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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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Blue Ocean Equities is conducting a roadshow for a new fintech business ahead of a projected $30 million capital raising round.

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Quadrant Private Equity’s Growth Fund has joined with former company managers to pay $35 million for the enterprise services division of a digital marketing agency.

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Renewables-focused private markets investment firm Federation Asset Management and Squadron Wind Energy Development plan to take wind farms development business Windlab (ASX: WND) private in a deal which values the company at $68.2 million.

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The corona virus has reminded us of the fickleness of listed markets. But will the flow on of COVID-19 to private markets cause a sniffle or something more serious?

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