It is a well established trend that Australian LPs are increasingly looking to internationalize their private equity exposure, arguably at the expense of domestic GPs. Foreign investors looking to enter Australia are not deterred. Sebastiaan van den Berg, managing director at HarbourVest Partners, has no plans to scale back, citing the country’s stable economy, rule of law and experienced GP community.
He does admit, however, that the retreat of domestic LPs leaves their foreign counterparts in a bind. "Perhaps from a more selfish perspective, less capital driving up valuations is better - to the extent...
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.