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 |
Quadrant Private Equity-owned Summerset Group, New Zealand’s third-largest retirement village operator, has raised NZ$123.6 million ($99.5 million) in the largest IPO seen in the country in two years. The company sold 88.3 million shares at NZ$1.40...
Australasia | 27 Oct 2011 |
It's a good time to be targeting turnarounds in Australasia. Private equity firms, hedge funds and investment banks are pursuing a host of opportunities in the consumer segment where companies have been hit hard by the seize-up in spending that followed...
Australasia | 26 Oct 2011 |
Affinity Equity Partners has ramped up its consumer portfolio in Australia through a 70% stake acquisition in top deli meats producer Primo Smallgoods, for a price that values the company at A$740 million ($758 million).
Buyouts | 26 Oct 2011 |
Paul Costello, who stepped down as general manager of Future Fund late last year, has been appointed The Blackstone Group’s non-executive chairman for Australia and New Zealand. He will report to Tony James, the private equity firm’s president, and...
Australasia | 19 Oct 2011 |
The Blackstone Group has agreed to buy Antares Restaurant Group, which operates the Burger King franchise in New Zealand, from Anchorage Capital Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Exits | 17 Oct 2011 |
Quadrant Private Equity plans to list Summerset, New Zealand’s third-largest retirement village company, in November but is likely only to exit 30% of its 97% stake in the company following recent market volatility.
Australasia | 29 Sep 2011 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) will approach potential buyers for Griffin’s Foods in the next week or two, setting up a deal that has been valued at up to A$750 million ($735.7 million) including debt.
Consumer | 23 Sep 2011 |
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