Mezzanine’s role in Australia’s financing sector has grown in light of the economic crisis because, not only has it acted as an alternative to taking on senior debt – as banks became more stringent in their lending – but also to equity itself, says Gary Stead, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Shearwater Capital.
Stead tells AVCJ that Australia's shifting financing landscape has landed mezzanine with new bedfellows that it wouldn't have had to compete with in times past. "The alternative used to be senior debt....
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund of the government of Abu Dhabi, has announced plans to open an office in Hong Kong.
Vincent Ip, a Hong Kong-based partner with Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds group, has been promoted to partner.
CDH Investments has made another partial exit from Chinese pork producer WH Group, selling an approximately 6.83% stake for HK$6.25 billion ($806 million).
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $100 million investment in Actis Capital's latest emerging markets energy fund.