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26 January 2015

Blackstone to sell Sydney opera house-overlooking Gold Fields for $328m

sydney Real estate major Blackstone has agreed to sell Sydney-based commercial property Gold Fields House to Chinese property investor Dalian Wanda Group for A$415.

20 January 2015

TPG’s Alinta Energy draws buyer interest from Asia

flame-447844-m TPG Capital-backed Alinta Energy Holdings has reportedly attracted interested from a number of potential buyers and could go for more than A$4bn ($3.28bn).

16 January 2015

Navis exits specialist recruitment service Peoplebank after six years

emergency-exit-1429638-m Navis Capital Partners has sold its majority stake in Australian IT and specialist recruitment company PeopleBank Holdings to Japanese strategic investor Recruit Holdings.

18 December 2014

Ontario commits $200m to AMP’s infra fund

bridge The Ontario Pension Board has earmarked $200m, with additional co-investment rights, to AMP Capital’s global infrastructure fund.

11 December 2014

Bain Capital, PEP given due-diligence green light by Bradken after cut-price $730m offer

coal-mine-2_sq Private equity majors Bain Capital and Pacific Equity Partners have been given permission to conduct due-diligence on Australian mining company Bradken after putting in a cut-price $730m offer for the business.

9 December 2014

NZ Super invests in Khosla-backed carbon capture business LanzaTech

gas The NZ$27bn New Zealand Superannuation Fund has made a $60m equity investment in gas fermentation company LanzaTech.

8 December 2014

Blackstone prepares to close Asia real estate fund before 2014-end

asia Private equity major Blackstone is said to be looking to wrap up its Real Estate Partners Asia fund on $5bn before the year is out.

5 December 2014

Bain Capital, PEP make lowball $730m bid for mining product business Bradken

mining mine Bain Capital and Pacific Equity Partners have reportedly offered a cut-price $730m for Australian mining products maker Bradken amid uncertainty in the industry.

5 December 2014

Crescent Capital Partners hits Fund V hard cap at $565m after only 10 weeks

sunrise-over-melbourne-1446026-m Australian private equity form Crescent Capital Partners has reached a final close of its fifth fund, reaching the hard cap of $565m after only 10 weeks in the market.

4 December 2014

KKR backs sun-and-seawater arid agribusiness Sundrop Farms

Sundrop Farms A pioneering crop-growing business which aims to help sustainable agriculture in arid climates has picked up a growth capital investment from global buyout house KKR.

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