Private equity investment in Australia

Private equity investment in Australia

20 August 2007

© Commonwealth of Australia 2007
ISBN 978-0-642-71861-7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 594KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 105KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 203KB)

  Conduct of the inquiry
  The mechanics of private equity
  Benefits of private equity

Chapter 2 - International and domestic trends (PDF 344KB)

International trends
Drivers of the rise in leveraged buyouts
Trends in Australia

Chapter 3 - Effects of private equity on capital markets (PDF 198KB)

Equity markets
Debt markets
Other effects

Chapter 4 - Tax revenue implications (PDF 170KB)

Taxation implications of private equity takeovers
Offsetting factors
General taxation law compliance issues
Overall assessment of the revenue impact

Chapter 5 - Is current regulation of private equity adequate to protect the economy and the national interest? (PDF 169KB)

The Reserve Bank of Australia's view
The financial regulators' view
The adequacy of existing regulations for unlisted companies
The Takeovers Panel's Guidance Note
The power vested in shareholders
Concerns about the existing regulatory framework
The difficulty defining industries of economic significance
Benefits to the Australian economy

Labor Supplementary Report (PDF 117KB)
Senator Barnaby Joyce’s Additional Comments (PDF 120KB)
Family First Dissenting Report (PDF 111KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 119KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearing and Witnesses (PDF 109KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719