Robert Talevski, previously head of private markets portfolio manager at Telstra Super, has set up an investment firm that will source and execute deals in Australian agribusiness, taking advantage of strong cross-border demand for exposure to the space.
Australian cancer and cardiovascular treatment provider GenesisCare, which is owned by KKR, has bought cancer center manager Cancer Partners UK from its private equity backer, Apposite Capital.
Australian life sciences specialists Brandon Capital Partners and GBS Ventures will exit local drug developer Spinifex Pharmaceuticals after Novartis agreed to buy the business for $200 million in cash plus unspecified earn-outs.
CHAMP Private Equity and Chilean conglomerate Sigdo Koppers have agreed to invest A$70 million ($54 million) in struggling Australian mining industry supplier Bradken. A merger of Bradken and Sigdo Koppers subsidiary Magotteaux Group is also under consideration.
Partners Group has led a A$450 million ($347 million) investment in Australia's Ararat Wind Farm project, alongside General Electric (GE), Renewable Energy Systems (RES), and Canadian pension fund OPTrust.
Australian turnaround specialist Allegro Funds has closed its second vehicle at A$180 million ($139 million) and expects to see plenty of deal flow from domestic banks seeking alternative solutions to pushing distressed companies into insolvency.
Australia-based alternatives investor Blue Sky has reached a first close of A$15 million ($11.5 million) on its second venture capital fund. The vehicle has a full target of A$30 million.
Crescent Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the Australian pathology operations of Healthscope for A$105 million ($80.8 million).
Anacacia Capital has acquired a majority stake in Australian lighting business LEDified Lighting Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
Archer Capital has agreed to buy Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B) Australia and New Zealand-based credit data business for A$220 million ($170 million).
MLC Private Equity, which is part of National Australia Bank's wealth management division, will open an office in New York to cover investment opportunities in North America and Latin America.
Hugh Morgan, the former chief executive of Australia's Western Mining Corporation, is looking to launch a new resources-focused fund.
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Wanda Cinema Line Corp, a subsidiary of Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group, has confirmed the acquisition of Australian cinema operator Hoyts Group from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP).
Quadrant Private Equity has agreed to acquire Australia-based VIP Petfoods, the world’s largest producer of fresh chilled pet food, for A$410 million ($313 million).
Survey Sampling International (SSI), a US-based market research company backed by Palo-Alto PE firm HGGC, will acquire online research panels MyOpinions, of Australia, and SmileCity Limited, of New Zealand.
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Australia-based QIC has teamed up with California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to create a A$1 billion ($764 million) Asia-Pacific focused infrastructure partnership.
Australia-based Private Equity Gateway Group (PEGG) has invested in U&Me Communication, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s OM Technology that has developed a mobile messaging platform.
A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to buy Crown Castle International’s Australia telecom towers business for A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in cash.
The Australian government has finalized changes to its significant investor visa (SIV) program, which will see more capital funneled into domestic venture capital.
Australian resources-focused investor EMR Capital has served as cornerstone investor for listed mining company Highfield Resources' A$120 million ($101 million) share placement.
The Australian government has allocated A$7.8 million ($6.2 million) to develop crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) and offered tax breaks for start-ups in its latest federal budget.
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