Equitable: A strong sharemarket and low interest rates have encouraged new entrants

Private equity firms pool investment funds and use them to purchase companies. Industry firms then attempt to implement managerial and operational changes to improve the company's performance before selling it for a profit. These transactions often involve a large amount of debt that is met by the revenue generated from the acquired company. The industry's main source of revenue is fees for managing external funds. However, private equity firms can also generate capital gains income from selling their stake in previously acquired companies.Over the past five years, private equity and venture capital firms have found it difficult to find prospective acquisitions, which has subdued industry earnings...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$524m
Annual Growth 14-19
7.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
1,207
Businesses
245

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Private equity and venture capital firms have had difficulty finding prospective acquisitions
  • Improved trading conditions have attracted new industry entrants over the past five years
  • Positive business confidence and strong sharemarket conditions will fuel more profitable exits
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of committed capital is based on data provided by Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Yearbook 2017. Over 75% of all investments are made in New South Wales and Victoria. This is because most Australian financial services businesses are headquartered in these states, with Sydney and Melbourne considered the financial hubs of Australia. Queensland and South Australia have the next highest amount of committed capital...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Private Equity Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Private Equity are:

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a clear market position
  • Development of credible and soundly based investment strategies
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as All Ordinaries index and Business confidence index in the Private Equity industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Private Equity Industry?

    Private equity firms manage investments in private companies. They may invest their own capital, raise funds from external investors to invest on their behalf, or do both. Investments can include venture and growth capital for emerging companies, as well as buyouts, which involves purchasing a publicly traded company to take it private. Firms earn revenue from external capital management fees and from any gains made on their own investments.

    Industry Products
  • Early-stage investments
  • Late-expansion investments
  • LBOs, MBOs and MBIs
  • Industry Activities
  • Private equity fund management on behalf of external investors
  • Internally funded private equity investment
  • Participation in the management of portfolio companies
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • All Ordinaries index
  • Business confidence index
  • Cash rate
  • Value of managed funds

  • Current Performance
  • Historical context
  • Post-crisis performance
  • Exits
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability
  • More investment options
  • Competition
  • Table: Private Equity Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Private Equity Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance
  • Superannuation Funds
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Custody, Trustee and Stock Exchange Services
  • Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks

  • Products & Services
  • LBOs, MBOs and MBIs
  • Late-expansion investments
  • Early-stage investments
  • Other
  • Chart: Private Equity Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand for investment
  • Demand for funding

  • Major Markets
  • Superannuation funds
  • Overseas investors
  • Other investors
  • Corporate investors
  • Trusts
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Private Equity Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Private equity funds
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Private Equity

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Private Equity Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited, Archer Capital Pty Limited, Champ Group Holdings Pty Limited,
  • Table: Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Archer Capital Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Champ Group Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Private Equity Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Private Equity Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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  • Collective Investment Scheme
  • A fund that pools investors' money before investing. These funds enable participation in a wider range of investments and generate economies of scale in terms of transaction and management costs.
  • Fintech
  • Relating to financial services and making use of innovative technology.
  • Management Buy-In
  • A process whereby an outside management team, with financial backing from private equity, buys a company and replaces its management.
  • Private Equity Fund
  • A pool of money raised from investors before being invested in private equity deals.
  • Venture Capital
  • A sub-segment of private equity that encompasses the capital provided to start-up and early-stage companies to help bring ideas or inventions to market.
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