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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).

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.

2 April 2015

Everstone buys Aon Hewitt’s Asia Pacific payroll business

accounting tax calculator India and South East Asia-focused Everstone Capital has bought Payfront Technologies Pte, the payroll business of Aon Hewitt.

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.

27 March 2015

Five-year-old Prostar launches Asia-Pacific infra fund, $200m raised so far

construction digger infrastructure Infrastructure investment firm Porstar Capital has launched a new fund focused on the Asia Pacific region.

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.

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