Having spent the last couple of years in a politics-driven limbo, Australia’s renewable energy sector is seeing renewed investor interest. Nevertheless, the market still presents various challenges
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) has sold its LP positions in three US-based private equity funds as part of a move to consolidate its investment profile.
Australian mining supplier Bradken has rejected a A$150 million ($117 million) recapitalization proposal from CHAMP Private Equity. It comes seven months after discussions over a previous offer, involving a potential merger with Chile’s Sigdo Koppers,...
Archer Growth – which is now known as The Growth Fund – is on course to make a partial exit from MotorCycle Holdings, with the Australian motorcycle dealership operator targeting a A$46.3 million ($36 million) IPO.
Palisade Investment Partners and Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will partner on investments in domestic renewable energy projects valued at A$1 billion ($766 million).
Goldman Sachs and Blue Sky Alternative Investments have taken a controlling stake in The Pad, an Australian student accommodation group, as part a $1 billion joint venture.
Sequoia Capital’s India unit has led a $7.5 million Series A round for 90 Seconds, a cloud video production platform founded in New Zealand and headquartered in Singapore.
Urban Purveyor Group (UPG), an Australia-based restaurant chain owned by Quadrant Private Equity, has completed the bolt-on acquisition of Fratelli Fresh, an Italian-style café business with locations throughout Sydney.
Natalie Meyenn has stepped down as head of private equity at MLC, the wealth management arm of the National Australia Bank (NAB).
Fengate Capital Management has taken a stake in an Australian power plant along with General Electric (GE) and funds managed by domestic infrastructure-focused firm Whitehelm Capital.
Australia-based online wine retailer Vinomofo has raised A$25 million ($19 million) for an international expansion program from Blue Sky Venture Capital.
Tegel Group Holdings, a New Zealand-based poultry producer controlled by Affinity Equity Partners, is looking to raise as much as NZ$481 million ($332 million) through a dual listing in New Zealand and Australia.
Cyara Solutions Corp, a customer experience monitoring service established in Australia in 2006, has received $25 million in a Series A round of funding led by PeakSpan Capital and Greenspring Associates.
Affinity Equity Partners has bought Australia-based clinic management software developer Medical Director for A$155 million ($117 million).
TPG Capital has appointed Joel Thickins, formerly a director at CHAMP Private Equity, as new Australia country head.
Hony Capital has agreed to sell its 11.72% stake in Australia-listed oil and gas supplier Santos to ENN Group, a leading Chinese privately-held gas distributor, for $755 million.
CHAMP Ventures has postponed the launch of its eighth fund by six months. The Australian GP was expected to return to market in the first half of this year, having closed its previous vehicle in 2012.
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) has committed NZ$20 million ($13.5 million) to the fourth fund of domestic early-stage investor Movac Partners.
Australian rail freight and cargo port operator Asciano has accepted a joint takeover offer from consortiums led by Qube Holdings and Brookfield Asset Management worth A$9 billion ($6.8 billion).
Following the announcement of L Capital's merger with Catterton, Ravi Thakran, managing partner and chairman of L Capital Asia, discusses the implications of the deal and shares his views on the investment climate
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The effect of direct investment and co-investment by LPs is more profound than often realized, and has consequences for the future of fundraising
Australian LPs are increasingly interested in non-traditional structures in private equity as they find that fund investment programs no longer offer the flexibility, fee burden and scale of deployment to meet their needs.
CHAMP Private Equity has invested in Pepperstone, an Australian foreign exchange broker that facilitates more than $100 billion in transactions every month.