Founders Fund and Shasta Ventures have led a $3.6 million round of funding for Canva, an Australian website that allows amateur designers to create polished web graphics using drag-and-drop...
Australasia | 24 Jul 2014 |
Australian GP Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) is set for its fourth full or partial exit in two months after Philippines food and beverage conglomerate Universal Robina (URC) agreed to buy Griffin’s Foods for approximately NZ$700 million ($608 million)...
Exits | 22 Jul 2014 |
Private equity investors are seeing more control deals in emerging Asian markets traditionally dominated by growth capital, which in turn gives LPs greater visibility as to GPs’ operational capabilities.
Buyouts | 17 Jul 2014 |
Bain Capital and Advent international are said to be among the potential buyers for Lorna Jane, an Australian women's fitness and leisure apparel company backed by CHAMP Ventures.
Exits | 14 Jul 2014 |
KKR will reportedly team up with Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to bid for risk management and standards compliance business SAI Global.
Buyouts | 10 Jul 2014 |
A new equity crowdfunding platform called Equitise is being launched in Australia.
Early stage | 08 Jul 2014 |
Shares in Australian in vitro fertilization company Monash IVF Group slipped below the offering price on the second day of trading, following a A$315.9 million ($298 million) IPO that saw Ironbridge Capital exit the majority of its holding.
Exits | 27 Jun 2014 |
Intel Capital, the captive VC arm of the global chipmaker, has announced investments in two software developers, based in New Zealand and India, respectively.
Technology | 26 Jun 2014 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) will make a full exit from Asaleo Care as the hygiene and paper products manufacturer raises A$655.7 million ($616.6 million) through an IPO.
Exits | 26 Jun 2014 |
Hirepool Group – a New-Zealand equipment rental firm owned by Next Capital – has abandoned plans to raise up to NZ$262 million ($227 million) through an IPO.
Exits | 25 Jun 2014 |
Nine months ago, the bidding process ended for City Farmers, Australia’s third-largest pet services business. Number two player Petbarn lost out to Quadrant Private Equity. A couple of months after that Petbarn joined forces with Greencross, the country’s...
Exits | 25 Jun 2014 |
Global mid-market buyout firm The Riverside Company has acquired Global Orthopaedic Technologies (GOT), an Australian orthopaedic implants manufacturer.
Australasia | 24 Jun 2014 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $12 million Series A round of investment for Lifx, an Australian manufacturer of Wi-Fi enabled light bulbs.
Early stage | 24 Jun 2014 |
TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group are reportedly looking to take Healthscope public rather than seek to exit Australia’s second-largest private hospital operator via a trade sale.
Healthcare | 23 Jun 2014 |
The relationship PE firms and large institutional investors has yet to settle down following the disturbance created by the global financial crisis, but fee discounts, co-investment and direct investment are here to stay, says Marcus Simpson, head of...
LPs | 19 Jun 2014 |
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