Blackbird Ventures has raised AUD 1bn (USD 647m) for its latest fund, which will invest in “generational” technology companies in Australia and New Zealand. It is the largest ever VC fund raised by an Australia-based manager.
The fund comprises three separate pools of capital: a core fund of AUD 284m, a AUD 668m follow-on vehicle that will participate in growth rounds for existing portfolio companies, and a NZD 275m (USD 163m)...
Monolith Management, an investment firm established by Xi Cao, formerly a partner at Sequoia Capital China, has set the hard cap at USD 250m for its debut China venture capital fund.
Adamantem Capital has acquired a majority stake in Retail Zoo, operator of Australia-headquartered food retail brands Boost Juice and Betty’s Burgers, from Bain Capital for an undisclosed sum.
The Carlyle Group has appointed Harvey M. Schwartz, formerly president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, as its new CEO.
Crown Resorts represented a daunting target, given its size and pandemic and regulatory-related challenges. The Blackstone Group drew on its global know-how to make the USD 8.1bn deal work