L Capital Asia is being sued in Singapore's high court over its decision appoint administrators to gourmet food retailer Jones the Grocer by the company's former CEO John Manos.
Australasia | 16 Apr 2015 |
Australia-founded online design marketplace 99designs has raised $10 million in a Series B round led by Recruit Strategic Partners, with existing investor Accel Partners also participating.
North Asia | 16 Apr 2015 |
In the past 18 months, Apache has sold off more than $11 billion worth of assets, ranging from oil and gas interests in the Gulf of Mexico, Egypt and Argentina to liquefied natural gas projects in Canada and Australia. To this can be added the company’s...
Buyouts | 15 Apr 2015
US-based oil and gas exploration and production company Apache has agreed to sell its Australia business to Macquarie Capital and Brookfield Asset Management for $2.1 billion in cash.
Industrials | 09 Apr 2015 |
Australian mining industry supplier Bradken has rebuffed another takeover bid by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), this time acting in tandem with Koch Industries.
Buyouts | 02 Apr 2015 |
MYOB, an Australian accounting software developer owned by Bain Capital, is seeking to raise up to A$833.8 million ($635.5 million) through an IPO on the Sydney bourse. The PE firm will not sell any shares in the offering.
Exits | 01 Apr 2015 |
When employees at Australian Reef Pilots (ARP), which provides pilotage services through the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Straits, wanted to engineer a management buyout (MBO), they found help from a newcomer to the private equity industry: Catapult...
Buyouts | 01 Apr 2015
Allegro Funds has agreed to buy a 100% stake in Australian railway company Great Southern Rail (GSR) from its UK parent Serco.
Australasia | 31 Mar 2015 |
Australian sports apparel brand 2XU - which is 40%-owned by L Capital Asia, a PE firm backed by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH - is looking to go public in either Australia or New York with an IPO that could value the business north of A$600 million ($468...
Australasia | 27 Mar 2015 |
The Australian government has given start-ups a boost with the much-anticipated introduction of a bill that means employees can defer paying tax on share options until they are actually converted into shares.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
Catapult Partners has invested in Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) in support of a management buyout (MBO) of the company.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
For a long time the UK and Australia operations of US wine giant Constellation Brands had been a drain on the parent company. Nevertheless, CHAMP Private Equity saw the potential for a category leader
Australasia | 25 Mar 2015
Chilean private equity firm Grupo Arcano plans to invest up to $100 million over the next two years in Australian start-ups.
Australasia | 20 Mar 2015 |
VentureCrowd - an Australian equity crowdfunding platform - has formed a partnership with angel investor group Sydney Angels in order to allow start-ups to tap new sources of capital.
Venture | 18 Mar 2015 |
A consortium comprising KKR, Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank has agreed to buy GE Capital’s Australia and New Zealand consumer lending unit for an enterprise valuation of A$8.2 billion ($6.3 billion).
Buyouts | 16 Mar 2015 |
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