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26 September 2016

Baring PE Asia nears A$1bn SAI Global deal, two years after failed KKR, PEP bidding

kangaroo-1149807_1920 Baring Private Equity Asia is set to buy Australian risk compliance business SAI Global in a A$1bn deal, two years after the company rejected a higher offer from KKR and Pacific Equity Partners.

22 September 2016

AustralianSuper’s London office opens doors

london-1197468_640 Superannuation giant AustralianSuper has opened its new office in London this week and is said to be looking to expand its local team.

19 September 2016

Quadrant strikes fifth buyout deal within a month with Jetts Fitness purchase

pexels-photo (1) Australia’s Quadrant Private Equity has agreed its fifth acquisition in the last four weeks and will reportedly pick up gym operator Jetts Fitness for about A$100m ($75m).

15 September 2016

Huge return looms for Allegro after agreeing Great Southern Rail sale to Quadrant

train-1376865_1920 Allegro Funds has sealed a hugely profitable exit of Australia's Great Southern Rail to Quadrant Private Equity just 16 months after buying into the business.

14 September 2016

TA Associates picks up Goldman Sachs Australia equities, fixed income fund platform

koala-bear-9960_1920 TA Associates has agreed to buy the Australian investment and fund platform of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

14 September 2016

AirTree collects A$250m for new venture capital fund

fall-1651853_960_720 Australia-based AirTree Ventures claims to have raised the country’s largest-ever venture capital fund, having closed the vehicle at A$250m ($188m).

8 September 2016

Macquarie’s MEIF5 fund closes at €4bn, to start investing soon

pexels-photo-110241 Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), part of Australia's banking group Macquarie, has closed its fifth European fund on €4bn, smashing the €2.5bn target.

7 September 2016

Australia embraces clean tech with first A$20m dedicated fund

recycle-728605_640 Artesian Venture Partners has launched the first ever Clean Energy Seed Fund (CESF) in Australia, targeting A$20m ($15.3m).

6 September 2016

Allegro to sell Pizza Hut in Australia with trio of former McDonald’s execs

pizza-1039262_640 Sydney-based private equity firm Allegro is said to have teamed up with former McDonald's executives Peter Rodwell, Lisa Ransom and Chris Leslie to manage Pizza Hut Australia.

5 September 2016

Carlyle gets high-level foreign investment expert as senior buyout advisor in Asia

business-suit-690048_640 Global private equity group Carlyle has appointed Brian Wilson, current chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), as senior advisor to its buyout team in Asia.

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