When employees at Australian Reef Pilots (ARP), which provides pilotage services through the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Straits, wanted to engineer a management buyout (MBO), they found help from a newcomer to the private equity industry: Catapult...
Buyouts | 01 Apr 2015 |
Allegro Funds has agreed to buy a 100% stake in Australian railway company Great Southern Rail (GSR) from its UK parent Serco.
Australasia | 31 Mar 2015 |
Australian sports apparel brand 2XU - which is 40%-owned by L Capital Asia, a PE firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH - is looking to go public in either Australia or New York with an IPO that could value the business north of A$600 million ($468...
Australasia | 27 Mar 2015 |
The Australian government has given start-ups a boost with the much-anticipated introduction of a bill that means employees can defer paying tax on share options until they are actually converted into shares.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
Catapult Partners has invested in Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) in support of a management buyout (MBO) of the company.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
For a long time the UK and Australia operations of US wine giant Constellation Brands had been a drain on the parent company. Nevertheless, CHAMP Private Equity saw the potential for a category leader
Australasia | 25 Mar 2015 |
Chilean private equity firm Grupo Arcano plans to invest up to $100 million over the next two years in Australian start-ups.
Australasia | 20 Mar 2015 |
VentureCrowd - an Australian equity crowdfunding platform - has formed a partnership with angel investor group Sydney Angels in order to allow start-ups to tap new sources of capital.
Venture | 18 Mar 2015 |
A consortium comprising KKR, Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank has agreed to buy GE Capital’s Australia and New Zealand consumer lending unit for an enterprise valuation of A$8.2 billion ($6.3 billion).
Buyouts | 16 Mar 2015 |
Australian fund manager IFM Investors has agreed to pay $5.7 billion for a 66-year concession on a US toll road that crosses northern Indiana. It filed for bankruptcy last year due to heavy debts and low traffic volumes.
Infrastructure | 12 Mar 2015 |
Australian GP Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed to acquire Pinnacle, the Sydney-headquartered bakery unit of Irish food giant Kerry Group.
Consumer | 09 Mar 2015 |
Australians are missing out on higher returns on their retirement savings as a result of superannuation funds’ preoccupation with the fees charged by private equity managers and their reluctance to participate in the asset class, industry participants...
LPs | 06 Mar 2015 |
AWAS Aviation Capital, which is owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will sell an operating lease portfolio of 90 aircraft to Australia's Macquarie Group.
Australasia | 05 Mar 2015 |
Acquiring a company at a high valuation means a PE firm has to draw more deeply on its operational expertise to turn a profit, but it is equally important to maximize returns by getting the exit timing right.
Exits | 05 Mar 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo