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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).

16 June 2015

Hong Kong’s CLSA Capital strikes $1bn target for third fund

hong kong Hong Kong-based private equity house CLSA Capital Partners,hong kong has hit its $1bn target for its third Asia real estate fund in what is believed to be a final close.

12 June 2015

Australia’s Archer buys local credit business from Dun & Bradstreet

archer target arrow Australian private equity buyout firm Archer Capital has purchased the Australia and New Zealand business of credit information provider Dun & Bradstreet Corp for A$220m ($170.26m).

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.

20 May 2015

QIC and CalPERS unveil $1bn Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership

construction digger infrastructure Australia-based institutional investor QIC and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (“CalPERS”) have joined forces to create an A$1bn ($764m) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership.

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.

11 May 2015

Babson Capital closes Asia Pacific mezzanine fund on more than $177m

dollar debt Global investment firm Babson Capital Management has held a final close of its latest mezzanine fund on more than $177m.

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.

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