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10 September 2013

Wolseley Private Equity makes 2.3x return from Guardian Early Learning Group exit

Private equity firm Navis Capital Partners has bought a controlling stake in Australian childcare service provider Guardian Early Learning Group from Wolseley Private Equity.

9 September 2013

Champ Private Equity and Headland offer A$150m for remaining Miclyn stake

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Buyout firms Champ Private Equity and Headland Capital Partners have offered to buy the remaining 24.8 per cent stake in service vessels provider Miclyn Express Offshore.

9 September 2013

Australia PE and VC industry body chief exec Katherine Woodthorpe resigns

katherine-woodthrope AVCAL Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) chief executive Katherine Woodthorpe has resigned after seven years in the role.

28 August 2013

Billabong considers refinancing with Oaktree, Centerbridge

Australian clothing brand Billabong International is considering a refinancing package from asset management firm Oaktree Capital Management and private investment firm Centerbridge Partners.

27 August 2013

Sankaty to buy loan portfolio from Lloyds’ Australian arm

Sankaty Advisors, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital, has agreed to acquire a $335m bundle of loans from Lloyds Banking Group’s Australian arm BOS International Australia.

27 August 2013

Australia targets private capital with Medical Research Innovation Fund

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has launched the new A$250m Medical Research Innovation Fund to assist Australian researchers and entrepreneurs successfully commercialise new medical treatments and healthcare technologies.

22 August 2013

Centerbridge and Oaktree mull bids for Billabong after panel ruling

surfing2_sq Centerbridge and Oaktree are mulling making bids for Billabong after the Takeover Panel made significant changes to the Australian surfwear group’s refinancing deal with buyout firm Altamont.

20 August 2013

Investec to sell rest of Australian private equity portfolio

South Africa’s Investec has reportedly decided to wind down the private equity portfolio of its Australian unit as part of its effort to shore up its balance sheet.

13 August 2013

Australian private equity hopes for improved exits as public markets perk up $

The first quarter of 2013 saw the highest level of distributions by Australain private equity firms to limited partners in the last five quarters, despite a challenging environment for exits.

9 August 2013

Square Peg Ventures, Victoria Capital merge to form Square Peg Capital

Australian early-stage investment firms Square Peg Ventures and Victoria Capital have merged to form Square Peg Capital.

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