The Blackstone Group’s tactical opportunities division has made a NZ$200 million ($134.5 million) investment in New Zealand insurance provider Partners Life.
Australian GP Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has launched a bid to buy snack maker Patties Foods in a deal that values the company at A$203 million ($165 million).
L Capital Asia has taken a significant minority stake in a company that has acquired the global rights to Jones the Grocer, a gourmet food retailer that originated in Australia.
The Riverside Company believes New Zealand’s Simcro has what it takes to build its animal health device business worldwide, and is using its global reach and long-term perspective to help the company succeed
Australia’s politically charged beef industry has attracted a wave of new investment, much of it driven by overseas buyers. As this interest elevates valuations and emotions, PE firms must capture value with care
Australia-based financial technology company Data Republic has received $10.5 million ($7.6 million) in funding from National Australia Bank (NAB), Westpac and Qantas.
The Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) has initiated development of a blockchain-based equities market settlement and registration system that is expected to facilitate exits for VC firms.
Quadrant Private Equity will exit Australia-based Canberra Data Centers (CDC) as listed infrastructure investor Infratil and Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. (CSC) agreed to buy a majority stake in the business for A$784 million ($565 million).
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored VC fund-of-funds, has appointed Richard Dellabarca as its new CEO. He replaces Franceska Banga, who has led the fund since its inception in 2002.
Aura Group, an Australia and Singapore-based fund management and investment business, is raising an Australia-focused venture capital fund with a target corpus of A$30 million ($21.8 million).
BigCommerce, an e-commerce software provider founded in Australia but now based in the US, has raised a $30 million Series E round led by GGV Capital. It has now received more than $155 million in funding.
Australia-based oil and gas producer AWE has rejected an unsolicited buyout offer from Lone Star that values the company at approximately A$421 million ($310 million).
Leveraging its networks within Australia and across emerging Asia, QIC wants North Australian Pastoral Company to serve as the first link in a chain that takes fresh beef to where demand for it is strongest
Peabody Energy, which filed for bankruptcy protection in the US last month, has agreed to sell its interest in an undeveloped Queensland mining asset to Denham Capital-controlled Pembroke Resources for A$104 million ($76.2 million) in cash plus royalties.
QIC has agreed to buy an 80% stake in cattle station operator North Australian Pastoral Company (NAP) in a deal worth around A$400 million ($295 million). It wants to leverage rising demand for beef in Asia, particularly from emerging markets.
Early-stage investors in Australia will be granted a string of new tax incentives as the government continues its efforts to develop a more innovative economy.
Shares in Affinity Equity Partners-owned Tegel Group Holdings closed up 5.2% on the first day of trading in New Zealand following the poultry producer’s NZ$298 million ($205 million) IPO. As of May 4, the company was trading at an 8% premium to the...
Having spent the last couple of years in a politics-driven limbo, Australia’s renewable energy sector is seeing renewed investor interest. Nevertheless, the market still presents various challenges
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) has sold its LP positions in three US-based private equity funds as part of a move to consolidate its investment profile.
Australian mining supplier Bradken has rejected a A$150 million ($117 million) recapitalization proposal from CHAMP Private Equity. It comes seven months after discussions over a previous offer, involving a potential merger with Chile’s Sigdo Koppers,...
Archer Growth – which is now known as The Growth Fund – is on course to make a partial exit from MotorCycle Holdings, with the Australian motorcycle dealership operator targeting a A$46.3 million ($36 million) IPO.
Palisade Investment Partners and Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will partner on investments in domestic renewable energy projects valued at A$1 billion ($766 million).
Goldman Sachs and Blue Sky Alternative Investments have taken a controlling stake in The Pad, an Australian student accommodation group, as part a $1 billion joint venture.
Sequoia Capital’s India unit has led a $7.5 million Series A round for 90 Seconds, a cloud video production platform founded in New Zealand and headquartered in Singapore.