Investec has acquired a stake in Australia-based financial technology investor H2 Ventures. It is part of a broader collaboration that will see Investec contribute to H2’s accelerator and early-stage investment program.
Scott Bookmyer, COO of KKR’s Asian operation, has been given the additional role of head of Australia. He will relocate from Hong Kong to Sydney and start work in July.
Blue Sky Alternative Investments-backed healthcare technology company Alcidion has listed in Australia with a A$2 million ($1.4 million) IPO priced at A$0.03 a share.
Australia’s Telstra Ventures has made an LP commitment to Singapore-based Monk's Hill Ventures' debut Southeast Asia fund - which is targeting S$100 million ($80 million) - as part of an ongoing pivot to Asian venture capital.
A Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium and a group led by Qube Holdings that includes Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and China Investment Corporation (CIC) are considering a joint A$9 billion ($6.5 billion) bid for Australian rail...
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Bohai Industrial Investment Fund, a private equity firm controlled by Bank of China, has participated in a $950 million debt funding round for Yancoal Australia, a publicly-traded subsidiary of sate-owned Yanzhou Coal.
Anacacia Capital has supported a management buyout of Big River Group, an Australia-based manufacturer of construction materials. The deal comes as the GP is said to be readying its third fundraise, targeting A$250-300 million ($179-215 million).
Australia’s Future Fund exited A$1 billion ($712 million) worth of fund positions from its private equity portfolio last year, with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) picking up the assets.
The Blackstone Group has agreed to buy a portfolio of five retirement villages in New Zealand from Australia-listed property and infrastructure group Lend Lease Group.
Partners Group lost out to Navis Capital Partners when Guardian Early Learning was put up for sale three years ago. The firm wasn't going to let the opportunity slip from its grasp a second time
The board of Australian rail freight and cargo port operator Asciano has accepted an A$8.8 billion ($6.3 billion) takeover bid by a Qube Holdings-led consortium that includes Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and China Investment Corporation...
TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group have jointly acquired a 15.42% voting interest in Australia’s Greencross, although a buyout offer for the listed pet services business was rejected over the weekend.
An Australian parliamentary committee will launch an inquiry into the collapse of listed domestic retailers following the demise of Dick Smith Electronics, which was previously owned by Anchorage Capital Partners.
Partners Group has bought a controlling stake in Australian early childhood education provider Guardian Early Learning Group from Navis Capital Partners at a post-deal valuation of A$440 million ($313 million)
Australia’s Future Fund has lowered its private equity allocation slightly and boosted its cash holdings, reflecting concerns over increased risk due to changes in lending and public policy across markets.
Australia-based pet services business Greencross has confirmed it received and rejected a buyout offer from TPG Capital worth around A$720 million ($507 million).
J.C. Flowers has agreed to buy the Australia and Japan businesses of Chi-X Global Holdings, an alternative equity trading platform that competes with primary exchanges, as well as the company’s Hong Kong-based technology services unit.