A consortium featuring Hastings Fund Management, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will pay A$10.26 billion ($7.5 billion) for...
Buyouts | 25 Nov 2015 |
Australian resources-focused investor EMR Capital is leading a consortium that has agreed to buy an Indonesia-based gold mine from Hong Kong-listed G-Resources for $775 million, including debt.
Buyouts | 24 Nov 2015 |
TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group have completed their exit from Australian hospital operator Healthscope, having privatized the company in 2010 and re-listed it last year.
Exits | 24 Nov 2015 |
Bill Ferris, co-chairman and co-founding partner of CHAMP Private Equity, has been appointed chairman of Innovation Australia, an independent, government-established body with a mandate that includes supporting start-ups and venture capital.
Venture | 19 Nov 2015 |
KKR has committed $35 million to Signostics, an Australian medical technology company that produces hand-held devices used to conduct ultrasound tests and bladder scans.
Healthcare | 17 Nov 2015 |
Atlassian, an enterprise software company founded in Sydney by two Australian entrepreneurs, has filed for a NASDAQ IPO. Accel Partners is the most significant venture capital investor in the business with a 12.5% stake.
Exits | 11 Nov 2015 |
Sankaty Advisors, the global credit affiliate of Bain Capital, has agreed to buy GE Capital’s commercial lending and leasing portfolios in Australia and New Zealand.
Buyouts | 10 Nov 2015 |
China's Hony Capital will buy A$500 million ($381 million) worth of shares in Australia-based oil and gas supplier Santos, as part of the company's bid to cut debt by raising A$3.5 billion.
Australasia | 09 Nov 2015 |
Archer Capital has created an education business in New Zealand following the acquisition of five privately-owned vocational education and training institutions.
Australasia | 09 Nov 2015 |
Having the ability to change the management team in a portfolio company remains a critical factor for private equity investors as they place greater emphasis on the value-add process.
Greater China | 05 Nov 2015 |
Australian engineering firm Calibre, which is backed by US-based First Reserve, plans to delist from the Australian Securities Exchange and buy back the stakes of minority shareholders.
Australasia | 29 Oct 2015 |
Link Group, the Australian financial data and fund administration services provider backed by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), is trading above its IPO price following the company's A$946.3 million ($674 million) offering.
Australasia | 28 Oct 2015 |
Australia-based oil and gas supplier Santos has rejected a takeover bid from Scepter Partners, a private equity firm backed by sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals in Asia and the Middle East.
Australasia | 23 Oct 2015 |
Apollo Global Management has agreed to sell a 13% stake in Australia’s Nine Entertainment to regional broadcaster WIN Corp.
Exits | 22 Oct 2015 |
Bridgeport Capital, the direct investment arm of Hawkesbridge Capital, has acquired Australia’s Underground Cable Systems (UCS) in a deal worth approximately A$100 million ($73 million) alongside company management.
Australasia | 20 Oct 2015 |
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The Australasian alternative assets industry is evolving and this is creating a new set of challenges for participants. Funds seeking new commitments typically require the lion share to be from offshore, the deal environment is competitive and in general market activity has slowed reflecting the regions overall macro-economic story. However, a handful of funds have had successful fundraises and it is clear that the GPs that measure up when benchmarked on a global stage will continue to drive the domestic industry forward.
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