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20 May 2015

QIC and CalPERS unveil $1bn Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership

construction digger infrastructure Australia-based institutional investor QIC and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (“CalPERS”) have joined forces to create an A$1bn ($764m) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership.

14 May 2015

Macquarie-led consortium said to agree to buy Oz telecoms biz stake for A$2bn

telecom tower 2_sq A group of investors led by the infrastructure arm of Australia's Macquarie Group is to buy a majority stake in an Australian telecoms tower business from its parent, Houston-based Crown Castle International (CCI), for A$2bn (around $1.6bn), according to a statement released by CCI on Thursday.

11 May 2015

Babson Capital closes Asia Pacific mezzanine fund on more than $177m

dollar debt Global investment firm Babson Capital Management has held a final close of its latest mezzanine fund on more than $177m.

1 May 2015

Bain’s Australian accounting software company MYOB lands $658m IPO

accounting tax calculator Bain Capital-backed Australian accounting software company MYOB has raised A$833m ($658m) in reportedly the country’s biggest IPO of the year, AltAssets understands.

30 April 2015

Mercer loses Asia-Pacific PE manager Ray King

melbourne Melbourne-based Mercer Investment has lost its partner and head of private equity research for the Asia-Pacific region, AltAssets understands.

28 April 2015

Blackstone hits $1bn mark for latest core Asia fund

asia US real estate giant Blackstone has reportedly pulled in $1bn for its debut core Asia fund.

21 April 2015

Australia’s Brandon Capital closes record life science-focused Fund III on $154.5m

santarus life sciences Venture capital firm Brandon Capital has closed its third life sciences venture capital fund on A$200m ($154.5m).

16 April 2015

Affinity to buy Australia’s ticketing business Nine Live for $496m

australia flag Affinity Equity Partners has reportedly agreed to buy Australia-based live events and ticketing business Nine Live for an enterprise valuation of A$640m ($496m).

2 April 2015

Pacific, Koch’s Joint bid for mining equipment maker Bradken rejected

best-of-australia--1435900-m Australia’s Pacific Private Equity and US commodities group Koch Industries have had a $325m offer for mining equipment maker Bradken turned down.

2 April 2015

Everstone buys Aon Hewitt’s Asia Pacific payroll business

accounting tax calculator India and South East Asia-focused Everstone Capital has bought Payfront Technologies Pte, the payroll business of Aon Hewitt.

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