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27 May 2014

PEP bids for Australia-listed compliance group SAI Global

Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners has made a A$1.1bn to acquire publicly listed risk management, standards compliance and information business SAI Global.

23 May 2014

PE-backed Australian fashion retailer PAS Group raises A$120m

Private equity-backed Australian fashion retailer PAS Group has raised A$120m ($110m) as it prepares to go public.

21 May 2014

Pacific Equity Partners nears biggest Australian IPO in nearly four years

pool_lrg Australian buyout house Pacific Equity Partners is reportedly set to raise A$954m through an IPO of cleaning and catering company Spotless Group in the biggest IPO in the country in nearly four years.

20 May 2014

Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates rejects KKR buyout offer

wine Australian wine maker Treasury Wine Estates has turned down a $2.9bn buyout offer from private equity major KKR.

19 May 2014

TPG makes sole final offer for UGL’s property unit

australia_koala_170sq Australian engineering and property management group UGL has reportedly received only one final offer for its real estate unit.

14 May 2014

Riverside confirms $235m final close for Asia-Pacific Fund IIp

river-canyon The Riverside Company has announced the $235m final close of its second Asia-Pacific fund, confirming an AltAssets scoop from March.

13 May 2014

Fosun Group wades into bidding for buyout-backed Healthscope

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospital China’s Fosun Group is reportedly set to go head to head with IHH Healthcare to buy private equity-backed Australian business Healthscope.

9 May 2014

Private equity can address ‘fiscal challenge’ confronting Australian economyp

Next week’s announcement of Australia’s federal budget should be framed around policies that help support a more innovative and internationally competitive Australian economy, according to the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

8 May 2014

Bain Capital acquires majority stake in smoothie chain Boost Juice Bars

australia_koala_170sq Bain Capital has agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in Australian drink bar franchise Boost Juice Bars from fellow private equity firm The Riverside Company.

7 May 2014

Denham Capital launches Australian mining company with $200m investment

Resources and energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital has invested $200m in Pembroke Resources, a newly-formed mining company based in Sydney.

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