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5 February 2014

Babson Capital secures first commitments for new Australian mezzanine fundp

Investment firm Babson Capital is seeking A$200m ($176m) for a new Australian mezzanine fund, AltAssets has learned.

28 January 2014

Super Group mulls SG Fleet IPO

Private equity-backed fleet and supply chain management company Super Group is considering floating its Australian fleet division SG Fleet.

15 January 2014

Technology Crossover Ventures leads $30m round for Australia’s SiteMinder

hotel room Venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures has led a $30m Series B round for Australian online hotel distribution platform SiteMinder.

13 January 2014

Platinum Equity acquires 70% stake in Australia’s Sensis

Private equity firm Platinum Equity has bought a 70 per cent interest in directories business Sensis from Telstra for A$454m.

8 January 2014

TPG enters race for Shell’s Australia business

l private equity firm TPG is the latest bidder to enter the fray for oil & gas group Shell's Australian refining and retail business.

7 January 2014

Blackstone boosts senior advisor James Carnegie to head Australia dealmaking

Global buyout giant The Blackstone Group has reportedly appointed senior advisor James Carnegie to head its Australian dealmaking.

20 December 2013

Australian financial services review “urgent economic priority”, AVCALp

The Australian government's financial system inquiry is much needed to improve the competitiveness of the country’s economy in the future, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

19 December 2013

Private equity-backed insurer Cover-More falls in stock market debut

stock brokerage market share listed Australian insurance group Cover-More lost more than 10 per cent in its first day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange.

19 December 2013

Carlyle, KKR advance in Transpacific waste management unit

New Zealand flag close up Private equity firms Carlyle and KKR have reportedly advanced in the sale of Transpacific Industries Group's waste management unit.

16 December 2013

Australia’s Anacacia Capital makes two deals from new fundp

Australian private equity firm Anacacia Capital has made two deals from its recently closed second fund.

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