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How will the coronavirus crisis affect Australian venture capital?

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The coronavirus has terminated a $NZ300m private equity acquisition.

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Private capital investment firms have been recommended to take the coronavirus crisis into account in preparing current portfolio valuations.

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A Brisbane-founded online fraud prevention company is to receive substantial investment from Microsoft’s venture fund.

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A profitable online lender is seeking strategic investment to grow its loan book.

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A technology company co-founded by an Australian entrepreneur has raised $US20 million in the US.

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A recently launched New Zealand seed fund has made its first investment.

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A Middle East investment firm has committed $433 million to an Australian banking start-up.

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A private equity-owned women’s fashion chain has been placed in administration.

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Existing Australian technology could be used as a platform for COVID-19 self-tests.

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Two Maori groups are in line for a substantial return on a direct private equity investment.

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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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