversary Symposium.  As an AVCAL member, you are eligible to receive a discount of 10% on non-member delegate fees.

 

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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