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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.

30 March 2015

Bain-backed MYOB to launch $2.16bn Australia IPO

accounting tax calculator Global buyout house Bain Capital is planning to launch a A$2.8bn ($2.16bn) IPO for Australian accounting software firm MYOB.

20 March 2015

Australia’s QIC hires Ohio State’s Chatas as part of global expansion

download (9) Australia-based infrastructure investor QIC has hired Geoff Chatas and Giles Tucker to lead the firm’s North American and Europe business respectively.

18 March 2015

AustralianSuper drops $837m for stake in Hawaii mall

the-end-of-a-perfect-hawaiian-day-1005066-m Superannuation giant AustralianSuper has paid A$1.1bn ($837.2m) for a 25 per cent stake in a mall in Hawaii.

16 March 2015

KKR-led consortium buys GE Australia Finance Unit for A$8.2bn

best-of-australia--1435900-m A private equity consortium including KKR, Varde Partners and Deutsche Bank have completed a A$8.2bn ($6.3bn) takeover of the Australia and New Zealand financial services unit of General Electric.

9 March 2015

AMP holds $540m first close for $2bn-targeting global infra platform

california road Australian investment manager AMP Capital has raised more than $540m in new commitments for its global infrastructure platform in six months.

9 March 2015

PEP 75% of way to A$2bn Fund V target, buys Kerry Group Australia arm

Kerry Group Australian buyout house Pacific Equity Partners has reportedly agreed to pick up baked goods giant Kerry Food's operations in the country for about A$250m ($193m).

6 March 2015

KKR’s head of Australia to retire

Justin-Reizes The head of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ Australia business, Justin Reizes, is retiring after 16 years at the firm.

5 March 2015

Australia approves Affinity’s A$1.45bn sale of Primo

download (66) Private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners has completed the sale of Australian meat producer Primo to US arm of Brazilian beef giant JBS in a deal worth A$1.45bn ($1.13bn).

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