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One of the pioneers of venture capital in Australia has been appointed chair of the country’s largest biotechnology commercialisation fund.

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Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will bring a ground-breaking Australian vaccination technology closer to use for vaccinating children against measles.

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The founders of a well-known retail chain have bought out their private equity investor.

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A recently agreed private equity acquisition of a majority stake in an Australia-wide retail network is now in doubt.

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A venture credit fund has provided $3 million to a data analytics company.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with the Wellcome foundation and Mastercard to set up an accelerator and commit $US125 million in seed funding to speed up development of treatments for COVID-19.

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A Sydney private equity firm is expected to generate a return in excess of $500 million after exiting an investment to a major US firm.

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Current uncertain times have not discouraged wholesale investors from investing in alternative credit, an investment firm has shown.

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Private equity bidders are still in talks with an ASX-listed company despite its share price falling 76 per cent.

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​​​​​​​Private capital is to be invested alongside government funding to provide $53 million to develop drugs to fight heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, some of the most common causes of premature death.

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A Melbourne company which produces a mark-up tool for PDFs has attracted US venture capital.

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Blackbird Ventures has invested $1 million in a start-up which has developed a medical device to relieve period pain.

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A new manager has been appointed for the South Australian government’s $50 million venture capital fund.

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By Margaret Schlott* The Australian private equity and venture capital industry is continuing to provide strong long-term performance for investors and is competitive with the private equity and venture capital industries of other developed countries, according to independent investment firm Cambridge Associates.

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Kestrel Private Equity investee company Chant West Holdings Limited (ASX: CWL) has entered into an agreement to sell its superannuation research and consultancy business to Zenith Investment Partners for $12 million.

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Alternative investment firm iPartners has launched a new fund to provide wholesale investors with exposure to alternative debt investment opportunities offered to its investor network.

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EQT Partners investee company Nexon Asia Pacific has made three acquisitions.

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A private equity investment has been made in a regional jobs placement business which has federal and state government contracts.

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The head of a $7-billion assets under management Australia-based global investment program has quit.

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