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29 June 2016

Finance-focused online form software company seals $12m investment

iphone-624709_1920 Financial services-focused online form software business Avoka has picked up $12m of investment to expand out from its Australia and London bases.

27 June 2016

PE firms set to bid for Spotless’ laundries unit

laundry-963150_960_720 (1) Four private equity firms are reportedly preparing a bid for the laundry division of the recently listed services provider Spotless.

27 June 2016

Australian PE firms in hunt for equipment rental business Hirepool

excavators-1174428_1920 Australian private equity firms Anchorage Capital and Crescent Capital are reportedly among potential bidders for buyout-backed equipment rental business Hirepool.

22 June 2016

Australian fintech startup Waddle secures $30m debt financing

business-1037739_640 Sydney-based fintech business Waddle has secured funding for $30m in loan volume over the next 12 months from an unnamed Australian private investor.

15 June 2016

PromisePay picks up $10m of VC, entrepreneur funding

office-620822_1920 Australian online marketplace startup PromisePay has picked up $10m of new capital from backers including Cultivation Capital, Rampersand and Reinventure.

14 June 2016

AMMA leads $9m round in P2P payments provider Tapp Commerce

mobile-phone-998871_1280 Australia-based AMMA Private Equity has led a $9m financing round in Finnish mobile payment app Tapp Commerce.

7 June 2016

Australian agri investor Laguna Bay hits $280m first close for new fund

olives-886881_1920 Australian agriculture investor Laguna Bay has held a A$280m first close for a new fund targeting Australia and New Zealand.

6 June 2016

KKR hires Macquarie’s chief of infastructure M&A Tara Davies

executive-511704_640 Global private equity group KKR has appointed long-term infra investor Tara Davies new managing director at its infrastructure team.

6 June 2016

EMR Capital launches $750m-targeting fund

digger mining Australia-based private equity group EMR EMR Capital is looking to raise up to $750m for its second commodities-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

2 June 2016

Advent, Bain Capital see A$2.6bn-plus ALS take-private offer rejected

lab-1338729_1920 Advent International and Bain Capital have had their buyout offer valuing Australian testing services business ALS at more than A$2.6bn rejected.

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