2015

Innovation Australia will benefit from venture capital pioneer

17 November 2015

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) welcomes the appointment of Bill Ferris AC as the new Chair of Innovation Australia.

Fundraising, investment activity higher for PE and VC in FY2015

16 November 2015

Higher levels of fundraising and investment activity underscored a positive year for the Australian private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industry in FY2015, according to the latest Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) and EY Yearbook, which was released today.

Australian PE and VC outperforms listed markets by over 8% in June quarter

5 November 2015

Australian private equity and venture capital continued to deliver strong returns, outperforming the S&P/ASX 300 Index by over 8% in the June 2015 quarter and delivering a 23% net return for the year to 30 June 2015, according to data released today by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) and Cambridge Associates.

Private equity and venture capital ‘Deal of the year’ recipients for 2015

11 September 2015

The recipients of this year’s Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) deal of the year awards were announced tonight, at the culmination of the industry’s 22nd annual alpha conference in Melbourne.

Private equity records 22% net return in 2014

3 June 2015

Australian private equity and venture capital delivered a 22% net return in 2014, according to data released today by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) and Cambridge Associates.

Tax reform 2.0 must start now – our economic future depends on it

2 June 2015

Tax reforms aimed at attracting greater equity investment into businesses and boosting innovation and entrepreneurship should be seen as standout priorities in the first phase of the government’s tax white paper process, according to the submission lodged yesterday by AVCAL.

New MRFF a vital boost for research and health outcomes

27 May 2015

The introduction into Federal Parliament today of the legislation to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) marks a critically important milestone for innovation and medical research in Australia.

Changes to Significant Investor Visa program good news for Australian startups and SMEs

15 May 2015

Startups and small to medium-sized enterprises stand to be the big winners from an expected increase in the pool of much-needed investment capital, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).

Budget delivers small boost to big innovation economy

12 May 2015

AVCAL media release in response to the 2015-16 Federal Budget.

Budget must drive innovative economy and boost business confidence

11 May 2015

Tomorrow’s federal budget must clearly map out a cohesive policy strategy that continues to build on the nation’s innovative capacity and encourages greater capital investment across the business sector, says the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

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