Denham Capital's investment in Pembroke Resources appears to follow a standard pattern: Find a management team with a track record of building and selling resources companies; furnish them...
Investments | 14 May 2014
Fosun Group has highlighted the China growth potential of private equity-owned Australian hospital operator Healthscope, prompting speculation it might bid for the asset.
Greater China | 13 May 2014 |
Xeraya Capital, a life sciences investor controlled by Khazanah Nasional, and PE fund JP Asia Prime Capital have invested S$16 million ($12.8 million) in PrIME Biologics, a subsidiary of NuSep that specializes in therapeutic plasma products.
Healthcare | 12 May 2014 |
Lazard Private Equity has exited Australian automotive parts retailer Midas to Metcash, which owns brands including IGA supermarkets and Lucky 7 convenience stores, as well as a string of liquor, hardware and automotive businesses.
Exits | 09 May 2014 |
Bain Capital has agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Retail Zoo, the owner of Australian health drink franchise Boost Juice Bars, from The Riverside Company.
Consumer | 08 May 2014 |
Denham Capital will invest $200 million in Pembroke Resources as the newly-formed company looks to develop a portfolio of metallurgical coal assets across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
Industrials | 07 May 2014 |
The Australian government has once again postponed the introduction of legislation that could require superannuation funds to disclose not only the identity of the GPs they are backing but also details of the each fund’s holdings.
Regulation | 07 May 2014 |
In an industry seemingly obsessed with global standards, the Australian government's requirement that superannuation funds publish the full details of their portfolio holdings on a look-through basis was a step away from the norm. The delays in its implementation...
Australasia | 07 May 2014
The Australasian agricultural space is increasingly interesting to LPs that want an inflation hedge and a proxy to rising demand for quality food in emerging Asia, but local superannuation funds are slow to bite
Australasia | 07 May 2014 |
When you consider the sheer scale of the opportunity, it is perhaps no surprise to learn that Australia's largest-ever tech VC investment to date - which took place earlier this month - involved a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company.
Venture | 30 Apr 2014 |
Silk Logistics Group, which is owned by Australian GP Gresham Private Equity’s portfolio, has sold its last operating division, WA Freight Group (WAFG), to McAleese for A$15.4 million.
Exits | 29 Apr 2014 |
Spotless Group, the Australia and New Zealand-focused cleaning and catering contractor bought by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) in 2012, is seeking to raise approximately A$1 billion ($928 million) through an IPO.
Exits | 28 Apr 2014 |
Australia is a consistent source of buyout deals for pan-Asian funds but its share of the regional total is falling in percentage terms as GPs source larger ticket deals in other markets, according to Sebastiaan van den Berg, managing director at HarbourVest...
LPs | 25 Apr 2014 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has reached a first close of just under A$1.1 billion ($1 billion) on its fifth fund. The Australian GP is targeting A$2 billion in core equity, which will be supplemented by co-investment from a handful of sophisticated...
Australasia | 24 Apr 2014 |
Insight Venture Partners has invested $250 million in Campaign Monitor, an Australian business that makes software for email-marketing campaigns.
Australasia | 17 Apr 2014 |
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