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Canberra Insights: Interview with Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade and Investment

Simon Birmingham, Australia’s roving Minister for Trade and Investment, could be forgiven for citing Dickens’ epic Tale of Two Cities when reflecting on the current global trading environment.

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Statement on MYEFO from the Australian Investment Council

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) released by the Treasurer and Minister for Finance on 16 December shows Australia is continuing to face economic headwinds from weaker growth in the global economy, the impact of geopolitical tensions

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LP Perspectives Survey 2020: Seven LP opinions that matter

At a turbulent time for the industry, LP opinions are more important than ever. Here are the charts from Private Equity International’s Perspectives Survey that reveal what they think of today’s major talking points.

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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.

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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.

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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

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$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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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