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20 September 2012

Adrian MacKenzie to step down from CVC

Renowned buyout veteran Adrian MacKenzie has announced his intention to resign from his role as a managing partner at CVC Asia Pacific, a move that comes as the global buyout giant battles with lenders over a protracted restructuring of Australia’s Nine Entertainment.

20 September 2012

TPG Capital now sole remaining bidder for Billabong

surfing_sq Billabong has revealed that one of two suitors to buy the beleaguered Australian surfwear brand has pulled out of takeover talks, leaving global buyout giant TPG Capital as its sole remaining bidder.

17 September 2012

Quay Partners bolsters team, announces change in ownership structure

Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has announced changes to its ownership structure and expansion plans with further international appointments.

10 September 2012

CVC. Goldman propose debt-for-equity swap for Nine Entertainment

CVC and Goldman Sachs are reported to have proposed a debt-for-equity swap for CVC’s stake in Nine Entertainment, a move that would wipe out the London-based private equity firm’s equity and cede control to the debt-stricken company’s lenders.

10 September 2012

Blackstone hires James Carnegie as senior advisor for Australia

Blackstone has appointed James Carnegie as a senior advisor to the firm, focusing primarily on the firm’s private equity activities in Australia.

6 September 2012

Bain Capital revealed as unnamed second bidder for Billabong

surfing2_sq Bain Capital has been revealed as the second bidder for Billabong, after the beleaguered Australian surfwear brand said late Wednesday it has received a second takeover approach from an unnamed party.

4 September 2012

Fund selection: “You know it when you see it”p

With institutional investors demanding ever more from their private equity portfolio, it is no surprise that the process of fund selection has become that more rigorous.

3 September 2012

Murdoch private equity fund buys DMG stake from Daily Mail

lachlan-murdoch-illyria_sq Illyria, the Sydney-based private equity fund run by the eldest son of Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has bought the remaining 50 per cent stake in DMG Radio Australia from the Daily Mail.

3 September 2012

Quadrant refinances Australian IVF provider Virtus Health

Australian private equity firm Quadrant is reported to have refinanced IVF business Virtus Health Group with A$225m ($231m) of debt.

22 August 2012

Quadrant in talks over sale of IVF provider Virtus

Australian buyout house Quadrant Private Equity has entered discussions about selling its in vitro fertilisation business Virtus Health Group, it is understood.

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