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14 May 2014

Riverside confirms $235m final close for Asia-Pacific Fund II $

river-canyon The Riverside Company has announced the $235m final close of its second Asia-Pacific fund, confirming an AltAssets scoop from March.

13 May 2014

Fosun Group wades into bidding for buyout-backed Healthscope

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospital China’s Fosun Group is reportedly set to go head to head with IHH Healthcare to buy private equity-backed Australian business Healthscope.

9 May 2014

Private equity can address ‘fiscal challenge’ confronting Australian economy $

Next week’s announcement of Australia’s federal budget should be framed around policies that help support a more innovative and internationally competitive Australian economy, according to the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

8 May 2014

Bain Capital acquires majority stake in smoothie chain Boost Juice Bars

australia_koala_170sq Bain Capital has agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in Australian drink bar franchise Boost Juice Bars from fellow private equity firm The Riverside Company.

7 May 2014

Denham Capital launches Australian mining company with $200m investment

Resources and energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital has invested $200m in Pembroke Resources, a newly-formed mining company based in Sydney.

1 May 2014

Australian private equity industry attacks government decision to scrap funding programmes

australia_koala_170sq Australia’s private equity and venture capital association (AVCAL) criticised the National Commission of Audit’s recommendations to abolish innovation funding programmes.

28 April 2014

Pacific Equity Partners eyes A$1bn Spotless Group IPO

australia_koala_170sq Australia’s largest buyout house Pacific Equity Partners is eyeing an A$1bn IPO portfolio company Spotless Group two years after buying the business.

24 April 2014

Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners targets Fund V close before year-end

Australia and New Zealand focused Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has raised A$1.1bn ($1bn) for its fifth fund, which has a final target of A$2.1bn.

17 April 2014

Placement agent FIRSTavenue hires Blackstone MD for new Sydney office

Placement agent FIRSTavenue has hired former Blackstone managing director Martin Donnelly as a partner to the firm’s new office in Sydney, Australia.

14 April 2014

Policy update crucial to enticing offshore investors to Australia $

A more expansive Significant Investor visa programme would help Australian businesses benefit from venture capital funding to fuel future economic growth.

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