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11 November 2015

Qube to rival Brookfield’s bid for Asciano with $6.3bn offer

rail Australian logistic business Qube Holdings is reportedly set to rival Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management with a bid for rail-and-port operator Asciano, AltAssets understands.

9 November 2015

Hony Capital helps bolster Santos balance sheet with stake buy

refinery-514010_1920 Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has agreed to become the largest shareholder of Australia's Santos as the oil and gas business attempts to bolster its balance sheet.

7 October 2015

Felicis Ventures joins Woody Harrelson in $15m Canva round

cube-427894_1280 Seed-stage investment firm Felicis Ventures has lead a $15m Series A financing round in Australian graphic design company Canva that also received backing from actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

1 October 2015

KKR makes rare PE foray into mining sector with Oz Minerals stake buy

silhouettes-808153_1280 KKR has confirmed making a rare private equity foray into the mining sector by picking up a ten per cent stake in Australian copper mining business Oz Minerals.

1 October 2015

EQT cancels I-MED’s A$500m IPO

xray2_lrg Private equity-backed I-MED Radiology Network, Australia's largest X-ray provider, has reportedly withdrawn an A$500m ($350.45m), AltAssets understands.

30 September 2015

Pacific Equity Partners ‘showing faith’ in Australian share market with Link Group IPO

sydney-opera-719780_1280 Pacific Equity Partners-backed pension services business Link Group has filed to raise up to A$946m ($663m) in what could be the biggest Australian IPO of the year.

23 September 2015

Australian PE favouring sales over IPOs following share drop

sydney-363244_640 Following China’s stock market crash earlier this year, Australian private equity firms are favouring trade sales rather than initial public offerings (IPO), AltAssets understands.

21 September 2015

Pacific closes Fund V at A$2.1bn hard cap

Australia Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners has closed its oversubscribed fifth fund at it’s A$2.1bn ($1.5bn) hard cap, AltAssets understands.

15 September 2015

Crescent offers $215m to gain control stake in struggling portfolio company Cardno

blueprints-894779_1280 Australian private equity firm Crescent Capital Partners is looking to pay $215m to gain a controlling stake in portfolio company Cardno in order to rebuild the struggling business.

11 September 2015

Pacific Equity Partners to acquire NZ’s Manuka Health for undisclosed sum

honey-bees-326334_1280 Pacific Equity Partners, Australia and New Zealand's largest private equity firm, is acquiring Manuka Health New Zealand, a natural healthcare products company known for its range of items based on manuka honey.

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