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16 December 2013

Australia’s mid-market attracts offshore investors to growth storyp

There is a growing appetite among the investment community, both domestically and abroad, for investment opportunities in the lower end of the Australia and New Zealand mid-market.

13 December 2013

Light at the end of the tunnel “looks brighter” for Australian private equityp

For Australia's private equity industry, fundraising remained tough, deal flow was limited, and market conditions remained subdued for many portfolio companies. However, there were a number of positive changes that gave increased confidence in the deal outlook for 2014.

11 December 2013

Blackstone Australia, New Zealand chairman resigns after two years with firm

Blackstone Group’s Australia and New Zealand chairman Paul Costello has reportedly resigned just two years after joining the firm.

9 December 2013

France, Australia-based Committed Advisors reaches 75% of target for Fund II

Daniel Benin Committed Advisors Committed Advisors, the private equity secondaries firm which straddles France and Australia, is reportedly three-quarters of the way to target for its second fund after holding a €300m first close for the vehicle.

4 December 2013

Anchorage makes rapid return on Dick Smith investment through $315m IPO

tablet computer Australian private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners has made a hefty return from its investment in electronics retailer Dick Smith through the company’s A$315m IPO.

4 December 2013

Australian private equity fundraising sees “sharp” decreasep

Total funds raised in Australia fell to $867m during the most recent financial year, reversing the upward trend seen in the previous two years.

3 December 2013

L Capital acquires 40% stake in Australia’s 2XU

xu Private equity firm L Capital has bought a 40 per cent stake in Australian outdoor and sports clothing brand 2XU.

2 December 2013

Crescent-backed Cover-More Group eyes $477m IPO

stock brokerage market share listed Private equity-backed Australian insurance group Cover-More Group has filed to raise A$521.2m via an IPO.

29 November 2013

Steamboat Ventures-backed consortium withdraws Abano bid

New Zealand flag close up A private equity-backed consortium has terminated its offer for New Zealand's Abano Healthcare Group following a downgrade in its profit guidance.

27 November 2013

First round bids for Transpacific’s waste management unit due on December 6

newzealand_170sq Australian industrial services group Transpacific has set a December 6 deadline for first round bids for its New Zealand waste management unit, which has attracted interest from private equity firms.

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