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13 May 2016

Infrastructure not a market for everybody despite past decade of expansion, QIC exec says $

Vittorio Lacagnina, QIC There is no place in infrastructure for all GPs competing in the market even though the space has grown considerably over the past ten years, QIC's Vittorio Lacagnina told AltAssets.

11 May 2016

AWE turns down Lone Star A$421m takeover bid

oil-rig-464816-m US buyout major Lone Star will go empty-handed from the bidding for Australia's AWE as the oil and gas company's board has rejected its A$421m takeover offer.

9 May 2016

QIC to buy a majority stake in North Australian Pastoral

beef-783566_1280 Australia-based alternative investment firm QIC has agreed to acquire an 80 per cent stake in beef producer North Australian Pastoral Company (NAP).

25 April 2016

QIC: Technology disruptions create threats but also opportunities in infrastructure $

best-of-australia--1435900-m Technology disruptions can create significant threats in the infrastructure space but they also create new opportunities to grow and invest, QIC executives believe.

4 April 2016

Affinity looks to reduce stakes in Tegel through $235.9m IPO

chickens_sq Private equity-backed chicken producer Tegal is looking to raise up to NZ$344.4m ($235.9m) through its upcoming IPO.

29 March 2016

TPG hires Thickins to head Australia operations

Joel thickins Global private equity firm TPG Capital has hired Joel Thickins, a former director at Champ Private Equity, to head its Australian operations.

29 March 2016

Affinity seals A$155m deal to buy clinical software maker Medical Director

clinical development Asian buyout firm Affinity Equity Partners has purchased Australian clinical software developer Medical Director.

15 March 2016

Australia’s Asciano backs $6.8bn joint Brookfield, Qube takeover bid

port-675539_640 Australian rail-and-port operator Asciano has entered a binding agreement to be taken over for $6.8bn by two consortia, led by Canadian infra investor Brookfield and Qube Holdings.

11 March 2016

SK Capital buys opium-poppy processor

sunset-174276_960_720 US private equity firm SK Capital Partners has reportedly agreed to buy opium-poppy processing business Tasmanian Alkaloids.

1 March 2016

KKR moves Asia Pacific COO to Australia

Scott Bookmyer, KKR Global private equity investor KKR has announced that Scott Bookmyer, currently COO of KKR Asia based in Hong Kong, will head the firm's Australian operations from July 1.

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