AVCAL announces new CEO, Yasser El-Ansary
Bill Evans post-election economic update at NSW event, 21 Nov
Vote: AVCAL Council elections, 18 Oct - 1 Nov
Planning commences for new, refreshed alpha 2014
AVCAL Award winning Aesop case study at VIC & SA events.


Is Australian Growth PE a world class segment?

Join us for the Investor panel at the Growth Funds Forum, 31 Oct
Our GPs are getting together to gain insights from the latest AVCAL Research in the growth PE segment, discuss management challenges with a CEO and get an overview of the current debt market and future trends. Register now (GP/LP only event).


Hi [FirstName],

My last newsletter! I must admit I am saying goodbye with very mixed feelings. I have had such a wonderful and interesting time leading this organisation for the last seven years. But I'm also really looking forward to having a portfolio of roles again as a director and several of the opportunities I have are very exciting.

This is my chance to thank everyone for their support of AVCAL during my tenure. And it is my chance to welcome Yasser El-Ansary to the role. Yasser and I have worked together on projects in the past and so I know first hand what a great CEO he will be for AVCAL.

I'd also like to thank all of you who made a donation to Future Direction Network (FDN), AVCAL's Philanthropy Partner. FDN has received good support from across the industry following FDN Chairman Corey Payne's passionate speech at the alpha awards night last month.They are still short of their $1 million target, so I encourage you to donate and help change the lives of young people who need a bit of a hand to get to university. Donate now.

All the best,



OzForex shares post stellar gain on debut, AFR
Data highlights increasing private equity M&A play, Investor Daily
International VC Bill Tai dissects his Australian investment decisions, SmartCompany
KKR eyes first quarter float for mining firm BIS Industries, AFR

Call for submissions: AVCAL Research Prizes 2013-14

Submissions are invited from academia and industry participants for two research prizes.This programme aims to encourage the development of high quality research on issues of importance and relevance to PE and VC in Australia.  Entries close 5pm (AEST), Friday 6 Dec 2013 and will be judged by a panel selected by AVCAL. More information.


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PE-backed firms contribute total value added of $59b p.a. to Australia's GDP.
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Express interest -  AVCAL Connect, NSW
31 Oct: Growth Funds Forum - GP members, NSW
21 Nov: AVCAL AGM - members only, NSW
21 Nov: NSW EOY networking drinks
4 Dec: QLD EOY networking drinks
11 Dec: VIC EOY networking drinks
12 Dec: SA EOY networking drinks

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Congratulations to all AVCAL Award recipients

Best Early Stage Best Expansion Stage Best Mgt Buyout <$100m
Southern Cross Venture Partners for Virsto Inc. Harbert Australia Private Equity for Aesop CHAMP Ventures for APB Modular
Best Mgt Buyout $100-500m Michael Hirshorn Award Chairman's Award
Archer Capital for Ausfuel Advent Private Capital for Genesiscare Quadrant Private Equity for Virtus Health


Tech23 2013 - Celebrate innovation! Syd 29 Oct
26th Annual AVCJ PE & Venture Forum, HK, 12-14 Nov. AVCAL members quote 'AVCAL special 2013' for 10% disc.
Disruptive Innovation & The Role of Management, Syd 6 Nov, Melb 7 Nov. Early bird rates until Sep 27. AVCAL members use code 'AVCAL' for disc.
Ci2013: Creative Innovation 2013 Asia-Pac, Mel 27-29 Nov. Code 'E6' -10% off online,15% off phone.
The 5th Global PE Beijing Forum, Beijing, 1 Dec. - 20% off for AVCAL members.
HKVCA Private Equity Forum (APEF), HK 15 Jan 2014.

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