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12 July 2013

Riverside makes first New Zealand investment with Simcro acquisition

Global mid-market private equity firm the Riverside Company has made its first investment in New Zealand with the acquisition of a controlling stake in animal drug delivery company Simcro.

4 July 2013

MBK Partners nears $2.6bn hard cap for biggest-ever buyout fund

S Asia-Pacific focused buyout house MBK Partners is reportedly nearing the $2.6bn hard cap for its biggest-ever buyout fund thanks to massive oversubscription.

4 July 2013

AMP Capital acquires 42% stake in New Zealand’s Powerco

Australian fund manager AMP Capital has agreed to acquire Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ 42 per cent stake in New Zealand-based electricity and gas distribution business Powerco for NZ$525m.

4 July 2013

TPG to make final bid for SingTel’s Optus, KKR and Carlyle drop out

A consortium that includes buyout majors TPG and Blackstone has reportedly been shortlisted for the final round of bidding for Singapore Telecommunications’ Australian satellite unit.

3 July 2013

Anacacia Capital exits Australian baby food company Rafferty’s Garden to PZ Cussons

Australian private equity firm Anacacia Capital has sold baby food company Rafferty’s Garden to UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons for £42.2m.

2 July 2013

Advent Private Capital closes sixth fund on $200m

Australian private equity firm Advent Private Capital has collected A$200m ($183.7m) for its sixth fund, falling well short of its original A$400m target.

1 July 2013

New Zealand Superannuation Fund cornerstones Pioneer Capital

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has committed NZ$40m to a new expansion capital fund managed by Auckland-based Pioneer Capital.

26 June 2013

TPG involved in two first round bids for SingTel’s Australian unit

Private equity firm TPG has reportedly participated in two first round bids for Singapore Telecom’s Australian unit Optus, which is valued at A$2bn ($1.9bn).

25 June 2013

Mobile giant Telstra backs Kony Solutions through $18.3m Series D

mobile phone touch screen pda The corporate venture arm of Australian mobile phone giant Telstra Corporation has invested $18.3m in mobile and multi-channel app platform Kony Solutions through a Series D financing.

24 June 2013

Ex-CCMP energy investor Mit Mehta joins Macquarie Group

Ex-CCMP Capital Advisors principal Mit Mehta has reportedly joined infrastructure investor Macquarie Group to head energy deals in the firms merchant banking arm.

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