Australian pension funds are keen to invest in a raft of infrastructure privatizations, with some of the proceeds earmarked for new projects. But more can be done to get long-term capital...
Infrastructure | 20 Aug 2014 |
KKR and Australia Securities Exchange-listed Abacus Property Group have together agreed to buy a majority stake in three office towers that form part of Melbourne’s World Trade Centre (WTC) for A$120.4 million ($112.3 million).
Real estate | 19 Aug 2014 |
Satellite telecom provider SpeedCast is trading at a modest premium to its IPO price following an offering that raised A$150 million ($139 million) on the Australian Securities Exchange and facilitated a partial exit for TA Associates.
Exits | 13 Aug 2014 |
Next Capital has agreed to sell New Zealand bus operator Go Bus to Maori investment funds Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) and Tainui Group Holdings (TGH).
Exits | 13 Aug 2014 |
Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has received a buyout offer from TPG Capital that values the company at A$3.37 billion ($3.15 billion), matching a revised bid submitted by KKR and Rhône Capital last week.
Buyouts | 11 Aug 2014 |
KKR, together with Rhône Capital, has made a revised A$3.37 billion ($3.15 billion) offer to acquire Australia Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed Treasury Wine Estates.
Australasia | 04 Aug 2014 |
Shares in Metro Performance Glass - the New Zealand glassmaker whose backers include Crescent Capital, Anchorage Capital and Sankaty Advisors - gained 5.9% on its first day of trading following its NZ$244.2 million ($227 million) IPO.
Australasia | 01 Aug 2014 |
When Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) first came to acquire New Zealand-based snacks producer Griffin's Food in 2006 at an enterprise valuation of NZ$385 million (then $240 million), it represented the classic carve-out opportunity. The company - famous...
Exits | 31 Jul 2014 |
Shares in Healthscope,the Australian hospital operator backed by TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group, rose 5.2% to A$2.21 at the end its first day of trading yesterday following the largest Australian IPO in four years.
Australasia | 29 Jul 2014 |
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has agreed to sell a GBP625 million ($1 billion) portfolio of mostly distressed UK property loans to New York private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.
Australasia | 28 Jul 2014 |
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 tools.
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 |
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