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3 December 2013

Australian private equity space bolstered by stable policy, improved business confidencep

Australia's private equity and venture capital industry held its ground for deal-making and exit activity despite the tough global economic conditions, according to a new report.

29 November 2012

Australian private equity industry finds 2012 a challengep

While 2012 has proven a challenging year for the Australian private equity market following the impact of the eurozone crisis and the continued uncertainty surrounding the recovery of the US economy, private equity transaction values have remained steady, amid an uncertain and volatile global market

8 February 2012

Australian private equity outperforms public equitiesp

Private equity activity in Australia has shown strong performance in periods of high volatility for public equities, according to a new report.

5 June 2009

The recent challenges of raising capital in Australia, according to Clearway Capital Solutionsp

The credit crisis, the decline in equity markets and the deterioration of the real economy, has resulted in Australian superannuation funds facing a challenging conundrum. Despite private equity becoming increasingly attractive, several factors have discouraged new commitments – leading to a difficult capital raising environment for managers, writes Dennis Mothoneos, managing director of Clearway Capital Solutions.

14 November 2006

Land of buy-out promisesp

Australia has further consolidated its position as the land for mega buyouts When Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced that it has clinched the deal to acquire the waste management and industrial services businesses from Brambles Industries, it was another confirmation that Australia is fast becoming the land for mega buy-outs, says the APER.

14 November 2006

Guide to mergers & acquisitions: Australiap

Australia has a healthy and vigorous mergers and acquisitions market, says Banker & McKenzie. Both hostile and negotiated takeover bids are frequently made for the shares of listed companies. Australia regularly features in the world's top ten for national merger and acquisition activity.

5 October 2005

Investing in natural gasp

Private equity investors should be aware that projections for world energy demand, and the likelihood of oil prices continuing to rise, suggest that any over-supply situation will be quickly self correcting as natural gas will increasingly be used for new purposes, for example for powering motor vehicles, says Adrian Herbert in his article for the Eco Investor magazine.

11 August 2005

M&A in Australiap

Recent market conditions, which have seen much more liquidity in the M&A market, with numerous aggressive bidders for quality assets, is likely to continue in the foreseeable future, says PricewaterhouseCoopers. The trend of private equity funds bidding aggressively against corporate buyers in auction processes is expected to continue.

5 August 2005

Australia Private Equity Update: March 2005p

In this edition of Baker & McKenzie's publication, they look at Guidance Note 14 issued by the Australian Takeovers Panel and its potential implications for private equity funds considering public to privates.

11 April 2005

2004 Australian Venture Capital Association Yearbookp

In 2004 there was a sharp increase in the private equity capital raised in Australia. This reflected the strong returns generated by private equity firms and the consequent increases in institutional allocations to the sector.

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