Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Guide 2010

Published by Private Equity Media

PDF $100; PDF & online format $200

By Adrian Herbert

The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Guide is a comprehensive guide to more than 200 sources of private equity, venture capital and related forms of funding in Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea.

The Guide enables users to identify sources of equity capital for various purposes and business stages such as:

  1. 1. Establishing new businesses – start-up
    2. Developing existing businesses – expansion
    3. Management buyout or management buy-in of existing businesses – MBO or MBI
    4. Rescuing and restructuring faltering businesses – turnaround
    5. Creating new commercial products – product development
    6. Structural development – infrastructure

Access to adequate capital is a key factor in the success of any business. Equity capital – capital provided in return for an ownership stake – is the key source of finance for most new or developing businesses. The reason for this is that such ventures will have limited access to loan capital at affordable rates.

Typically, people who seek equity capital for business ventures will already have utilised their own personal resources, sought investment from family and friends and then wealthy individuals. To finance further business development faster than can be achieved by reinvesting profits alone, business owners will usually next seek investment from private investment companies or operating companies that might be interested in partnership arrangements, for example major customers. After that, the logical sources of investment are professional private
equity or venture capital firms.

Bodies listed in this guide are grouped in four sections:

  • Sources of private equity and venture capital
  • Angel investor groups and capital matching services
  • Sources of product development funding
  • Sources of infrastructure funding

Each entry is divided into four sections: contact details; key staff and their roles; investment history, funds under management and funds available for investment; investment preferences.

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