Square Peg Capital, the Australia-based venture capital firm founded by the co-founder of job search site Seek is looking to expand overseas, with plans to invest up to A$100 million a year in Israel and the US.
Australasia | 18 Sep 2014 |
SAI Global, the Australian risk management and standards compliance business that launched a sale process after receiving a A$1.1 billion ($1 billion) buyout offer from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), has received no final bids for the entire company....
Buyouts | 17 Sep 2014 |
More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
Anchorage Capital Partners has exited the remainder of its stake in Australian electronics retailer Dick Smith Holdings, generating a more than 4x return on its investment after a two-year holding period.
Exits | 16 Sep 2014 |
Australian risk management and standards compliance business SAI Global – which is subject to a takeover bid from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and KKR – has extended the deadline for other offers.
Buyouts | 15 Sep 2014 |
Looop, an Australian online learning platform for employees, has raised a $2 million seed round from an undisclosed education investor.
Australasia | 12 Sep 2014 |
Having built a strong relationship with the management team at Dome Coffees Australia, Navis Capital Partners was comfortable with the notion of buying the specialty coffee and dining restaurant chain for a second time, 11 years after the first acquisition....
Consumer | 11 Sep 2014 |
MLC, the private wealth unit of National Australia Bank(NAB), has sold a A$750 million ($648 million) portfolio of private equity investments to Partners Group.
Secondaries | 10 Sep 2014 |
A private equity consortium including Canada's OPTrust Private Markets Group (OPTrust PMG) and Catalyst Direct Capital Management has acquired Australian bus route operator SkyBus.
Infrastructure | 08 Sep 2014 |
Australia’s Future Fund has appointed Raphael Arndt as chief investment officer. He was previously head of infrastructure and timberlands with the sovereign wealth fund.
People | 02 Sep 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has completed two buyouts, acquiring Singapore-based pipe cladding manufacturer Cladtek and Australian casual dining chain operator and franchisor Dôme Coffees Australia.
Industrials | 02 Sep 2014 |
Affinity Equity Partners will pay A$336 million ($314 million) for a 35% interest in Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program in a move that allows the airline to shore up its balance sheet.
Expansion | 01 Sep 2014 |
New Zealand dairy group Fonterra has agreed to acquire up to 20% of Beingmate Baby & Child Food, a PE-backed Chinese milk processor, for NZ$615 million ($515 million).
Greater China | 28 Aug 2014 |
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