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  • Private Equity

    Find out how we can help you succeed at every stage of Private Equity investment.

Private Equity

BDO is the number one adviser to Private Equity/Venture capitalists globally* - making us the specialist you need to assist you on the PE journey.

Private Equity (PE) should always be considered as a funding option when making decisions on business opportunities and challenges facing your business. Whether it is the first time you have used PE or you are a PE veteran, it can be a transformative and rewarding experience.  The challenge is to find the right type of investor or partner for your business - whether through PE or not - and the key individuals who will help you achieve positive results.

Private Equity in Australia today

There are well over fifty Private Equity funds in Australia alone. Each fund looks to differentiate itself with various investment target sizes, strategy, culture and specialist areas of expertise (such as a particular sector or type of company).

If that isn’t enough choice, there are also Venture Capital funds and a myriad of other financial sponsorship models with differing approaches to risk and reward.

But how can you determine if it’s the right choice for you?

Assets under management by private capital funds
The number of businesses which have received investment from private capital (as at June 2017)
The total value added to the economy by firms under private equity ownership in Australia in FY16 (equal to 2.6% of GDP)
How much private equity and venture capital funds return compared to the S&P/ASX 300 Index on a 10-year basis (to Sept 30, 2018)

Source: Australian Investment Council

* Pitchbook M&A advisor league table (2018)