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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.

13 March 2014

Yellow Brick Capital backs online education course business Smart Sparrow

Australian education technology startup Smart Sparrow has picked up $10m of funding led by London-based Yellow Brick Capital following it setting up in San Francisco.

13 March 2014

Kerogen Capital backs Asia Pacific oil & gas exploration company Twinza

Energy-focused private equity firm Kerogen Capital has invested $27m in Twinza Oil, a private Asia Pacific-focused exploration and production company.

11 March 2014

IHH Healthcare mulls A$5bn bid for private equity-backed Healthscope

Asian hospital operator IHH Healthcare is reportedly considering making a A$5bn offer for private equity-backed Australian healthcare group Healthscope.

10 March 2014

Champ Private Equity eyes Shelf Drilling IPO

ship boat oil tanker Australian buyout firm Champ Private Equity plans to float its portfolio company Shelf Drilling on the London Stock Exchange.

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