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Opening Statement to the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology

The Australian Investment Council provides evidence to the Senate Select Committee's inquiry into Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology.

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The growth of private equity

With more private equity investors chasing deals, ASX-listed boards must be clear on their takeover tactics, writes Ben Hurley.

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Private equity fundraising reaches post-crisis high

Fundraising by private equity firms reached $537.2 billion last year, the highest amount raised since the financial crisis, according to Private Equity International’s Annual Fundraising Report 2019.

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Political Insights Series – PM under fire

When Scott Morrison addresses the National Press Club (NPC) next Wednesday, he’ll be under intense pressure to convince Australians that he has a coordinated bushfire recovery plan.

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Political Insights Series: 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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Opening statement to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Trade and Investment Growth

The Australian Investment Council appeared before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Trade and Investment Growth's inquiry into Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment.

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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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