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26 June 2015

Switzerland’s Partners Group Holding, Canada’s OPTrust in Aussie wind farm consortium

wind-turbine-1424480-m The Swiss private equity firm Partners Group Holding and the Canadian pension fund OPT Trust are part of a consortium of investors that are to fund development of an A$450m ($348m), 240-megawatt Australian windfarm, it was announced on Friday.

25 June 2015

Australian Allegro closes distress fund at $139m

sydney-363244_640 Australian turnaround specialist Allegro Funds has closed its second fund on A$180m ($139m), AltAssets understands.

23 June 2015

Blue Sky Venture Cap declares first close for second VC fund

Australia Blue Sky Venture Capital, a part of Australian Stock Exchange-listed Blue Sky Alternative Investments, said it's closed its second venture capital fund, VC2014, on more than A$15m ($11.6m).

8 June 2015

Macquarie, Brookfield complete $1.9bn purchase of Apache’s Australian subsidiary

Australia A consortium of private equity funds managed by Macquarie Corporate Holdings and Brookfield Asset Management has completed its buyout of the Australian subsidiary of oil and gas business Apache Corp.

1 June 2015

Quadrant buys Australian petfood supplier VIP in $318m deal

VIP Australia-based Quadrant Private Equity plans to expand chilled petfood supplier VIP Petfoods into the US after completing an A$410m ($318m) buyout.

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.

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).

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