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13 January 2014

Platinum Equity acquires 70% stake in Australia’s Sensis

Private equity firm Platinum Equity has bought a 70 per cent interest in directories business Sensis from Telstra for A$454m.

8 January 2014

TPG enters race for Shell’s Australia business

l private equity firm TPG is the latest bidder to enter the fray for oil & gas group Shell's Australian refining and retail business.

7 January 2014

Blackstone boosts senior advisor James Carnegie to head Australia dealmaking

Global buyout giant The Blackstone Group has reportedly appointed senior advisor James Carnegie to head its Australian dealmaking.

20 December 2013

Australian financial services review “urgent economic priority”, AVCAL $

The Australian government's financial system inquiry is much needed to improve the competitiveness of the country’s economy in the future, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

19 December 2013

Private equity-backed insurer Cover-More falls in stock market debut

stock brokerage market share listed Australian insurance group Cover-More lost more than 10 per cent in its first day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange.

19 December 2013

Carlyle, KKR advance in Transpacific waste management unit

New Zealand flag close up Private equity firms Carlyle and KKR have reportedly advanced in the sale of Transpacific Industries Group's waste management unit.

16 December 2013

Australia’s Anacacia Capital makes two deals from new fund $

Australian private equity firm Anacacia Capital has made two deals from its recently closed second fund.

16 December 2013

Australia’s mid-market attracts offshore investors to growth story $

There is a growing appetite among the investment community, both domestically and abroad, for investment opportunities in the lower end of the Australia and New Zealand mid-market.

13 December 2013

Light at the end of the tunnel “looks brighter” for Australian private equity $

For Australia's private equity industry, fundraising remained tough, deal flow was limited, and market conditions remained subdued for many portfolio companies. However, there were a number of positive changes that gave increased confidence in the deal outlook for 2014.

11 December 2013

Blackstone Australia, New Zealand chairman resigns after two years with firm

Blackstone Group’s Australia and New Zealand chairman Paul Costello has reportedly resigned just two years after joining the firm.

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