A consortium of investors including Archer Capital has scrapped its bid for New Zealand's Abano Healthcare Group. The group, which also featured Healthcare Industry Limited (HIL) and Steamboat...
Australasia | 29 Nov 2013 |
AMP Capital will acquire a 100% interest in a portfolio of school buildings in Melbourne from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The purchase is being made via the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund, which invests in public-private partnership-style...
Infrastructure | 29 Nov 2013 |
The Blackstone Group and The Carlyle Group are said to be among suitors for Transpacific Industries Group's New Zealand waste management unit, with first round bids expected by December 6. Japan's Orix Corp. and New Zealand infrastructure investor Infratil...
Australasia | 28 Nov 2013 |
US-based Odyssey Investment Partners has agreed to sell BarrierSafe Solutions International, a provider of disposable gloves, to Ansell for approximately $615 million.
Australasia | 26 Nov 2013 |
KKR-held Australian mining logistics company Bis Industries is to acquire mining haulage systems operator Powertrans for A$30 million ($27.46 million).
Australasia | 26 Nov 2013 |
Study Group, an education services provider owned by Providence Equity Partners, has acquired ANU College from Australian National University. Financial details were not disclosed.
Buyout | 25 Nov 2013 |
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has written to 130 private equity firms offering to “assist with their compliance” as it scrutinizes the pipeline of upcoming IPOs to ensure foreign investors don’t avoid paying local tax.
Australasia | 20 Nov 2013 |
HighPoint Capital has acquired a significant minority shareholding in Brand New Media (BNM), a Sydney-headquartered business that runs digital channels for brands and broadcasters. Its partners include Seven West Media in Australia, New Zealand’s national...
Expansion | 20 Nov 2013 |
Oaktree Capital has increased its stake in New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks to 43%, after acquiring a 14.6% stake from Dutch lender Rabobank. The transaction took place the same day lenders completed their recapitalization of MediaWorks, reducing its...
Australasia | 19 Nov 2013 |
Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has reportedly sold a 25% stake in share registry and superannuation administration services provider Link Group to Macquarie Group and Intermediate Capital Group for around A$200 million ($187 million).
Exits | 18 Nov 2013 |
Crowdsourced design marketplace DesignCrowd (DC) has raised another A$3 million ($2.8 million) from Starfish Ventures to expand into new markets.
Australasia | 14 Nov 2013 |
Andrew Thompson, head of private equity at KPMG Australia, is relocating to Singapore where he will take up a Southeast Asia-focused position with the firm.
People | 08 Nov 2013 |
Accolade Wines, a winemaker owned by Australia's CHAMP Private Equity, has agreed to acquire a portfolio of wine brands from New Zealand counterpart Mud House Wine Group.
Australasia | 07 Nov 2013 |
Venture capital fundraising has become difficult for all but the select few in Asia as LPs concentrate their resources on established names. Where will replacement investors come from?
Fundraising | 07 Nov 2013 |
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