Blackbird Ventures has joined a NZ$10 million ($7 million) funding round for Sunfed Meats, a New Zealand-based company that specializes in meat-like vegetarian foodstuffs.
The Blackstone Group has agreed to sell Ixom, a chemicals business it carved out from Australia’s Orica three years ago, to Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) for approximately A$1.1 billion ($792 million).
Australia’s Future Fund has led a $140 million Series E round for Rocket Lab, a US-based space technology company that operates primarily in New Zealand.
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Advanced Personnel Management (APM), an Australian disability services provider purchased by Quadrant Private Equity last year, has acquired UK-based employment program operator WD Services.
Colinton Capital, a middle market private equity firm established by Simon Moore, formerly Australia head at The Carlyle Group, has participated in a A$68.6 million ($49.7 million) investment in automobile aftercare services provider AMA Group.
Australian pet care company Greencross has agreed to be taken-private by TPG Capital at an enterprise valuation of A$970 million ($698 million) and an equity valuation of A$675 million. The deal comes nearly three years after a A$720 million bid from...
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Wattle Hill RHC and ROC Partners have submitted an improved offer for Australia-listed Capilano Honey that values the business at A$198.6 million ($143 million).
Pemba Capital Partners – an Australian middle-market GP formerly known as RMB Capital Partners – has agreed to sell heavy equipment specialist Heavy Maintenance Group (HMG) to Malaysia’s Sime Darby for A$58 million ($41 million).
Australian middle-market GP Quintet Partners has targeted IT contract recruitment for its second investment, leveraging a global trend towards taking on staff as and when needed
Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) has been named the preferred bidder for Ixom, a chemicals business that The Blackstone Group carved out of Australia’s Orica three years ago.
Australia-listed Acorn Capital has raised A$55 million ($39 million) for its first venture capital fund that will make Series B and expansion-stage investments.
KKR will take a minority stake in Australian cancer and cardiac services provider GenesisCare – just over two years since exiting the business to a consortium led by China Resources Group.
A group of private equity investors led by BGH Capital has renewed its approximately $4.1 billion ($2.9 billion) bid for Australia-listed hospital operator Healthscope. A similar offer was rejected earlier this year.
Quintet Partners, an Australian investment firm established by a former Citigroup banker, has acquired a significant stake in Talent, a locally based staffing and recruiting company focused on the IT sector.
BGH Capital has made a A$1.97 ($1.4 billion) bid for Australian education services provider Navitas in conjunction with AustralianSuper and Rod Jones, the company’s co-founder and CEO.
KKR is looking to privatize Australian accounting software company MYOB, having acquired a substantial stake in the business from Bain Capital and made an unsolicited offer for all the remaining shares at a valuation of A$2.19 billion ($1.54 billion).
The Riverside Company has sold Australia’s Global Orthopaedic Technologies (GOT) for an undisclosed sum to Corin Orthopaedic, a UK-based firm recently bought by Permira.
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed to sell Manuka Health, a New-Zealand based producer of premium honey – used in dietary supplements, gourmet foods and personal care products – that it acquired three years ago.
New Zealand’s Direct Capital has exited its remaining 13.7% stake in domestic carpet manufacturing industry services provider Cavalier Wool Holdings (CWH) for an undisclosed sum.
Special situations investor Oaktree Capital has extended a loan package worth up to A$50 million ($36 million) to Australia-listed Blue Sky Alternative Investments following a string of regulatory breaches.
Australia’s Blackbird Ventures has joined a A$19 million ($13.7 million) Series B round for local rocket developer Gilmour Space Technologies.