General Electric (GE) has teamed up with five venture capital firms in Australia and New Zealand on a $10 million fund that will support the development of clean technology. It is the company’s...
Australasia | 21 Aug 2012 |
Australasian infrastructure investor Morrison & Co. is reportedly looking to raise up to $1 billion for a private equity fund that will target low-risk global infrastructure projects.
Fundraising | 27 Jul 2012 |
Ironbridge Capital is mulling the sale of its waste management company, EnviroWaste. The New Zealand-based firm is expected to sell for a healthy price as its Australian counterpart Thiess was bought for A$218 million ($225 million) earlier this month.
Australasia | 26 Jul 2012 |
CHAMP Private Equity-owned Blue Star has suspended trading on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in anticipation of an announcement that the business is up for sale. It comes after the struggling communications company said in June that it had won the support...
Australasia | 24 Jul 2012 |
Harbert Australia Private Equity (HAPE), a unit of America’s Harbert Management Corp (HMC), has acquired a majority stake in recruitment and payroll software provider FastTrack.
Australasia | 12 Jul 2012 |
New Zealand-based early-stage investor MOVAC has raised NZ$42 million ($33.2 million) for its third fund. It will invest sums of NZ$1-5 million in local companies with an established track record that require growth capital.
Fundraising | 27 Jun 2012 |
Maui Capital has closed its Aqua fund at its hard-cap of NZ$250 million ($190 million). The New Zealand-based private equity firm had to turn away some larger investors.
Fundraising | 08 Jun 2012 |
Asahi Group is re-examining the terms of its NZ$1.5 billion ($1.27 billion) acquisition last year of Independent Liquor from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and Unitas Capital, suggesting there were differences in understanding between the buyer and sellers...
Australasia | 25 May 2012 |
New Zealand-based Waterman Capital has acquired a 20% stake in natural health brand Manuka Health.
Expansion | 11 May 2012 |
Goldman Sachs has exited its majority stake in New Zealand retirement village operator Vision Senior Living to Metlifecare. The acquisition – which includes Private Life Care Holdings as well as Vision – will be financed through Metlifecare issuing...
Consumer | 07 May 2012 |
Between now and the end of May, around 900 New Zealand investors are expected to sign up as LPs in Maui Capital’s new fund. With commitments ranging from NZ$100,000 ($81,000) to NZ$20 million, they are only expected to account for around two thirds...
Australasia | 25 Apr 2012 |
New Zealand’s Maui Capital has so far received commitments of NZ$92 million ($75.5 million) from institutional investors for its latest fund, which has a target of NZ$250 million. The vehicle is the same size as its predecessor, the 2008 vintage Maui...
Australasia | 18 Apr 2012 |
Valar Ventures, the venture capital firm run by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has raised NZ$40 million ($32 million) for a vehicle launched in partnership with the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF).
Venture | 22 Mar 2012 |
Subsea Investments II, a private equity fund backed by US-based LPs, will invest up to $7 million for shares issued by NZAX-listed Chatham Rock Phosphate (CRP).
Australasia | 15 Mar 2012 |
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