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Dear AVCAL Colleague,

AVCAL's focus at the moment is on our up-coming suite of professional development programs. Our PE101 seminar was sold out almost immediately and so we are running two extra programs in Sydney and Melbourne. We will soon be announcing a VC 101 program, to be aimed at entrepreneurs and technology transfer offices. The ESG program is going to be a very full day of presentations and workshop sessions. And of course it is only two months till the AVCAL annual conference. Although registrations are waitlisted, the usual changes to peoples' schedules mean that places will become available so it is worth registering for the waitlist.

Although the MIT legislation is sorted, AVCAL is still working on a number of policy fronts. The remaining tax issues are still being discussed with the Government. We are looking at the implications of the Cooper Report for our industry and what if any response we should formulate. We will be looking at the Board of Taxation's Review of Collective Investment Vehicles Tax Regime. And we are also in discussions with the Government on what support could be put in place to succeed the IIF program. Never a dull moment!

Kind regards,

Chief Executive

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AVCAL Award Nominations
Nominations now open for the portfolio company awards and excellence in investor reporting award.

Email us to request a nomination form or click here for more information on award guidelines.

Nominations close on 30 July 2010. Winners will be announced at the annual AVCAL conference.

AVCAL Annual Activity Data Collection 2010
The AVCAL_PEREP Analytics activity data collection programme is now underway for the 2010 financial year. The relevant contact persons within member private equity and venture capital firms would have received their login details to the online data collection platform by now. For those who have not yet completed their submissions, kindly note that they are due on the 12th of August, 2010.

Contact research staff for assistance.

AVCAL/Crescendo Deal Metrics Report 2009
AVCAL in partnership with Crescendo Partners is pleased to announce the launch of the 2009 Deal Metrics report. The report analyses key investment metrics of deals in the Australian private equity and venture capital market between 2005 and 2009.

Key findings from JP Morgan's latest poll of institutional investors
This opinion based survey of North American institutional investors has painted a positive picture for the alternative asset class with average allocations set to increase from 14% to 21% over the next two to three years. Private equity allocations in particular are placed to increase from 7.6% to 8.5% during the same time.

Details of revised MIT definition announced to allow more trusts to benefit from tax concessions
On 21 June 2010 the Government announced further details of amendments to the definition of a MIT to widen the scope of trusts to benefit from taxation concessions available through the capital account and withholding tax arrangements.

CIE Entrpreneurs Internship Program

Interested in the value a high-achieving entrepreneurial UNSW student can bring to your company over the summer? Click here for a brief video of UNSW's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Internship Program. To find out more, contact Martin Bliemel or Linda Glave at cie@unsw.edu.au or call +61 (2) 9385-9730. Sign up by July 30!

AVCAL Networking and Professional Development

AVCAL ESG Program - 22 July 2010. Register now

AVCAL 2010, Gold Coast, QLD (members only)
September 22-23, Golf September 21.
Register now - WAITLIST NOW!

AVCAL PE 101 Sydney - 28 October, 2010 Register now Sydney PE 101 - 29 July, 2010 SOLD OUT
Melbourne PE 101 - 27 August, 2010 SOLD OUT
Other Events

Australian Innovation Exhibition (AIE)
26-27 July 2010, Brisbane

A meeting place for innovators and potential investors, plus a unique opportunity for businesses to showcase/launch their innovations, gain from publicity, seminar sessions and direct contact with potential customers, investors and mentors.

The Bellwether Series: Australia, charting the future of finance in Asia Pacific, Sydney 28 July 2010
Members of AVCAL will enjoy 20% discount to attend Economist Conferences' upcoming finance forum. Please quote offer code BWAUS.

Tech23 2010, 19 August 2010, Sydney
Celebrates innovation by showcasing 23 great companies from across Australia. Last year over 400 attended - entrepreneurs, investors, government, media, corporate and industry leaders.
The 23rd Annual AVCJ Forum:

Asia's Private Equity Week, November 9-12, 2010, Hong Kong. Discount rate for AVCAL members.
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Nominations now open for the portfolio company awards and excellence in investor reporting award.

Email us to learn more. Nominations close on 30 July 2010. Winners will be announced at conference.


Ernst & Young


BOS International










Next Capital

Champ Private Equity

Credit Suisse


Pacific Road Capital Management

Pacific Equity Partners


Archer Capital

Castle Harlan


NBC Capital



Propel Investments

Coller Capital



Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Capital IQ


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