Western Australia is the country's fourth-largest state by population but the richest by natural resources and this has seen it emerge as the primary source of economic growth. This shift in momentum from east coast to west – coupled with the cyclical downturn in retail sector – is reflected in private equity investment trends.
"When I look at the Advent V portfolio, about one third of the investments are infrastructure or mining focused," says Rupert Harrington, managing director of Advent Private Capital, an Australian mid-market...
AMC Entertainment, the US theatre chain controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda Group, will acquire Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group from PE firm Bridgepoint and Swidesh media group Bonnier Holding for SEK8.25 billion ($929 million).
GreenSync, an Australian company that has developed smart software for use in electricity grids, has raised A$11.5 million ($8.7 million) in Series B funding from Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Southern Cross Venture Partners.
CapitalG, the investment arm of Google parent company Alphabet, formerly known as Google Capital, has led a $15 million Series B round for Indian math learning start-up Cuemath.
Local Measure, an Australian analytics technology provider servicing the tourism industry, has raised $3.4 million for an expansion effort that will include opening new offices in Los Angeles and Dubai.