Investment certainty a step closer with Research and Development Bill
The Research and Development Tax Incentive Bill tabled in parliament today marks an important step forward in providing certainty to businesses about the future direction of Australia’s research and development tax incentive.
Global NSW strategy will boost innovation and productivity
The Global NSW strategy announced by NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, will provide a significant boost to country’s innovation and productivity according to the Australian Investment Council.
LPs favour mid-market buyouts and secondaries – report
Mid-market buyouts remain a perennial interest to institutional investors amid a heady mega-fundraising environment.
According to Montana Capital Partners’ Annual Investor Survey 2019, 90 percent of family offices and foundations and 85 percent of i
$540M Business Growth Fund adds to Australia’s $30B private capital investment sector
The Australian Government’s new $540 million Business Growth Fund will add further momentum to the record-breaking growth seen over recent years within Australia’s $30 billion private capital investment sector.
The search for talent, value add and unicorns in Japanese private markets
With SuperReturn Japan now only a few weeks away, we take a look at some of the talking points that our speakers will be discussing at this year’s event.
Statement in relation to proposed recent initial public offerings in Australia
Over recent weeks there has been considerable media interest in decisions taken by some private equity firms not to proceed with public offerings of equity in businesses currently held within their investment portfolios.
LBO fund performance drops to three-year low
Leveraged buyout fund performance has fallen to a three-year low, according to research from eFront.
The average total-value-to-paid-in multiple of active LBO funds hit 1.43x
Johnson Leadership Series - Episode 2
Until recently, John Doumani was a key name in the FMCG sphere, known for driving multinational success in large, blue chip companies.
The next strategy your GP will launch? Long-hold funds
The number of private equity firms considering a long-hold fund has soared over the past year, according to research from Dechert.
Johnson Leadership Series - Episode 1
Rob Coombe is a highly successful executive and director with over 30 years’ experience in financial services and fast-food QSR.
Super funds call on industry to get creative
Superannuation funds expect to increase their support for private capital but want the PE and VC industry to present them with more creative investment opportunities, according to some of Australia's largest funds at the AIC 2019 Conference.
Economic challenges ahead
The Reserve Bank and government need to do more to stimulate Australia's sluggish economy after recent interest rate and tax cuts have had little positive impact, according to two leading economists.