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8/16/2019

Preqin Sector Series: Blog on Healthcare

In the first of a three-part sector series jointly produced by the Australian Investment Council and Preqin, we dive further into the Australian private equity and venture capital space by zooming into the healthcare sector.

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8/8/2019

Australian Investment Council welcomes continuation of the Global Talent Scheme

The government's announcement today that the Global Talent program will become permanent is a positive step in building long term investment in our innovation economy.

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8/1/2019

PE performance benchmarks need to evolve

Pensions, foundations and limited partners are increasingly using public and customised benchmarks to determine how GPs fare, said panellists at a Burgiss webinar.

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7/18/2019

What to look for in private equity?

After a period of good returns from equities and bonds, and with the official cash rate at 1.0%, many investors are looking for ways to reduce risk and diversify their portfolios.

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6/28/2019

The Australian National Outlook and how private capital can help

A new report recently released by the CSIRO predicted a bleak future for Australia unless action was taken to address some our most significant challenges.

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6/24/2019

How do you find 10-20% improvements in EBITDA in 6 months?

Leading private equity firms are achieving step-changing improvements in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) within six months by turning to digital tools and advanced analytics to drive comprehensive, digital pro

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6/24/2019

June is workplace giving month – are you involved?

For many years now, Australian Investment Council members are some of the biggest supporters of workplace giving. Firms such as Pacific Equity Partners, NextCapital and KKR Private Equity – to name a few – have led the charge in not only implementing

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6/24/2019

A guide to navigating Australian competition law and the ACCC

Competition and consumer law is an important issue when conducting business in Australia. Sectors like telecommunications, retailers, and tech companies have recently come under the spotlight because of competition or consumer law issues, but all bus

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5/31/2019

Australian private capital levels hit new record

The Australian private capital industry has hit an all-time high, holding $30 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of June 2018.

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5/30/2019

ILPA releases best practice guide for GP-led fund restructuring transactions

In April 2019 the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) released guidance on the practice of GP-led secondary fund restructurings. The guidance was developed in response to the rising number of transactions and the bespoke features that t

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5/29/2019

Impediments to Business Investment Inquiry – our industry’s role in helping to boost business invest

Just prior to the recent May 2019 federal election, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics presented its report on the impediments to business investment in Australia.

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5/20/2019

Returning Coalition Government must focus on policy reforms to lift business investment

Building a more productive, competitive and innovative Australian business sector should be the number one economic priority for the returning Scott Morrison-led Coalition Government, according to the Australian Investment Council.

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