Private equity challenges the public markets

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Australian private equity and venture capital reached an all-time high last year as more businesses chose to stay private for longer, according to new research.

The Australian Investment Council (AIC) 2019 Yearbook reveals that Australian private capital firms reached $30 billion in assets under management in June 2018, an 18 per cent increase from just six months prior.

The funds split was $23.3 billion in private equity and $7.1 billion in venture capital, with most deals in information technology.

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