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11 November 2013

Capital Dynamics buys Australian biomass portfolio

Global asset management firm Capital Dynamics has acquired a 68MW portfolio of biomass power plants in northern New South Wales, Australia.

7 November 2013

North Castle taps Fund V for bulk of Nestle’s Jenny Craig weight management business

Jenny Craig Health and wellbeing-focused private equity firm North Castle Partners has bought Nestle’s Jenny Craig weight management business in North America and Australasia.

7 November 2013

KKR-backed BIS Industries eyes A$500m IPO

Private equity-backed mining services group BIS Industries is reportedly looking to raise A$500m via its IPO.

5 November 2013

KKR plans Australian IPO of BIS Industries

Private equity firm KKR is reportedly preparing to float its portfolio company BIS Industries, which provides logistics services to mining companies.

4 November 2013

Warburg Pincus exits lone Australian investment with Transpacific sale

Global buyout firm Warburg Pincus has exited listed Australian waste company Transpacific Industries Group, selling its 33.9 per cent stake for $541m.

21 October 2013

Quadrant Private Equity plans to float Burson Auto Parts

Australian private equity firm Quadrant is reportedly planning to float its portfolio company Burson Auto Parts after a two year holding period.

18 October 2013

Quadrant exits retirement village operator Summerset Group

retirement5sq_lrg Australian private equity firm Quadrant has completely exited its investment in New Zealand-based retirement village operator Summerset Group.

15 October 2013

Australian entrepreneurs launch new SME-focused private equity fund CoVest

Mathias Kopp CoVest Australian entrepreneur Mathias Kopp has co-founded a new private equity firm targeting small and medium-sized businesses in the country.

14 October 2013

Valar Ventures, Matrix Capital re-up Xero backing through $150m investment round

accounting tax calculator Peter Thiel-backed early investment firm Valar Ventures and Matrix Capital Partners have reaffirmed their commitment to online accountancy software provider Xero by backing a $150m financing round.

4 October 2013

Canada’s OPSEU Pension Trust launches Australian office

Canadian pension fund OPSEU Pension Trust has opened an office in Sydney to make infrastructure and private equity investments in Asia.

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