Navis Capital has agreed to sell its controlling stake in Australia’s Retail Apparel Group (RAG) to The Foschini Group of South Africa in a deal worth A$302.5 million ($225 million).
Australian venture capital firm Artesian Venture Partners has raised A$26 million ($19.5 million) for a domestic clean energy fund with a A$10 million cornerstone investment from the government’s A$1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund.
CITIC Capital China has joined a consortium including China’s Humanwell Healthcare to acquire the sexual health division of Australia-listed medical products supplier Ansell for $600 million.
CHAMP Private Equity has reached a final close of A$735 million ($547 million) on its fourth Australia and New Zealand-focused fund.
Blue Sky Alternative Investors will exit its stake in HPS, Australia’s largest provider of outsourced pharmacy services to hospitals, as healthcare business EBOS agreed to buy the asset for A$154 million ($116 million).
QIC, Goldman Sachs and Pagoda Investment – a China-focused private equity firm set up by a former QIC executive – have agreed to buy Icon Group, an Australian oncology services provider, from Quadrant Private Equity.
Hellman & Friedman has submitted a buyout offer for Australia’s Fairfax Media that values the business as high as A$2.9 billion ($2.1 billion).
TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) have revised their bid for Australia’s Fairfax Media to a full buyout that values the business at approximately A$2.75 billion ($2 billion).
An Australian-led consortium that includes Macquarie and AMP Capital has agreed to pay A$7.6 billion ($5.6 billion) for a majority stake in Endeavour Energy, which owns and operates part of the New South Wales (NSW) electricity distribution network.
TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) have submitted a buyout offer for Fairfax Media that would see them assume control of certain assets – including newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review...
Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has invested A$184.3 million ($136.8 million) to increase its minority stake in Australia-listed oil and gas supplier Santos.
Tencent Holdings, Sequoia Capital China and Mastercard have all participated in a Series A funding round worth $13 million for Airwallex, an Australia-based cross-border payments company.
Allegro Funds Group has acquired a controlling stake in Terrex Seismic, an Australia-based services provider for the oil and gas, minerals and government geoscience research industries.
Navis Capital Partners has acquired Mainland Poultry with a view to meeting the New Zealand's egg producers domestic capital investment needs and taking its technology into other parts of Asia
New Zealand Superannuation Fund believes it has turned its far flung location into an advantage, making decisions away from the mainstream investor community and plotting a differentiated course in alternatives
Navis Capital Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in New Zealand-based egg producer Mainland Poultry. The size of the deal was not disclosed but local media reports put it at NZ$300-350 million ($207-242 million).
During its ownership of Allity, Archer Capital has focused on putting the aged care company a cut above the competition. Now the GP believes its premium care bet is poised to pay off
US venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has invested NZ$28.5 million ($20 million) in New Zealand-listed accounting software company Xero. It will facilitate a partial exit for existing backer Matrix Capital.
US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has agreed to buy business products supplier OfficeMax’s Australia and New Zealand businesses from its owner, US-based Office Depot.
A consortium comprising Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, KKR, First State Super and Macquarie has increased its buyout offer for Australian lottery operator Tatts Group. It now values the company at A$7.6 billion ($5.7 billion).
Australia’s Blackbird Ventures has led a A$5 million ($3.7 million) Series A funding round for Fleet, a domestic space technology start-up targeting growth in the internet of things (IoT) industry.
First State Super and Hastings Fund Management have agreed to acquire the New South Wales (NSW) land title and registry business for A$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion).
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) has participated in a NZ$247 million ($172 million) investment in Kiwibank, a banking and finance services provider controlled by New Zealand Post.
First Super, an Australian pension fund that represents workers in the timber, pulp and paper and furniture and joinery industries, has suspended its PE investment program over concerns about poor labor practices in portfolio companies.