Australian mid-market GP Mercury Capital is on course to exit local B2C mobile messaging platform MessageMedia after Sweden-based Sinch agreed to acquire the company for $1.3 billion.
Australian private equity firm BGH Capital has offered to acquired Sydney-listed industrial software provider Hansen Technologies for an enterprise valuation of A$1.3 billion ($1 billion).
Australian middle-market private equity firm CPE has agreed to sell cord blood banking business Cell Care to Generate Life Sciences, a US-based provider of cellular services for fertility and therapeutic purposes.
PropertyGuru, a Singapore-based real estate portal backed by the likes of TPG Capital and KKR, has acquired REA Group’s property technology assets in Malaysia and Thailand.
Bain & Company has appointed James Viles as head of its Australia private equity practice, a newly created role.
KKR is seeking to become the largest shareholder in Pexa, an Australia-based electronic settlement network for property deals, having offered to take out Link Administration Holdings at an enterprise valuation of A$3 billion ($2.3 billion).
Australian payments technology platform mx51 has raised A$25 million ($19.4 million) in Series A funding led by Acorn Capital, Artesian, Commencer Capital, and Mastercard.
After swapping a career in private equity for a role in philanthropy, Rob Koczkar returned to the asset class with Adamantem Capital – but brought strong beliefs on sustainability and inclusion with him
Baring Private Equity Asia is set to exit a significant part of Australia-based SAI Global, having agreed to sell the standards and assurance services business to UK-listed Intertek Group for A$855 million ($664 million).
The contribution CDH Investments has made to China Grand Pharma belies the size of its equity interest in the company. M&A, at home and overseas, has been central to the growth strategy
The Blackstone Group has improved its take-private offer for Crown Resorts, valuing the Australian casino operator at about A$8.3 billion ($6.5 billion).
KKR has returned to the market with Australia-based mortgage and asset finance lending business Pepper Money – a year after a previous IPO failed to get traction – seeking to raise up to A$500.1 million ($394 million).
Una Brands, an aggregator of e-commerce brands with a presence across Asia, has launched with A$50 million ($40 million) in seed funding from 500 Startups, Kingsway Capital, 468 Capital, Presight Capital, and Global Founders Capital.
Apollo Management has submitted a A$4 billion ($3.1 billion) bid for the wagering and media and gaming services businesses of Tabcorp Holdings, Australia’s largest gambling company.
Australian workplace safety platform SafetyCulture has achieved a valuation of A$2.2 billion ($1.7 million) following a A$99 million round led by Insight Partners.
Australia’s Main Sequence Ventures, a government-established VC, has raised 100% of its second fund with outside capital. It credits much of the success to the high barriers of hard science
Quadrant Private Equity has ventured into the pet services space for a third time with the acquisition of a majority stake in Australian pet food manufacturer Prime100.
KKR has agreed to acquire New Zealand premium pet food maker Natural Pet Food Group (NPFG) from local private equity firm Pioneer Capital.
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and The Carlyle Group have abandoned their A$2.7 billion ($1.97 billion) bid for Australia-based financial data and fund administration services provider Link Administration Holdings.
Quadrant Private Equity has made a partial exit from Australian car dealership Peter Warren Automotive Holdings following the company’s A$260.1 million ($203 million) IPO.
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to acquire 100% of Australia-listed waste management business Bingo Industries for A$2.3 billion ($1.8 billion).
Main Sequence Ventures, a specialist deep tech investor established by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has closed its second fund with A$250 million ($194 million) in commitments.
New Zealand’s Halter is bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen many new tools since the invention of barbed wire. Blackbird Ventures is offering its support
Blackbird Ventures has led a NZ$32 million ($23.4 million) Series B round for Halter, a New Zealand-based start-up that has developed smart cow collars and an accompanying app to aid dairy farm management.