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1 April 2014

Policy reform vital to directing Australian institutional capital into private equityp

Reform of some existing policy and regulatory frameworks is an important component of unlocking the potential for venture capital and private equity to play a broader role in funding more Australian businesses into the future, according to industry body AVCAL.

26 March 2014

CHAMP-backed Accolade Wines picks up $300m GE Capital financing facility

wine CHAMP Private Equity-backed wine business Accolade Wines has received a $300m financing facility from GE Capital International.

26 March 2014

Quadrant-backed Burson Auto Parts eyes A$220m IPO

Private equity-backed Australian car parts supplier Burson Auto Parts is reportedly planning to raise A$220m ($201m) via an IPO.

26 March 2014

NZ Super happy to build up illiquid asset basep

A focus on active investment strategies such as alternative assets reflects a concerted effort by the $18bn New Zealand Superannuation Fund to enhance its long-term performance, according to head of investments Fiona Mackenzie.

25 March 2014

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures co-leads $20m Vend Series B round

news_cashbox_lrg Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures has led a $20m Series B round for online point of sale software business Vend alongside Square Peg Capital.

24 March 2014

EQT acquires Australia’s I-MED Radiology Network

medical monitor Private equity firm EQT Mid Market has agreed to buy Australian diagnostic imaging network I-MED Radiology Network.

21 March 2014

New Zealand’s Superannuation Fund commits $250m to KKR’s energy funds

New Zealand flag close up The NZ Super Fund has agreed to invest $250m in private equity major KKR’s energy-focused funds.

20 March 2014

Policy support needed to align Australian superannuation funds with growth capital investmentp

There are very clear changes that can be made to the policy landscape to better align the long-term interests of superannuation fund members with the long-term investment horizon required to provide innovation and growth capital for Australian businesses.

19 March 2014

Riverside easily beats target in $230m second Asia-Pacific fundraisep

river-rapids The Riverside Company has followed up its recent $1.5bn flagship fundraise by pulling in more than $230m for its second Asia-Pacific vehicle.

18 March 2014

Macquarie to sell private equity fund of funds arm to management team

Australian investment banking giant Macquarie Group has reportedly agreed to sell its private equity funds of funds division to the unit’s three managers.

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