Anacacia Capital has acquired a controlling stake in Pump Haircare, an Australian organic hair products brand that is looking to further expand its online distribution channels.
Going on the offensive is the best response to COVID-19 - taking advantage of market uncertainty to make new investments and help portfolio companies complete bolt-on acquisitions - the AVCJ Forum heard.
Macquarie and Armitage Associates are both set to make partial exits when analytics software provider Nuix completes its Australia IPO.
Warburg Pincus and Advantage Partners triumphed in the firm of the year categories at the 2020 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards, with The Carlyle Group and Affinity Equity Partners also among the winners with two trophies apiece.
KKR has acquired Argenta, a New Zealand-based animal health services provider, for an undisclosed sum.
The total portfolio approach remains on the margins of asset management. Advocates of the model hope LPs will reconsider as they look for alpha beyond the areas where they normally find it
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) have confirmed a $1.2 billion investment in Asia-focused renewable energy owner-operator Equis Development.
Australia’s V2Food is bringing affordability to the alternative protein space as fresh funding fuels an Asian expansion. The China entry will be a delicate proposition
Australia’s IFM Investors has invested about A$50 million ($36 million) in local industrial software-as-a-service (SaaS) start-up Zuuse.
KKR-owned accounting services providers MYOB has led a A$22 million ($16 million) Series C round for Australian HR technology start-up Flare.
Guy Hands, chairman and CIO of Terra Firma, has acquired the UK-headquartered private equity firm’s position in Consolidated Pastoral (CPC), one of Australia’s largest cattle station operators, through his family office.
Ares Management has submitted a non-binding offer of around A$6.4 billion ($4.5 billion) to acquire Australia’s AMP, continuing the recent private equity push into the country’s wealth management industry.
New Zealand infrastructure investors Infratil and HRL Morrison have offered to acquire a 75% stake in Australia-based radiology business Qscan for an enterprise valuation of A$735 million ($524 million), facilitating an exit for Quadrant Private Equity.
Blackbird Ventures has led a A$48.5 million ($35 million) round for Australian workplace safety platform SafetyCulture. It comes six months after a Series C investment of similar size.
Australia-based financial data and fund administration services provider Link Group has rejected a A$2.7 billion ($1.97 billion) buyout offer from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and The Carlyle Group, saying it materially undervalues the company.
Square Peg Capital and TDM Growth Partners have joined an $80 million Series D round for Australia e-commerce marketing technology provider Rokt.
Australia-founded beverages maker Lyre’s has raised $11.5 million in seed funding with a view to helping non-alcoholic spirits follow in the footsteps of alternative protein
Australian alternative protein producer V2Food has raised a A$77 million ($55 million) Series B round featuring Sequoia Capital China and Temasek Holdings.
LPs are becoming more flexible in their due diligence, in certain cases backing managers where there has been no face-to-face interaction, but COVID-19 has underlined the importance of pre-fundraise engagement
L Catterton Asia has sold Australian bootmaker R.M. Williams to Tattarang, a private investment group established by Andrew Forrest, majority shareholder and former CEO of Fortescue Metals Group.
BGH Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) have improved their take-private offer for New Zealand dentistry chain Abano, reflecting a relatively strong business recovery.
Australia’s Quadrant Private Equity is set to make a first exit from its growth fund with online beauty retailer Adore Beauty announcing plans for a A$269.3 million ($192 million) IPO.
Having increased its Series A round to $30.5 million, Neuron Mobility is ramping up expansion of its e-scooter rental services, with Australia and New Zealand the immediate priorities
Australia’s 99Designs, a global graphic design marketplace, has been acquired by Ireland-based Cimpress, the owner of marketing services firm Vistaprint. It sets up at least one VC exit.