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29 August 2014

Affinity Equity Partners snaps up one third stake in Virgin Australia’s loyalty program

download (6) Australasia-focused Affinity Equity Partners has agreed to buy a 35 per cent stake of airline Virgin Australia's frequent flyer program Velocity.

18 August 2014

KKR in $120m deal to buy three Melbourne World Trade towers

download (3) Global private equity investor KKR has partnered up with Abacus Property Group to buy a 70 per cent stake in three of Melbourne’s World Trade Centre towers for $120.4m.

13 August 2014

Reed Elsevier in $5.6m Series C for agriculture-focused tech firm

kansas-1166902-m Reed Elsevier Ventures has taken part in a AUD6m ($5.6m) round of funding for Australian agricultural cloud software company Agworld.

12 August 2014

Australia’s Next Capital makes 40% IIR in Go Bus sale

wheels-on-a-bus-1363811-m Australian private equity firm Next Capital has agreed to sell New Zealand transport company Go Bus to Maori investment companies Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation and Tainui Group Holdings.

12 August 2014

TA Associates-backed Speedcast debuts on ASX

sydney Private equity-backed Hong Kong-based satellite communications service provider Speedcast has secured A$150m ($139m) via its IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange.

11 August 2014

TPG joins KKR and Rhone in Australian wine company takeover bid

wine-bottles-278764-m TPG has reportedly joined fellow global private equity firms KKR and Rhone Capital in attempting to woo Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates.

5 August 2014

Aberdeen Asset Management launches fifth infrastructure fund

glen-canyon-bridge-1403445-m UK private equity firm Aberdeen Asset Management has launched its fifth infra vehicle Global Infrastructure II.

4 August 2014

KKR, Rhone Capital raise Treasury Wine bid

trearuty wine Private equity firms KKR and Rhone Capital have raised their takeover bid for Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates to $3.15bn.

28 July 2014

Healthscope rallies in ASX debut

hospital Private equity-backed Australian hospital company Healthscope rallied on its first day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange.

28 July 2014

Cerberus acquires £625m real estate loan portfolio from NAB

real estate National Australia Bank has agreed to sell a £625m portfolio of distressed UK real estate loans to US private equity firm Cerberus Global Investors.

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