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3 August 2015

Hostplus a lead investor as Australia’s QIC announces A$1bn first close of global infra fund

Australia Hostplus, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, was one of the lead investors in QIC's new Global Infrastructure Fund, which has marked its first close with commitments of A$1bn ($800m).

30 July 2015

Paine & Partners’ Costa completes second biggest Australian IPO of the year

background-2277_640 New York-based Paine & Partners has raised A$550m ($400.8m) following Costa Group’s IPO.

29 July 2015

Legg Mason to acquire 75% stake in Australia’s RARE Infrastructure for reported $146m

construction digger infrastructure Legg Mason is to acquire a controlling 75 per cent stake in RARE Infrastructure Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based manager of $7.6bn in global listed infrastructure assets, the Baltimore-based, NYSE-listed asset manager said on Tuesday.

21 July 2015

CD Capital’s first Natural Resources Fund III deal is in Polish coking coal project

Coal by Pixabay CD Capital, a London-based private equity firm specialising in natural resources, has made its first deal from its third vehicle Fund by backing a Polish coking coal project near the city of Lublin.

17 July 2015

Carlyle, Macquarie shortlisted for ANZ’s car finance unit

handshake deal US private equity firm Carlyle and Macquarie Group are among the bidders shortlisted for ANZ Banking Group's $6bn-plus car and equipment loan book, AltAssets understands.

15 July 2015

Queensland’s Labor govt could force QIC to fund state’s infrastructure

Australia The Labor government in the Australian state of Queensland "could force QIC to reduce its international and cash exposure to allocate more funds to the State's infrastructure", an Australian financial publication is reporting.

26 June 2015

Switzerland’s Partners Group Holding, Canada’s OPTrust in Aussie wind farm consortium

wind-turbine-1424480-m The Swiss private equity firm Partners Group Holding and the Canadian pension fund OPT Trust are part of a consortium of investors that are to fund development of an A$450m ($348m), 240-megawatt Australian windfarm, it was announced on Friday.

25 June 2015

Australian Allegro closes distress fund at $139m

sydney-363244_640 Australian turnaround specialist Allegro Funds has closed its second fund on A$180m ($139m), AltAssets understands.

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 has 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.

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