Oceania Mergers and Acquisitions Report H1 2013 – Zephyr BVD July 2013

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting targets based in Oceania weakened again in H1 2013, with value tumbling to its lowest level of the three years under review. There were 1,821 transactions worth a combined AUD 37,228 million, which marked the second consecutive decline by volume and in monetary terms was the fourth fall in […]

Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Australia – AVCAL May 2013

This report reviews the economic contribution of Venture Capital to Australia. To date, around 500 companies in Australia have been backed by VC. in the us, there are 24,000 such companies. Despite the relatively shorter history of VC in Australia, many of our current leading technology and life sciences companies can claim VC backing in […]

ABS Statistics on the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry 2013

Venture capital and later stage private equity is high risk capital directed towards businesses with prospects of rapid growth and/or high rates of returns. Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry. It is an investment not only of money, but also of skills and time. This publication presents information on both financial and non-financial contributions […]

Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Skills – DIISRTE December 2012

Government can play this funding role in the translation process in a number of ways. Supporting venture capital is one way of doing this which has a number of benefits over more direct forms of assistance, including the ability to leverage broader technical and business experience and attract private sector capital. These advantages could explain […]

AVCAL 2012 Yearbook Nov 2012

Australian Private Equity Statistics – AVCAL 2012 Fundraising Yearbook – Nov 2012

Fundraising Yearbook 2012 saw an increase in total funds raised by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) managers, although this amount was distributed among a relatively small number of GPs. Investment and divestment activity remained cautious in light of the continued global economic uncertainty, and challenging M&A and IPO market conditions. Fundraising in FY2012 […]

Australian VC and PE Deal Metrics in FY2012 AVCAL PSP Nov 2012

Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Deal Metrics in FY2012 – AVCAL PSP November 2012

The fourth annual AVCAL/Pacific Strategy Partners Deal Metrics Survey of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity covers $77.7b worth of transactions conducted by 170 funds between FY06-FY12. The database now represents total PE deal value of $76.7b across 774 transactions and total VC equity investment of $963m across 832 transactions. Many transactions from […]

Stimulating Venture Activity Through Government Investment – UNSW March 2012

Innovation and research can encourage economic and social development. The government can increase innovation by directly investing in research. However, public expenditure may be sub-optimal due to a lack of resources and the latent inefficiencies of a government bureaucracy. An alternative way to stimulate innovation is to provide grants and subsidies to private organisations that […]

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 […]