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18 May 2012

Pacific Equity Partners to sell A$1.4bn Link Group

news_shareprices.lrg_ Australian biggest buyout house Pacific Equity Partners has started the process to sell portfolio company Link Group for up to A$1.4bn, it is understood.

15 May 2012

Australia’s Pacific Brands ends takeover talks with KKR

Australian underwear maker Pacific Brands said takeover talks with potential suitors including global buyout giant KKR have ended without an offer being made, ending four months of negotiations and due diligence processes that could have led to a sale worth more than $600m.

9 May 2012

Buyout boom drives New Zealand private equity activityp

New Zealand’s private equity and venture capital industry saw an increase in total investment value of 88 per cent on 2010 to levels last seen in 2007.

8 May 2012

CVC’s Mantra hotel sale attracts bids from Archer, CHAMP

CVC’s sale of Mantra Hotels has attracted interest from Aussie private equity firms Archer Capital and CHAMP, an A$520m exit that comes ahead of the buyout major’s imminent withdrawal from Australia following crippling losses from its investment in debt-stricken broadcast giant Nine Entertainment.

1 May 2012

Pacific Equity agrees to $750m Spotless take-private

Australia’s largest buyout house Pacific Equity Partners has agreed to buy listed cleaning and catering services contractor Spotless Group after raising its bid for a second time to A$720m ($753m).

25 April 2012

Pacific Equity Partners sharpens bid for Spotless

Australia’s largest buyout house Pacific Equity Partners has improved its offer for Spotless Group, bringing the value of the deal to around A$743m ($765m).

18 April 2012

Former Goldman execs’ Maui Capital to raise NZ$250m second fund

new-zealand-flag Maui Capital, a New Zealand private equity firm set up by two former Goldman Sachs JB Were executives, has launched its latest NZ$250m ($204m) buyout fund to target investment opportunities in the Kiwi and Australian mid-market space.

18 April 2012

Hyperion founder leaves to raise A$200m private equity fund

Manny Pohl, the founder and managing director of Hyperion Asset Management, is leaving the A$3.2bn ($3.32bn) Australian fund manager to set up a private equity vehicle.

17 April 2012

CVC to start selling Nine ticketing arm as it looks to exit Australia

UK private equity firm CVC is planning to begin selling the ticket arm of Australian TV Network Nine this week amid a broader plan to withdraw from the country.

16 April 2012

Anacacia Capital to launch $150m Australian mid-market fund

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, is preparing to raise a second fund to target investment opportunities in the Australian mid-market space.

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