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19 June 2012

Aussie business owners shun private equityp

melbourne_sq Just five per cent of private business owners in Australia would consider private equity as a source of capital when seeking funds for investment, according to new research.

15 June 2012

Australia’s Pacific Road raises $369.7m towards fund targetp

Pacific Road Capital Management, a Sydney-based private equity firm focused on the global mining and materials industries, has raised $369.7m towards its second fund, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

14 June 2012

Hugh Jackman reinvests in bottled water company Balance

wolverine-hugh-jackman-angel-investor Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has re-upped his investment in Australian bottled spring water company Balance to help it close a Series A round.

6 June 2012

Australia’s Brambles shelves $2bn Recall exit

Australia’s Bramble’s, the world’s largest supplier of pallets, has shelved plans to sell its $2bn document management arm due to low offers.

4 June 2012

ASX mulls Pacific Equity Partners’ Link Market Services

Sydney-based private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners could sell its stake in share registry Link Market Services to ASX, the Australian bourse said on Friday, in a deal that could fetch up to A$1.4bn ($1.36bn).

31 May 2012

Australian private equity outperforms public marketsp

Australia’s private equity industry significantly outperformed listed markets in 2011, over nearly all time horizons for up to ten years.

31 May 2012

Australia to offer permanent residency to venture capitalists

The Australian government has announced plans to offer permanent residency to foreigners who invest a minimum of $5m in domestic venture capital funds.

30 May 2012

Australia’s clean energy VC fund to make first investmentp

The A$200m ($195.27m) Australian clean energy fund being managed by Southern Cross Venture Partners will make its initial investments in the solar and wind sectors in the coming months.

28 May 2012

Lazard facing Hastie losses after portfolio company submits falsified accounts

Australian private equity firm Lazard is facing losses on its investment in engineering company Hastie as the company risks being wound up after submitting falsified accounts to meet its profit forecasts.

28 May 2012

National Australia Bank winds down private equity division ICS

National Australia Bank’s private equity division is to close down, following a A$20m writedown on its investment in retail chain WOW Sight and Sound earlier in 2012.

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