Global private equity and venture capital news and research


3 December 2013

Australian private equity space bolstered by stable policy, improved business confidencep

Australia's private equity and venture capital industry held its ground for deal-making and exit activity despite the tough global economic conditions, according to a new report.

14 August 2013

Private equity remains strong over long term despite final quarter dipp

Although private equity in developed markets outside the US and in emerging markets did as well as comparable public equity indices for the final quarter of 2012, the results looked better over longer periods, according to new analysis.

24 April 2013

New Zealand’s mid market props up private equity industryp

New Zealand’s private equity and venture capital industry recorded a total investment value of NZ$111.4m ($94.4m) spread across 62 deals in 2012. The total was down NZ$442m ($374m) compared with the high of 2011 and slightly below average activity levels, the report showed.

9 April 2013

New Zealand seeks new angels to lift level of investmentp

Angel investment in New Zealand is consolidating at around 100 deals a year involving $25m of investment into emerging start-up companies.

29 November 2012

Australian private equity industry finds 2012 a challengep

While 2012 has proven a challenging year for the Australian private equity market following the impact of the eurozone crisis and the continued uncertainty surrounding the recovery of the US economy, private equity transaction values have remained steady, amid an uncertain and volatile global market

8 February 2012

Australian private equity outperforms public equitiesp

Private equity activity in Australia has shown strong performance in periods of high volatility for public equities, according to a new report.

3 May 2011

New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Monitor – 2010p

The New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Monitor, put together by the New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NZVCA) and Ernst & Young, reports an 89 per cent increase in investment value in 2010, from $155.4m to $294.4m. Mid-market investment more than doubled in 2010 to $130m. The New Zealand mid-market has affirmed its stability and capacity to weather recent volatility in financial markets.

7 August 2009

Environmental Social Governance investing – where to next for Australian and New Zealand investors?p

Environmental, Social and Governance issues have been an area of focus for Australian and New Zealand institutional investors for many years now.

5 August 2009

The New Zealand private equity and venture capital monitor 2008p

Results from the 2008 New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Monitor show consistency of deal activity at reduced investment levels in the New Zealand private capital market.The total FY08 investment of NZ$178.1m was lower than FY07. This decrease was primarily driven by the absence of top-end/LBO private equity deals since FY07 first half and is reflective of debt market conditions post the global financial crisis.

5 June 2009

The recent challenges of raising capital in Australia, according to Clearway Capital Solutionsp

The credit crisis, the decline in equity markets and the deterioration of the real economy, has resulted in Australian superannuation funds facing a challenging conundrum. Despite private equity becoming increasingly attractive, several factors have discouraged new commitments – leading to a difficult capital raising environment for managers, writes Dennis Mothoneos, managing director of Clearway Capital Solutions.

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