2011 CEO Survey – Investment in New Technologies – AIGroup January 2012

This report explores business investment in new technologies. It is based on a survey of 540 Chief Executive Officers of Australian businesses in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. The survey focused on business investment in new technologies over the past three years; on business use of R&D tax incentives and on expectations about the […]

Angel Group Year in Review - 2011 Halo Report

Angel Group Year in Review – 2011 Halo Report

Angel Group Investment Trends: The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights set out to raise awareness of early stage investment activities by angel investment groups. The Halo Report is the result. The research series highlights angel investment activity and trends in North America and provides much sought after data that has not […]

Free Legal Agreements for Entrepreneurs

1st Jan 2012. In conjunction with law firm DLA Piper, Sydney incubator Startmate has made available a free series of legal agreements suited to entrepreneurs. These can be downloaded below. Term Sheet: A summary of the terms of the investment. IP Deed of Assignment: The company owns the stuff you create not the people. Subscription […]

VC and PE Deal Metrics Survey AVCAL Dec 2011

Venture Capital and Private Equity Deal Metrics Survey – AVCAL December 2011

With the launch of the third annual report of Venture Capital and Private Equity deal activity, we have extended the coverage and depth of the deal database, which now covers transactions between FY06-FY11 across 116 PE funds and 58 VC funds. The database represents total PE investment of $70.8b across 694 transactions, and total VC investment […]

Venture Capital and Private Equity Yearbook – AVCAL November 2011

With Australia being one of the few developed economies to successfully weather the global financial crisis, it is unsurprising that the Australian venture capital and private equity (VC and PE) industry has likewise performed commendably in FY2011. Divestment activity in particular has picked up, with a total of 73 companies either partially or fully divested […]

Super Angels Review - Are They Different - ARI October 2011

Super Angels Review – Are They Different – ARI October 2011

The list of great companies that angel investors financed and helped build is enormous; brilliant innovations, great companies, jobs galore. Bell, Ford Motors, Apple, and Google: they all had funding from angels. Without the initial angel investment of Mike Markkula in Apple Computer, for example, Apple might have never launched in a meaningful way. His […]

Performance of Private Equity-backed IPOs in Australia

17th July 2010. This report, by the the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) examines how Australian Private Equity -backed IPOs perform relative to non-PE-backed IPOs. The evidence presented in this study suggests that, contrary to many anecdotal reports, PE-backed stocks do not consistently underperform compared to the non-PE-backed stocks, but in fact perform better, […]

Independent Econometric Analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund

1 Jan 2011. In 2010 Professor Gordon Murray and his colleagues Professor Marc Cowling and Dr Weixi Liu were contracted by the Department to undertake an econometric analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) program. Professor Murray is an international expert in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and along with Professor Cowling (an experienced econometrician) has […]

Private Equity findings Spring 2010 – Coller Institute November 2010

Whether the industry likes it or not, private equity is becoming subject to even more public scrutiny. This trend has been playing out for a few years, but now the prospect of increasing regulation is looming across Europe and the US, the need for independent assessment of private equity’s impact on stakeholders has become greater. […]