Quadrant Private Equity has agreed to form an outdoor advertising joint venture with APN News & Media worth A$272 million ($289 million). APN had decided further investment was required to support expansion and entered into exclusive negotiations with...
Media | 23 Feb 2012 |
APN News & Media has entered into exclusive negotiations with Quadrant Private Equity concerning its outdoor advertising business. It comes after a strategic review concluded that the asset shouldn’t be sold but that further investment was required...
Australasia | 17 Feb 2012 |
Wolseley Private Equity has fully exited Australian fruit and vegetables supplier Freshmax through a secondary sale to Maui Capital, an Auckland-based private equity firm. The deal closed before the end of 2011, giving Wolseley enough time to return money...
Australasia | 30 Jan 2012 |
US private equity firm SCF Partners and Australia’s Viburnum Funds have acquired a majority stake in the newly created Vautron Group as part of a buyout transaction.
Australasia | 12 Jan 2012 |
Catalyst Investment Managers could complete the sale of its packaging business Aperio Group to a trade buyer by February, according to a source.
Australasia | 09 Jan 2012 |
The phenomenon is known as “loan to own.” Investors buy up companies’ debt on the secondary market and negotiate with the boards to secure what are in effect controlling positions.
Media | 21 Dec 2011 |
TPG has acquired NZ$70 million ($54.1 million) worth of debt in New Zealand-based MediaWorks from lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), accounting for approximately 20% of the company’s full debt load.
Australasia | 16 Dec 2011 |
A lender of Ironbridge Capital-owned MediaWorks, the New Zealand-based owner of TV and radio channels, is selling its NZ$70 million ($54.1 million) of senior debt in the asset for NZ$0.50 on the dollar.
Australasia | 12 Dec 2011 |
New Zealand-based Pencarrow Private Equity has held a first close of its fourth private equity fund on NZ$77 million ($59 million).
Fundraising | 09 Dec 2011 |
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) is making plans to invest up to NZ$8 million ($6 million) in New Zealand-based start-up firms.
Australasia | 06 Dec 2011 |
Australia and New Zealand-focused Advent Private Capital has held the first close of its Advent 6 fund, and has confirmed commitments of nearly A$100 million ($102.3 million).
Australasia | 05 Dec 2011 |
Blue Star, the New Zealand printing firm owned by CHAMP Private Equity, has hired Unitas Capital's Phillip Bower as its new managing director.
People | 21 Nov 2011 |
Australian PE firm Gresham has reportedly appointed Macquarie Group to advise on the sale of New Zealand appliance retailer Noel Leeming Group, an asset that it has owned for seven years.
Australasia | 07 Nov 2011 |
Summerset Group, the New Zealand retirement village operator owned by Quadrant Private Equity, saw its stock open above the IPO price of NZ$1.40 on Tuesday, although it closed marginally below it. The price slumped a further 2.84% to NZ$1.37 on Wednesday....
Australasia | 02 Nov 2011 |
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